Poppy Cat

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 3+

Lovable book character brings delightful adventures to TV.

Parents say

age 2+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 2+

Based on 1 review

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age 2+

Quiet show good for winding down

I encounter Poppy Cat nearly ten years ago in the UK, as the children I looked after had several of the books. The simplistic art, bold colors, and gentle characters were good for entertaining toddlers, but I would say the cut off age for the books is probably age 4. The cartoon is gentle and seems to give the characters a bit more depth, at least as much as can be given in a show designed for preschoolers. The problems the characters encounter focus on developing imagination, and social skills. This is not a show that has a teaching focus like Nina’s World or Daniel Tiger, instead it’s messages are in the context of a story similar to Maisy the Mouse.

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age 2+

Wonderful kids show to entertain and delight

This show is unique, entertaining, appropriate, and fun! I live with my 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, and 12 year old nieces and nephews, and the ones 5 and under always sit around the TV when the shows come on. There is no violence, no annoying voices or songs, positive role models (both female and male), and no inappropriate potty humor jokes (rare in children's cartoons nowadays). Poppy Cat leads her group of friends on adventures through a young child's eyes. Egburt (the antagonist) is a bit annoying and rude, but isn't scary or too mean. Another thing is that Poppy Cat is relatively gender neutral. While Alma the bunny is pink and girly, Poppy Cat is a female but she wears gender-neutral clothing. This show is best for children 2-6 (after that it might bore kids), but I still find myself watching it today.

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