Some of my favorite things have come from "across the pond"...the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jude Law, Christian Bale. You get the idea! Now, Nick Jr. has helped Peppa Pig jump across the pond to delight preschoolers everywhere.
Peppa Pig is an award-winning animated series in the U.K. geared at preschool-aged children. It arrived here in the U.S. in 2011, thanks to Nick Jr. What's unique though is that each episode is only about 5-minutes long, instead of the typical 15-minute format of most children's shows my daughter watches.
Peppa Pig follows the daily adventures of Peppa, a loveable, energetic little piggy who lives with her brother George, Mommy Pig and Daddy Pig. Keep reading to learn more!
Monday - Friday: 12:00 PM and 12:30 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 2:00 PM and 2:30 PM
Peppa Pig is a show that revolves around Peppa, a female pig, and her family and friends. Each of her friends is a different species of mammal. Peppa's friends are the same age as her, and Peppa's younger brother George's friend Richard is the same age as him. Episodes tend to feature everyday activities such as attending playgroup, going swimming, visiting their grandparents, going to the playground or riding bikes.
The characters wear clothes, live in houses, and drive cars, but still display some characteristics of the animals on which they are based. Peppa and her family snort like pigs during conversations, the other animals make their respective noises when they talk, with some exhibiting other characteristics, such as the Rabbit family's enjoyment of carrots. The Rabbits are also the sole exception to the rule of human-like habitation, in that they live in a burrow in a hill, although it does have windows and is furnished in the same way as the other houses.
Because Peppa lives in the U.K., she speaks with a sweet and engaging British accent. She loves playing games, dressing up, going on trips and jumping in muddy puddles. Her adventures always end happily with loud snorts of laughter! My daughter truly enjoyed Peppa Pig and the show's certain style of lighthearted, laugh-out-loud storytelling. I, on the other hand, genuinely appreciated the show's emphasis on family, friendship, fun and humor.
Make sure to check out Peppa Pig on Nick Jr. and if your little ones go "hog wild" for Peppa like I think they will, you'll be pleased to know that Peppa will also be coming to the big screen in April! Special screenings of "Muddy Puddles and Other Stories" - a compilation of Peppa Pig episodes - will run in participating movie theaters across the country.
To keep up with Peppa Pig and all the latest news surrounding the movie feature and television series, be sure to like their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/OfficialPeppaPigUS.
Disclosure: I received a Peppa Pig prize package from Nick Jr. in order to facilitate my review. No other compensation was received. This product review is based on my own personal experiences with this item and is completely honest and objective.
I'm a former 7th grade Science teacher turned stay-at-home mom that lives in Houston, Texas. I am married to my college sweetheart and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, who definitely keeps me on my toes! I am also involved in starting a small business which would both manufacture and sell an invention that I've patented, called Toothpaste 2 Go. I love interacting with my readers and hope to learn as much about you as you learn about me!