Parents' Guide to

The WotWots

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Friendly aliens encourage preschoolers' curiosity.

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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

Oh for heaven's sake

Yes they speak with a silly language, which my kids love. Yes, there is no deep and meaningful message, or ethical quandries for the characters, from which they can learn and grow. And yes, we seem to very serious about our kids just having some fun. The two characters (brother and sister aliens) are cute, happy, and extremely good-natured. If you really think everything your child does should be educational, you could argue that they model wonderful social/cooperative sibling behaviour with each other, and how to have FUN. The programme is a delight for my kids. And we ALL enjoy (kids and adults alike) laughing and repeating the language back at the screen together. The kids think it's a riot. And LAUGH. Especially when we join in with the language. And, as an adult, i can watch the wot wots with my kids again and again, and it's ok: the programme doesn't bother me with repetition, and my kids reactions to it, are ALWAYS priceless. So yep. Lighten up a bit. Learning to have fun is the most important lesson our kids can ever get...
age 2+

Language Issue Too Much

I can't get past the language they use. I have a real issue with shows that use "made up languages". I don't want my kids imitating how they speak - I don't let them watch it. Maybe for a 1 year old who can't talk or a 10 year old who can :)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

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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