A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Social-emotional lessons are shared as the story emphasizes the importance of teamwork to help achieve a goal.
Emphasizes teamwork, helping your friends, perseverance, and that it's okay to make mistakes.
Positive Role Models
All characters are great role models that demonstrate pro-social behavior.
Violence & Scariness
Characters are monsters, but they're very cute and not at all scary.
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Products & Purchases
Some focus on presents, but more about the joy of the holiday season.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Santa's Super Monster Helpers is a Christmas special from the preschool series Super Monsters. The monsters go on a field trip to the North Pole and learn the importance of working together as a team to achieve a goal. The special has an inclusive attitude towards the holiday, as several of the monsters don't celebrate Christmas but still get to take part in the Santa fun. The storyline does revolve around presents, but it's more about the joy of giving and doesn't emphasize "getting." Little kids will love this adorable and visually-stunning celebration of Christmas.
Is It Any Good?
This Christmas special is a sweet holiday celebration with great positive messages for preschoolers. It's visually stunning, and little kids will love seeing the brightly colored details of Santa's North Pole workshop. It's an inclusive celebration that starts off with several of the Super Monsters talking about how they don't celebrate Christmas at all, and other monsters reassure them that Santa will still be happy to meet them. There's a great message of perseverance as the younger monsters make several mistakes throughout the episodes but are encouraged to keep trying by the older monsters. And most of all, the special emphasizes that the monsters can do hard things when they work together as a team. Kids will love this Christmas special and grown-ups will love the great examples the Super Monsters set for their kiddos.
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