Teddles

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Song-filled children's series teaches positive choices.

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Educational Value

It teaches the importance of doing certain tasks, like washing hands, brushing teeth, and picking up toys. It also addresses the potential consequences of not doing them. These lessons are offered as humorous songs composed in ways that are easy for kids to follow (and eventually sing along to). 

Positive Messages

It’s important to do the right things for yourself, and for other people. There are also consequences for doing (or not doing) things. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Teddles can be impertinent, but then does the right thing once his friends help him see the importance of doing what he is supposed to do. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Teddles is a live-action series that combines singing and colorful puppets to teach everyday lessons to small children. The messages are easy for young viewers to understand, and can help them make positive choices when asked to perform daily tasks. 

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What's the story?

TEDDLES is a series of live-action music shorts designed to teach young children lessons. Teddles is a teddy bear who doesn’t like doing things like brushing his teeth or picking up his belongings. But with the help of his playroom toy friends, he learns why these tasks are important, and why he should do them every day. 

Is it any good?

The series, which is also available in Spanish, uses humorous songs and puppets to teach young children in ways that are both entertaining and informative. The lessons it offers are easy to understand, and chances are that they can relate many of them to their own experiences. 

Each two-minute installment is short enough for small kids to handle, and lively enough to keep them engaged. As a result, Teddles offers a catchy and fun chance to motivate children to make good choices in their daily lives. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the lessons that Teddles teaches us. Why is it important to brush our teeth? Should we always wash our hands after playing outside? What happens when we don’t tidy up?

  • Is it easier to learn or remember new things if we sing about them? Is it more fun?

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