Parents' Guide to

Robocar Poli

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Kind rescue vehicles teach kids about community safety.

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Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 4+

4 & 5 yo love it

Its not my favorite (for reasons mentioned in other reviews about language and dumb messages/situations), however, my girls love it and they love role playing fireman and police officers, so I am okay with the outcome. I wish the translation was a little better (ie, “hate”), but we haven’t had any issues with repetition.

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These friendly community helpers introduce kids to the important work of first responders like police officers and firefighters in friendly, nonthreatening ways. Kids will see that accidents can happen anytime and anywhere -- even with the best of intentions and in the seemingly perfect island town of Brooms Town -- and that rescuers are there to help when it's needed. Even though each team member has different specialties and abilities, they work together, ask for input when they need it, and always put others' needs first.

As kids watch the Robocar Poli stories unfold and see the characters facing different elements of danger, they also learn along with the show's characters how to stay safe or respond to emergencies in certain situations. Each episode sees rescue team members advocating personal and community safety tips like staying calm under pressure, prioritizing tasks, listening carefully to directions, and respecting rules. The characters' experiences also show kids that making mistakes is a part of life, but that there's always something valuable to be learned from them. Central to the stories are reminders about self-respect, patience, and knowing when to ask for help.

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