Sprout House

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Energetic, educational morning show for preschoolers.

Parents say

age 8+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 13+
Based on 1 review

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Educational Value

Teaches lessons about friendship, imagination, creativity, and feelings. China's preschool experiences teach real-life skills. 

Positive Messages

It’s nice to be with friends, and fun to use your imagination and be creative. Talking about feelings is important.  

Positive Role Models & Representations

Carly and TJ are upbeat and positive. Snug sometimes gets angry or frustrated, but learns to effectively work through it. 

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Sprout 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. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byScott C November 27, 2017

Fun and spontaneity sacrificed.

Sunny Side Up was a great, fun and spontaneous show. Lots of learning opportunities, fun songs and wonderful characters. Sprout House seems afraid to be fun.... Continue reading
Adult Written byKJ A. May 25, 2018

Quirky animated series has some drinking, crude humor

Quirky animated series has some drinking, crude humor
Teen, 16 years old Written bykendalljr4095 February 12, 2018

Quirky animated series has some drinking, crude humor.

Parents need to know that Sprout House is an animated show and Pretty Edgy Content For Non Cartoon Network/Adult Swim Fare. about a family that runs a burger re... Continue reading

What's the story?

SPROUT HOUSE, an offshoot of the preschool morning series Sunny Side Up, stars Carly Ciarrocchi as Carly, a young woman who spends every morning in a cozy cottage in an urban rooftop garden with dog, Snug, and best friend, TJ (played by Donell Smith). Together they play games, do arts and crafts, sing, and dance. Musical guests like Tim and the Space Cadets join the fray, and they even get to check in on Chica, Sunny Side Up's favorite chicken, who is going to preschool. 

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 Sprout's 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, Sprout House offers lots of opportunities for young children to think, learn, and participate. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about some of the lessons kids can learn from this series: about friendship, about ways to have fun. 

  • Do you recognize anyone from Sunny Side Up on Sprout House? Are they doing something different on this show? 

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