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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

A "mooovelous" intro to reading for preschoolers.

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age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 4+

bye wilbur

he got cancelled bye bye wilbur
age 18+

not even for the 9 year old

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Preschoolers will be drawn in by the series' cheery characters, engaging puppetry techniques, catchy tunes, and rhythmic storytelling. Plus, they'll pick up important clues about the mechanics of reading. The characters also encourage listening comprehension through interactive questions that await kids' responses; many retellings of the stories by both Wilbur and real kids reiterate each episode's theme and ensure that little ones won't miss a beat of the tales.

Developed by a trio of moms who saw a need for book-oriented preschool programming, Wilbur may very well get your kids jazzed up about reading, especially if you mimic the characters' excitement and style (follow the words with your finger as you read, let your kids turn the pages to find out what happens next, etc.) when you read at home.

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