Telmo and Tula
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Telmo and Tula
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The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Telmo and Tula is a cartoon series in which a brother and sister demonstrate a simple craft or cooking project that kids can replicate at home. The characters detail the necessary supplies or ingredients, suggest tips to make the process easier, and remind viewers that it's important to get a grown-up's help for steps that could be dangerous, such as using a stove. While they work together, Telmo and Tula chat and laugh about whatever's on their minds.
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What's the Story?
In TELMO AND TULA, a brother and sister work together to complete a recipe or a craft project to show their viewers how it's done. In each episode, Telmo and Tula start by listing the supplies they will use, including specific measurements and helpful suggestions for making the project go smoothly. Then they set about creating the craft or making the recipe step by step, calling on the help of a grown-up when they need it.
Is It Any Good?
Budding DIYers will like this sweet show and the pint-size Martha Stewarts at its helm. Not only are the kid-appropriate projects easy to copy at home (with some grown-up supervision and help), but Telmo and Tula's lively conversations throughout the creative process are a treat to take in as well. Kids can relate to the things they talk about, and parents will find familiarity in their easily distractible natures.
Using Telmo and Tula's projects as a guide is a great way to enjoy some hands-on productive time with your kids. In those cases that call for exactness, such as ingredient measurement, it's also an opportunity to show kids some real-world applications of basic math skills.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the tools and skills Telmo and Tula use for their projects. Are all of them familiar to your kids? How does having a basic understanding of numbers help in some of the projects? Is exactness important in every case?
Do these siblings always work well together? Is it realistic to expect that of siblings? What is special about a sibling relationship? On the other hand, what unique challenges exist between brothers and sisters?
What's the value of cooperation and teamwork in completing a project like Telmo and Tula's? What other character strengths are important when cooking?
- Premiere date: August 7, 2012
- Network: Kids Central
- Genre: Kids' Animation
- Topics: Brothers and Sisters
- TV rating: TV-Y
- Last updated: September 21, 2019
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