Kristin Smith

TV Series Review

Welcome to Cocomelon, the town where baby J.J. lives with his loving mom and dad, along with his older sister and brother. In Cocomelon, J.J. and his family learn and play while they dance to classic nursery rhymes and other songs focused on education, kindness and family.

Sing Along With Me

This clean, animated show aimed at preschoolers originally started as a YouTube channel created by Treasure Studio, and it’s the first ever to surpass 1 billion views in a single week. It currently has more than 85 million subscribers.

Now, Netflix also houses this animated series, composed of three episodes, each clocking in at about an hour. There’s no dialogue, only simple songs that are fun for littles and problem free for parents. And through those songs, children might learn a little something about sharing, caring for others, their ABCs and even cleaning up their rooms.

As the creator of Treasure Studio said, “At Cocomelon, we’re driven by being able to engage families with entertaining and educational content that makes universally relatable preschool moments fun.”

Episode Reviews

June 1, 2020: “Cocomelon Sing-Alongs: Playdate with JJ”

JJ sings and dances with friends and family as he experiences his first day at school, as well as a fun day at the park.

J.J. and his friends and siblings learn how to share, to practice kindness, to fix things, to care for animals, to count and learn and to be brave.

J.J.’s dad swims in his swim trunks. A few kids are mean to each other in daycare, but they resolve their issues and practice kindness.

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Kristin Smith

Kristin Smith joined the Plugged In team in 2017. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. She and her husband, Eddy, love raising their children Judah and Selah. Kristin also has a deep affection for coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan).

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