A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Episodes teach clear, simple social lessons like the importance of telling the truth, and how it's more fun to do things with friends than alone.
Episode plots reinforce kindness and being a good friend, and focus on one lesson per episode.
Positive Role Models
Characters are kind and teach kids positive social lessons.
Violence & Scariness
Mild excitement and adventure. For example, characters show very mild signs of fear when rolling down a snowy mountain.
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Products & Purchases
The main plot of the show is about the Pikwik team delivering packages. The story is more about the adventure of delivering the package, and focuses less on the "thing" the characters are getting delivered. The item isn't revealed until the very end, so the stories are not about wanting something.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Pikwik Pack is a sunny preschool cartoon that emphasizes kindness and positive social emotional lessons. There are some mild adventure scenes, but they're age-appropriate for preschoolers and not too scary. The main plot of the show is about the Pikwik team delivering packages that help solve a problem. The emphasis is more on the package delivery adventure, and less on the "thing" the characters are getting delivered, so consumerism-wary parents don't need to worry too much about "stuff" being the focus. Overall, this is a charming series that grown-ups can feel good about young kids watching.
Is It Any Good?
While this show travels some well-worn preschool TV terrain (a team helping people who have a problem, a map, and being very enthusiastic about mail), this sweet series has some standout elements. The characters (and the voice actors that perform them) are super charming and also feel like very relatable preschoolers, albeit animal ones. The animation is old-school in style, and young kids will be drawn in by the simply drawn characters and their brightly colored world. Preschoolers will also love the focus on things that loom very large in their worlds: friends, vehicles, mail, and snacks.
Grown-ups sensitive to shows modeling consumerism may be a bit wary about a show that revolves around packages being delivered, but this show doesn't veer into unboxing territory or overly emphasize "stuff." Instead, Pikwik Pak celebrates the excitement we all feel when we get mail, and is much more about the adventure of delivering the package. The show also does a fantastic job of featuring one social-emotional lesson per episode, and each lesson is demonstrated in an easy-to-understand story. The Pikwik Pack delivers packages, yes, but also lots of fun and great life lessons too.
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