A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show intends to entertain rather than to educate, but there are positive messages about getting along with others and cooperation.
The stories teach kids the value of teamwork and cooperation. Each character has his or her own superpowers, but it takes a combined effort from all three to thwart the villains' plans. A thoughtful approach and effective problem-solving skills are better than making hasty decisions. Some stories also work in positive social behavior such as using good manners and apologizing when you hurt someone's feelings.
Positive Role Models
Each of the characters is guilty of rash behavior and misjudgments at one time or another, but in every case, they acknowledge where they went wrong, fix the problem, and learn from the mistake. Villains steal and irritate others, and they're generally selfish people, but they're never a match for this trio of good guys (and a girl).
Violence & Scariness
Some falls and crashes, but no injuries.
Did you know you can flag iffy content? Adjust limits for Violence & Scariness in your kid's entertainment guide.Get started
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that PJ Masks is a preschool series that centers on three young superheroes who fight crime at night and live otherwise normal lives during the day. The stories are rich with examples of positive social behavior, from thinking before you act to making and accepting apologies when they're warranted. The heroes rely on teamwork to foil the villains' plans, and the bad guys often trip up because they're being selfish or mean.
Is It Any Good?
TV superheroes come in all shapes, sizes, and manners of dress, but these three cuties are the first to fight bad guys in their jammies and at the tender age of 5. Though the concept blurs the line between age-appropriate response to crime and what's fun to imagine, it has generally empowering messages for preschoolers and never misses an opportunity to teach a lesson about friendship and cooperation that's easily applicable to kids' experiences.
None of the villains is really scary, and the pint-size naughties deal in nonthreatening crimes, such as stealing kids' toys and turning a remote-control dinosaur on the town. That keeps the mood light and often comical and the stories engaging. PJ Masks is enjoyable enough for parents and tots to watch together, which gives you the opportunity to remind them that sneaking out of the house (even to fight crime) isn't OK in the real world.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.