A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Tayo the Little Bus offers lots of fun adventures and positive lessons that preschoolers can enjoy and understand. There's some minor bickering among the cast and lots of fart humor, but the focus is on friendship, learning, and doing the right thing.
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What's the story?
TAYO THE LITTLE BUS is an animated series about Tayo and his fellow electric buses. The flatulent 120 Blue bus is just starting his career in the big city. Luckily, he gets help from the friendly bus mechanic Hana and older double-decker bus Cito. His fellow buses, Green bus Rogi, cheerful Yellow bus Lani, and Gani, a shy and hardworking Red bus, also are supportive. Adding to the fun are vehicles such as Nuri the taxi, Met the subway train, and Rookie, who's new on the police force.
Is it any good?
Originally developed for South Korea's Educational Broadcasting System, Tayo features a cast of public transit vehicles that most younger children will easily recognize. More importantly, the show's daily adventures are full of teachable moments that reinforce positive and thoughtful behavior.
Stateside adults might be a little taken aback by the frequent fart jokes, which are more common on Asian television than they are in the U.S. But there also is a genuine charm to the show. Children will certainly enjoy watching while learning along the way.
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