Parents' Guide to

The Floogals

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Curious space explorers study human ways in charming series.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 2+

Love it!

We've been watching floogals since about 4m, now 16m and he absolutely loves it - gets so excited when it comes on. It's great that season 2 is now available to watch! New episodes!!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 2+

Pointless and teaches things that kids already know

This show treats the "hooman" child audience as if they are not the least bit intelligent as the things that this show "teaches" are things that kids already know (or should unless they are isolated from society and every room in a typical house). Things your child will learn is how smart they are compared to the "tiny happy alien" teachers. In one episode the Floogals teaches children about balloons and what they are used for. In another they teach about what a mirror is. And what a dog is. And a bed. It even teaches what a baby is (which is actually the only funny part because they first assume that babies are the "hoomans" ruler because of people giving the baby so much attention). The show is only educational to Floogals which obviously don't exist in reality just like this show shouldn't exist as it is completely pointless.

This title has:

Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (4):

This CGI/live-action series provides a unique vantage point from which to observe the human world, thanks to the tiny interlopers who explore every nook and cranny in and around the humans' house. They squeeze behind a mirror to find the alternate universe they think they see in there, hop inside a dog toy to find out if it's magic, and slide into the bowl of an umbrella to discover its purpose. Even though tots know going into each story what they will conclude about the various items and their jobs, it's charming and funny to tag along as the Floogals try to learn these things on their own.

Not surprisingly, there are many instances of teamwork and lots of camaraderie when the Floogals are around, and every story culminates in great celebration over the day's accomplishments. What really stands out from the show, though, is its positive spin on the trial-and-error process that goes into every new discovery, and that will resonate with kids especially. The Floogals never get it right on the first try, but if they let discouragement or frustration get in their way, they'd never get the results they want. That's a great takeaway from this fun mixed-media series.

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