The Adventures of Paddington

TV review by Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Charming bear is back in series with sweet, gentle lessons.

Parents say

age 2+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 3+

Excellent kids show!!

It's an excellent kids show that makes both the new movies and the classical books justice! It captures both the charm and spirits of both the source materials. ; )They also are making the scenes where Paddington "explores" new things in a very similar way like they did in the movies, with all the angles and stuffs like that, which is great! The movie voice of Paddington is back which is an extra+! And it kinda takes place during the summer between the 1st and 2nd movie, which is perfect for the movie fandom! Just be aware that some of the characters personalities and ages, like the dad and the daughter Judith, are a little different, but that's nothing that bothers. I think it is either a change to benefit the target demographic or to stay more true to the books. It is based on the Paddington books, after all. The animation is really good and nice to watch too. And the storylines are great, it basically starts and end with him writing a letter to Aunt Lucy and in between we get to follow him on the day's adventure. And there's also a good lesson and moral he learns in each episode. Overall, great show which I highly recommend to each Paddington fan out there! :)
age 2+

Both my 3 yr old and 6 yr old love this show!

My kids laugh so hard when they watch this show. They even laugh just thinking about this show. The bear is very sweet and kind. Even the grouchy neighbor comes around by the end of each episode. I love this show because it is something my husband and I don’t mind watching (we laugh too) unlike other kid shows that drive us nuts. There is only one episode so far that we skip because it talks about monsters. I’m not sure this particular “monster” episode would scare other kids, but both my boys are highly sensitive and easily frightened by shows/movies—so we just skip to the next episode! I hope they come out with the next season soon!

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