Finding good kids’ television programming can be a challenge. The language and themes of most children’s television shows leave a lot to be desired. That’s where Little Bear comes to the rescue.
Little Bear, based on the popular children’s books written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak, tells the story about a young bear cub’s adventures with his animal friends. The stories are very smartly written with engaging characters and humorous wit but never contain anything inappropriate.
Little Bear and his friends engage in imaginative play that manages to leave a gentle understanding of the way things should be without heavy moral instruction. Thankfully, the episodes remain sweet and entertaining with each repeated viewing because children (and their parents) will be watching and re-watching them again and again.
Another aspect of the show that can be very helpful is that each episode consists of three seven-minute stories. This is great when you just want to let the kids watch a little TV, but not a whole show.
Little Bear is the one show that kids of all ages will embrace and love.