Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

The Backyardigans

The Backyardigans

Spring 2012 Television
Ages: 2 - 5 yrs.
Rating: TV Y

Children ages 2 to 5 will be happy to tag along on the adventures of The Backyardigans, the stars of a half-hour animated series airing on Nick Jr. This series celebrates the most joyous and carefree moments of childhood, those spent meeting up with your friends for lots of energetic and imaginative free play.

Plots twist and turn along delightful paths, paying particular attention to themes of friendship, cooperation, sharing, and teamwork. As a bonus, each episode includes musical interludes that cover a wide range of genres.

With its jolly plots and positive messages about imagination and friendship, The Backyardigans is both entertaining and educational, a pleasant TV-viewing treat for little ones when they aren't outside in their own backyards playing with friends.

Gina Catanzarite   ©2012 Parents' Choice
Gina Catanzarite is an award-winning television producer, writer, teacher, mom and media consultant in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She began her career in 1987 and counts 9 Emmy awards, 26 Emmy nominations, a Matrix award, two Pennsylvania Broadcaster's Association Awards, 8 Telly Awards, and a screenwriting grant from the Theatre Association of Pennsylvania, among her professional honors.

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