A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Teaches lessons about friendship, imagination, creativity, and feelings. China's preschool experiences teach real-life skills.
It's nice to be with friends, and fun to use your imagination and be creative. Talking about feelings is important.
Positive Role Models
Carly and TJ are upbeat and positive. Snug sometimes gets angry or frustrated, but learns to effectively work through it.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Snug's House is a spin-off of Sunny Side Up, the popular morning show for kids, and offers lots of the same learning opportunities for preschool-age children. It stars Carly Ciarrocchi as Carly, a young woman who spends every morning in a cozy cottage in an urban rooftop garden with her dog, Snug, and their best friend, TJ (played by Donell Smith). Kids can learn all kinds of things, from crafts to how to deal with feeling angry or frustrated in healthy ways. On occasion, kids are directed to the show's online site if they want to watch more content.
Is It Any Good?
Like its parent show, this energetic series acts as an interactive play date by featuring 90-second segments of preschool-oriented content throughout a morning programming block. As a result, it provides a consistent place and cast of characters that children can focus on between different shows. However, unlike Sunny Side Up, the segments are prerecorded, allowing for more creative content.
It's colorful and fun, and most preschoolers will find it hard not to get caught up in some of the fun. Whether it's using your imagination to play with a spoon in a variety of ways, or having conversations about how to cope with your feelings, Snug's House offers lots of opportunities for young children to think, learn, and participate.
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