Tumble Leaf: Spring-a-Ling Surprise

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Natascha Crandall, Common Sense Media
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Fig and friends look for lost eggs in this sweet special.

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Educational Value

This series is very educational as it promotes a love of the outdoors while solving problems. Characters often speak in rhyme, which also aids in rereading skills.

Positive Messages

Characters are very kind to one another as they work together for the common good of others. When they make mistakes, nobody is reprimanded: The aim is to fix the problem and move forward. In this special, Fig gets frustrated when he can't find an egg, but rather than focusing on the negative, he perseveres and keeps trying.

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All the characters focus on the positive rather than the negative. While the "big surprise" is almost ruined, the group focuses on finding the eggs, and their perseverance pays off in the end.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Tumble Leaf: Spring-a-Ling Surprise is a charming special that's as entertaining and educational as the regular series. As in the usual episodes, main character Fig, a curious blue fox, finds an item in his thinking box and then figures out a use for it while solving his problem of the day. Today's problem: finding some lost eggs along with new friend Bloom the Bunny. Young fans of Fig and his crew will learn more about the outdoors, perseverance, and working with friends to meet a common goal. 

User Reviews

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Adult Written byNicolekatb May 9, 2020

Makes you want to play outside!

I love Tumble Leaf because of the unique take on problem solving. The overall energy of the show is gentle, kind and curiosity. There is no fighting, violence o... Continue reading
Adult Written byWest'sMommy April 1, 2020

Great show for my toddler

Tumble Leaf is a series aimed at preschoolers, set in a whimsical land where a small blue fox named Fig plays each day and discovers adventure, friendship and l... Continue reading

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What's the story?

In TUMBLE LEAF: SPRING-A-LING SURPRISE, Fig and friends are on the search for some missing eggs. Without them, they won't be able to witness the “big surprise” promised by new bunny friends Bloom and his daughter, Bulb. Characters are very kind to one another as they work together, and the planting of the special eggs brings everyone together in the end with a little spring magic. 

Is it any good?

This special is just as beautiful and engaging as the regular series, with a focus on having fun outdoors and solving problems with friends. While Spring-a-Ling Surprise lasts a bit longer than a standard episode of Tumble Leaf, the action doesn't slow down, and there's a great payoff at the end. It's a fun, simple celebration of spring for preschoolers, and the vibrant colors usually employed in this stop-motion series are in full bloom here. Plus, the addition of two new bunnies makes it extra special for fans both new and old. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about spring. How do things change in nature? How do people celebrate the changes in weather with their families? How do they celebrate it in Tumble Leaf: Spring-a-Ling Surprise?

  • Kids: Have you ever gone on a hunt for eggs? What's fun about finding something? Do you ever get frustrated? 

  • Families can talk about teamwork and perseverance. How can you use these character strengths to have a successful egg hunt? 

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