Its not like I’ve watched many episodes but from the one episode that I have watched, I can definitely say it is a show that must be watched.
The entertainment value of the show is very big. The children used are very cute and adorable. But what they say and how they act adds a comedic element. Which, of course, is always a bonus.
It was very interesting that the one episode I did watch was centred around the children’s own perception about the opposite gender. Gender is a HUUUGE sociological topic/area which excites me!
The episode really brought to light that the idea about what gender is exactly is taught. Most of the boys had stereotypical ideas about what girls were like and the girls had stereotypical ideas about what boys were like. Most boys played with the ‘boys toys’ and most girls played with ‘girls toys’ but there were a few children who ‘defied’ the norms and did not follow the crowd.
For me, the most important thing the show highlighted was that the environment a child is brought up in is very important to the child’s learning and understanding as well as the friends the child makes. An example of this was when the boys were asked to act like girls. One of the boys didn’t seem know what to do but as he watched the other boys, he joined in. This strongly suggested that stereotypical ideas are taught and learnt not something that is innate.
But whatever views someone may hold, the show is so so entertaining, funny and cute that it is a show that cannot be missed!
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