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By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Fantastical, benign show meant for the very young.

TV PBS Educational 1998
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 24 parent reviews

age 2+

Childhood Memories

What makes me drawn into this show is seeing one of the cutest characters on the show: Po and the Noo-Noo. I like to say these quotes "Naughty Noo-Noo," and "Clever Noo-Noo," sometimes. But what I love to hear the most is Po's cute baby voice and giggles. The downside is I literally breakdown in tears sometimes when I watch videos of kids waving goodbye to the viewers and the Teletubbies before transitioning to the Baby Sun. I know this is just silly, but overall, this may be a good show for little kids and adults who use to have good memories.
age 6+

Not Educational

It is good (though not educational). I would set the educational value level to 1/5 or Not Present depending on the episode, because honestly, it's just not good for education. They encourage way too much jibberish communicative grammar and grossness.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (24 ):
Kids say (80 ):

Teletubbies, though gentle and mild in tone, might be confusing to the youngest viewers: It appeals to non-order just when kids most require order to organize their formative mind. On the other hand, the show is non-violent, multicultural, and curious. It embraces love and play. It's slow and gentle -- though its emphasis on watching the videos that play on the Tubbies' tummies is a bit redundant.

In the end, although Teletubbies is unique and fascinating, it's not necessarily educational or important. You may want to decide whether it serves as a treat -- or a distraction -- before letting your child watch more than twice a week.

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