Parents' Guide to


By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Determined bird friends succeed by challenging stereotypes.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 3+


Reinforces outdated stereotypes of gender and of babies getting delivered by storks rather than simple age appropriate explanations. Mostly harmless, fine language of support for friends. Won't continue watching.
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age 2+

No agenda - so far

I’m really glad there’s at least one show on television not pushing an agenda that’s inappropriate for littles.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13):
Kids say (13):

What do you get when you put adorable animal babies in the hands (er, wings) of these two determined and symbiotic best friends? A joyous and sweet series that illustrates the rewards of challenging stereotypes and embracing diversity. Pip and Freddy are the perfect pair -- Pip the crack navigator and Freddy the tireless flyer -- and their mutual commitment to excelling at their work makes everyone around them better as well.

T.O.T.S. doesn't present a utopian vision of Pip and Freddy's atypical journey to delivery bird success, and that's a great asset to its ability to impart lessons on its young audience. Not only do they face certain challenges that their stork counterparts don't, they also encounter some resistance to their mere presence, since until they came along, T.O.T.S. was a storks-only industry. This necessitates some creative problem-solving, a lot of self-confidence, perseverance, and help from those who do believe in them. These sweet stories surrounding a unique friendship have much to teach preschoolers about the importance of thinking outside the box and recognizing potential even when it comes in surprising packages.

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