Parents' Guide to


By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Curious zebra tot's adventures model positive social skills.

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age 3+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 2+

Wholesome and FUN!

Both of my kids absolutely love Zou! It is calming, but fun. The characters are not yelling at them to repeat anything or do something. They want to have the adventures that zou and his friends are having! There are fantastic lessons to be learned from watching and there are a variety of "types" on the show, which is a great way to start discussions with little people.

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age 3+

Cute Show!

My daughter loves watching Zou and I love the lessons it teaches. Zou is usually met with situations that require a bit of thinking and rather than solve it for him, the adults in the show help guide him in the right direction so he can solve it himself. It encourages critical thinking in a fun and playful way.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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Based on the character from books by Michael Gay, Zou is a charming tot with an insatiable sense of wonder about the world and all its workings. The simple stories are indicative of preschoolers' experiences, with Zou exploring new hobbies, role playing, and engaging in imaginative play. When his plans involve others, the characters learn about getting along and solving problems, as well as fixing the mistakes they make.

Parents will love the how this show presents family relationships within Zou's home, where four generations happily coexist. Zou especially reaps the benefits of strong bonds with his parents and his grandparents, and someone is always around to help guide him with sage advice, encouragement, and positive behavioral examples.

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