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Parents need to know that The Chica Show stars Chica, the chipper host of Sprout's The Sunny Side Up Show, so kids who know and love her will want to tune in. The characters' imaginative play doubles as a teacher of tot-size life lessons about being a good friend, taking responsibility for your actions, and respecting grown-ups. The show's unique filming style combines live-action and animated sequences, helping little ones differentiate between real life and make-believe and catering to the series' sense of adventure and fun.
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THE CHICA SHOW is a preschool series built around Chica the chicken, a popular character from The Sunny Side Up Show. In it, Chica helps her mom and dad in their store, the Costume Coop, which transforms into a stage for her imagination after hours. Joined by a colorful cast of friends -- including a ragdoll named Stitches (voiced by Mario Lopez), who comes to life when the store closes -- Chica explores far-off places and unusual experiences, inspired by the costumes she dons.
Is it any good?
Chica's popularity with preschool viewers earned her the title role in this lively show that takes kids on adventures of Chica's creation and teaches them about relationships, manners, and responsibility. The show blends animation and live-action sequences to help differentiate between Chica's real world and her imagined one, and the distinction goes a long way in clarifying the two platforms for tots.
Colorful characters and delightful stories will hold preschoolers' attention for the duration of the show, ensuring that the age-appropriate social messages hit their mark. Tagging along with Chica, kids will see good examples of solving problems, getting along with others, and expressing kindness, as well as the effects of this positive behavior on everyone involved.
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Families can talk about the characters' adventures. Where do their costumes take them? What do they learn from the people they meet?
Kids: How do the problems Chica and her friends experience compare to what you find in your daily life? Would you handle their situations any differently than they do? What did you learn from their stories?
Kids: Do you like to play make-believe? Where do you imagine you are? Are you someone different when you're there? What toys or costumes do you have that help you imagine this new place?
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