Parents' Guide to

Tickety Toc

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Lively series exposes preschoolers to concepts of time.

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age 2+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

Granddaughters love this show!

While babysitting my granddaughters I was flipping through the channels on TV looking for a show for the 5 year old . I was holding the baby who was about 4-5 months old at the time. When Tickety Tock came up on the screen the baby jerked, wiggled her arms and smiled. This has become a favorite of both girls. The baby loves the colors and faces, she gets excited when the music starts for chime and Pufferty is chugging along. The 5 year old enjoys the programs and asks for it. Their parents and I record the program for them. I do hope they continue making new episodes.
age 2+

My 2yr old LOVES it!

This is the best show ever! My 2yr old girl has been watching it for about a year now and absolutely loves it!!! My husband and I love it too, there is never a scary or spooky moment, it's all happy times. The twins get in to sticky situations all the time just as toddlers and young children do but they work together and don't give up until they have found a solution. They are always helping their friends as well. The twins are sweet, caring, helpful, curteous, adventurous, creative, imaginative, courageous and determined. I get may daughter to help me to pick up her toys like Tommy and tullulha help their friends, to eat like them, etc... I totally recommend this show its just too cute!

Is It Any Good?

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Plenty of preschool series have embraced the task of blending content that appeals to kids with pre-reading skills like letter sounds, shapes, and counting. Tickety Toc tackles a different subject entirely, introducing tots to the concept of time. Tommy and Tallulah live a carefree life behind the closed doors of their clock, but their adventures are limited by their hourly responsibilities as the clock's chimers. In seeing how the characters adapt to these guidelines, kids can relate the experiences to their own schedules and responsibilities for school, playtime, mealtime, and bedtime and start to see patterns in how they spend blocks of time in their own lives.

Of course, this is all well and good for parents, but the selling point for kids will be the show's delightful animation and colorful, comical community of characters. A master chef who just happens to be a cow, a weather-obsessed chicken, and a quirky inventor whose prototypes are prone to minor glitches make for some unpredictable situations that are sure to have tots counting the minutes until the next episode. The animation also does a good job of carrying the clock theme through every scene, incorporating gears and pendulums into background scenery and the characters themselves in creative ways that kids will love.

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