A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Viewers learn about a variety of zoo inhabitants.
The series encourages preschoolers to investigate the world around them and identify its inhabitants.
Positive Role Models
SpottyWot and DottyWot are resourceful, curious about their surroundings, and excited to learn about the new animals they encounter.
Products & Purchases
The show is linked to a product line of toys and music, so young fans might take an interest in them as well.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this series introduces preschoolers to a variety of zoo animals through the eyes of two curious aliens. Kids will enjoy the cute characters and their gadget-filled spaceship, and the show encourages young viewers to be inquisitive about the world around them. Parents may be disappointed in the aliens' lack of decipherable language, but an off-screen narrator's translation ensures that kids don't miss the meaning of the show.
Is It Any Good?
This series is narrated by creator Martin Baynton, who interacts with the WotWots from off screen and translates their toddler-like babbling for the audience. The show pairs their computer-animated puppets with live-action scenes of animals and zoo settings, making the content more realistic and relatable for its young viewers.
Preschoolers will learn about a variety of zoo animals, but the show's better selling point is its focus on rewarding kids' curiosity about the world around them. The characters' language shortcomings might be distracting for older viewers and certainly don't help kids' vocabulary development, but otherwise the bright, friendly characters are fun for preschoolers.
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