A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The characters illustrate for preschoolers the important roles community helpers play. They all have a specific skill set that helps them do their jobs.
Kids see the characters lean on their friends when they're faced with a task they can't complete on their own. They use problem-solving skills and resourcefulness to overcome difficult challenges, and it always takes multiple attempts to get it right, requiring perseverance and determination. Strong themes of friendship and the joy of helping others.
Positive Role Models
Stinky, Dirty, and friends believe they can solve every dilemma they face, even if it takes some time. They welcome each other's ideas and strive to learn something valuable from every attempt, even those that fail.
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This animated series is based on picture books by Kate and Jim McMullan.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Stinky & Dirty Valentine's Day Show is a TV special from The Stinky & Dirty Show. The popular characters from Jim and Kate McMullan's picture books demonstrate resourcefulness, perseverance, and teamwork as they work to solve problems in their bustling little town. The many different vehicles represent the varied and important work of community helpers, from construction workers to postal carriers. These stories emphasize friendship, respect, and the joys of selfless giving and helping others.
Is It Any Good?
These inseparable pals continue to encounter and solve problems in friendly fashion around their city in this festive holiday special. Their can-do attitude knows no defeat, regardless of how many tries and "what if?" moments it takes to get to a solution. By involving their friends in the process, Stinky and Dirty show kids the value of collaboration.
The Stinky & Dirty Valentine's Day Show also captures the special joy of doing for others, whether it's in the form of an unexpected and heartfelt gift or helping a friend who's in a jam. Stinky, Dirty, and their Go City neighbors give selflessly and happily, which spreads cheer aplenty.
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