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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show demonstrates craft and cooking projects kids can do mostly on their own. Telmo and Tula encourage viewers to consider safety when using appliances that produce heat or tools that are sharp.
The characters present young viewers with projects that they can replicate at home, mostly on their own with some supervision and help from a grown-up. They encourage creativity in making the projects and recipes their own, suggesting personalizing them with color and flavor choices. Kids see the characters' excitement over completing a task.
Positive Role Models
Telmo and Tula are typical siblings who tease and irritate each other at times, but they enjoy working as a team to complete the day's project. They are good at following instructions and taking initiative, but they also know when it's prudent to call on the help of an adult for safety reasons.
Violence & Scariness
De vez en cuando hay una persecución y gritos. Partes del cuerpo de los Edebits a veces se caen, pero se pueden volver a conectar. Se habla de la necesidad de proteger a los animales de los cazadores.
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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.
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.
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