A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Endeavors to teach good lessons, but they're pretty simplistic. Gender stereotypes are reinforced and characters are one-dimensional.
Products & Purchases
There are commercials before, during and after the program, sometimes for movies targeted at older kids.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the characters in this lackluster cartoon are very gender-stereotypical. Every girl wears a dress, boys are more inventive and adventurous than girls, and adults are usually assigned typical roles -- the teacher is a woman, the police officer a man.
Is It Any Good?
Watching Timothy Goes to School won't hurt kids, but since it's neither educational nor particularly amusing, they -- and you -- are likely to choose one of the many other options out there. The stories are harmless and mildly entertaining. The problem is that the set up and situations are of a type usually more familiar to older children, while the problems and their resolutions are presented at the simplest and tamest level.
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