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Parents need to know that Timmy Time is a cute animated series that's a surefire winner for both preschoolers and parents. Created by the team behind Shaun the Sheep, Timmy Time centers on a mischievous young lamb who's always looking for ways to fix the trouble he's gotten into with his friends and teachers at nursery school. From the engaging animation to the show's dialogue-free format, this one is perfect for preschoolers because it packs each 10-minute story with important social lessons about responsibility, good sportsmanship, and fair play.
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What's the story?
In TIMMY TIME, mischievous young Timmy the lamb is off on new adventures at nursery school, where he and his friends discover that there are more than just ABCs to learn. Each day presents new opportunities to play and grow, but first Timmy must master the skills it takes to get along with others, and that's not always a simple task. Luckily, he's got a supportive group of friends and teachers who help keep him on track when he lets his impulses toward mischief get the better of him.
Is it any good?
Every aspect of this series is perfectly suited for its young audience, from the bright animation to the episodes' brief 10-minute length. Even the absence of dialogue serves preschoolers well, since they learn to recognize the characters' gestures and facial expressions as indications of their emotions instead of relying solely on words.
Fans of Aardman Animations' hit series Shaun the Sheep may recognize young Timmy as the baby lamb who gets pulled into the fray of the herd's antics in that series. Now Timmy is at least partially grown up and off to school, where he doesn't miss a beat getting into troubles like cutting in line, shirking on classroom duties, and hiding his classmates' things -- all very relatable themes for Timmy Time's preschool audience. Kids will see how these actions affect his friends and teachers and will benefit from watching how Timmy learns to consider others' feelings.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about being a good friend. How can you show someone you are a friend? What are some things that might hurt a friend's feelings? When have you had your feelings hurt? How did your friend make you feel better?
Do you like Timmy Time's style? Why do you think the characters don't talk? Did that make it harder to understand what was going on, or could you figure it out by what the characters did?
What are some of your other favorite shows? Why do you like them? What do you learn from them? Can you relate to the characters' troubles?
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