ChuChu TV

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Exceptional channel teaches young kids with songs, rhymes.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 5 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

Some videos incorporate concepts like color identification, animal recognition, counting, and letters, in addition to rhymes and songs that encourage recall.


Positive Messages

Songs, rhymes, and stories expose kids to rhythm, rhyming, and music. Lyrics are repetitive, encouraging viewers to sing or recite along. Often the characters are seen in notable world locations around notable world landmarks (the Great Wall of China, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, etc.) or immersed in different cultures. Some stories teach moral lessons about kindness and compassion.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Characters delight in traveling, sharing, singing, extending kindness, and other friendly behavior. In many cases they use songs to teach kids about colors, numbers, animals, and other preschool and early learning concepts.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that ChuChu TV is a YouTube channel featuring nursery rhymes, songs, stories, and pre-reading educational content for preschoolers and young grade schoolers. The music and rhymes are simple and repetitive so that young kids can learn and repeat them quickly, and the bright, bold animation shows children and animal characters singing and reciting. Videos meant for slightly older kids introduce objects in categories such as farm animals and street vehicles, encouraging critical thinking about similarities and differences. Often basic counting skills, letter sense, and color recognition are incorporated into the videos, and some are set in different places around the world. Please note: Our reviewers watch between one and two hours of content to determine the general appropriateness of each YouTube channel. Some channels contain more variety within their content than others; we do our best to capture the channel's overall subject and tone to help parents make the best choice for their family. We recommend parent co-viewing of YouTube content for kids under 13.


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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written byAyoub F. May 21, 2018


This channel isn't good. It does the songs in very bad ways. They usually sing the songs wrong. Sometimes even the whole song is incorrect! They have a bad... Continue reading
Adult Written bydpatton41 April 18, 2020


I am a mom of two toddlers. They liked the show the first time they saw it and I did too. I turned it off because I couldn't help but notice that the carto... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old April 13, 2020


the songs in this show are a bit ear wormy, like the song 'Baby Shark'. They just get stuck in your head.
Teen, 17 years old Written byGoatWhoScreams January 5, 2020

Not a Good Example

While some of the “story time” videos have good morals, I would not recommend them. There is an antagonistic character named Cussly who is greedy, selfish, rude... Continue reading

What's the story?

CHUCHU TV is a YouTube channel with animated videos, songs, rhymes, and stories for young kids. The main characters include four children -- ChuChu, ChaCha, Chiku, and Chika -- and an assortment of animals, and they're shown in locations all around the world. ChuChu TV Nursery Rhymes is geared toward preschoolers, while ChuChu TV Surprise is better suited for young grade-schoolers, featuring more educational content like number sense, colors, and sorting skills. ChuChu TV Storytime animates tales as they're told, and ChuChu Funzone's more advanced animation puts the characters in unusual places like a gumball machine for their adventures.


Is it any good?

The brainchild of an Indian dad looking for a new way to entertain his daughter, this beloved YouTube channel is creativity at its best. The animation exceeds expectations for a digital show, and the songs and rhymes are supported by rhythmic beats and tones that are almost mesmerizing. And in truly amazing fashion, somehow ChuChu TV's soothing sounds render forgivable the repetitive nature of preschool entertainment that can be taxing to parents' nerves.

These videos also manage to teach without feeling like they're teaching merely by setting the characters in different places and making games out of categorizing objects. This accomplishes two goals: It exposes kids to important learning skills, and it communicates the sense that learning doesn't have to be a chore. With ChuChu TV at the ready, it can be fun, too.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the learning concepts that are conveyed in these videos. Are these familiar concepts for you, or did you learn something new? What value does learning numbers, letters, and colors have for you?

  • Where are these videos set? Do you know where those places are on a map? How can you tell from the people's dress, the native animals, and other scenery where the characters are?

  • Expand on what your kids see and hear in these videos. Can you sing the songs you learned? Play "I Spy" using colors, letters, and numbers as the criteria. What topics intrigue your kids the most?

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