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Postman Pat

TV review by
Andrea Graham, Common Sense Media
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Small-town adventures just right for kids.
Parents recommend

Parents say

age 5+
Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Pat is always willing to help a neighbor.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this program promotes social and emotional development, exploration of one's surroundings, and community participation. The show's small-village charm encourages children to get to know their neighbors and make friends. Preschoolers will benefit from the show's lighthearted tales about friendship, safety, and respect for others' feelings.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byanarcangel April 9, 2008
Parent of a 17 year old Written byJesusrulz666 July 30, 2010
It shows a town in Socialist, Monarchist England, and it shows even with that you can have a wonderful town that has a well scripted TV Show.
Teen, 13 years old Written byABCand123 September 29, 2014
Kid, 12 years old February 19, 2013


Suitable for all.

What's the story?

A long-running classic, Britain's POSTMAN PAT has been broadcast to and loved by young children throughout the world. Featuring stop-motion animation with clay figures, the program tells the tales of a mailman named Pat, who loves nothing more than to make deliveries and help his fellow neighbors in the small English village of Greendale. In Greendale, everyone knows each other and works together to build a happy community, and there is always a project to be completed and a friend to be made.

Is it any good?

Postman Pat's quirky-yet-loveable villagers will delight preschoolers and provide good examples of neighborly behavior. Pat's interaction with his community illustrates the value of helping others, while also emphasizing the importance of safety and thinking before you act. Plus, Pat's adventures reflect preschoolers' own curiosity and eagerness to explore their physical and social world. The show encourages this wonder and teaches children that they, too, can contribute to their community.

While preschoolers will be happy to watch Postman Pat, slightly older children (up to 8), may also get a kick out of watching Pat and his silly friends tackle problems. As the show is British, children may enjoy the characters' accents and word use. This tendency can add a fun layer: Kids can compare and contrast their world to Greendale.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the importance of being polite and lending a kind hand when interacting with others. Why is it important to help others? Should you wait until you're asked to help out? Has your family ever helped your neighbors?

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