Parents' Guide to

Word Party

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Cute, fun preschool series puts kids in vocab-teaching role.

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

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 55 parent reviews

age 4+


Word Party is a great show to teach kids words and feelings. However, the characters themselves are not realistically developed for "babies" their age. Franny, the cheetah seems to be the only one with common sense as well as the one who REALISTICALLY acts like a baby/child. Lulu, the panda, is uncharacteristically dumb and picks and chooses when she knows words and doesn't. It doesn't make sense. She's smart enough to know words that as the "baby" of the group that they're claiming her to be, but doesn't know simple words like "apple."
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age 2+

Teaches bad habits

The panda is always causing trouble, and it doesn't seem like she gets any real consequences. The elephant creeps me out, he sounds like a 30 year old man and gives off serial killer vibes. The only character that doesn't bug me is a cheetah. Why are the animals unsupervised? The voices are very annoying and the animals are always eating junk food. We have since switched to better shows.
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (55 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This engaging series broadens preschoolers' vocabulary in a unique way, putting kids in a position to "teach" the characters as they learn themselves. The tweak may seem minor to parents, but for little ones who are constantly on the receiving end of instruction, being looked at as the big kid in the room could be just the thing to get them on board for learning. The show is paced well for youngsters, mixing fun and funny experiences with simple vocabulary lessons and other important skills such as shape identification.

Word Party also incorporates less tangible lessons that are equally important for preschoolers. The characters' interactions often yield small conflicts that involve hurt feelings and differences of opinion, but they work through them by listening to each other, being patient, and finding kindness. At the same time, they learn about their own emotions and always end on a positive note, celebrating what they've learned as well as the learning process itself.

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