on December 28, 2012
Calliou used to be sweet, but in newer episodes he is a brat. And it is not bratty behavior that resolves itself and is redirected so your child learns not to be that way. He is just a brat. My daughter gets 20 minutes of t.v. a day - which for a long time was Caillou. After a few days of the new season, she started saying, "don't want to." I could not figure out where it came from - then I saw the Calliou episode. Once it was gone for a few weeks, and with constant redirection, she stopped saying it. Toddlers pick-up everything and Caillou's pouty, whiny behavior is even more annoying in real life.
on September 24, 2013
for 95% of this show Caillou is a bratty, wining, mess; for 5% of the show he "learns a lesson." You know how your kids pick up on everything they hear... if you let them watch this show, they will be crossing their arms and saying "no fair" every time they don't get their way. It is awful... like this show.
on December 30, 2013
Nothing is more irritating than listening to this whiny, little creep pester his way through life. Whether it's losing his car at an ice cream shop, his dinosaur at a museum, his friend's toy at the park--sensing a theme here? Caillou loses things, all the time, and he whines about it. If he doesn't get his way, if he has to wait, if his little sister irritates him, if he loses a race, if his daddy doesn't drive fast enough, if a horse scares him, if he can't go to playschool and put on a finger puppet show, if his cat irritates him, if his mommy doesn't stop reading to take him to the library, if he ruins a library book, if he can't climb on the monkey bars, if he can't tie his shoes, if he can tie his shoes, if he has to go the bathroom, if he gets dirty, if he gets wet, if he gets clean, if he doesn't want to sleep, if he wants to sleep, if he can't go to the party his parents are having...he whines, complains, moans, and groans. And his parents are so unrealistically sweet about all of it, it's disgusting. His parents don't even have names, and neither do any of the other parents, "Clementine's mommy" "Jeffery and Jason's mommy" And then there's that fuzzy white frame that surrounds the show as if the animators didn't want to finish their jobs. Not to mention the gaudy green, yellow, red, and blue everything in the show, the furniture, the stairs, the cars, the backgrounds are all awful to look at. AND Caillou's little trippy fantasies where he imagines he's a fireman, spaceman, pilot, race car driver, dinosaur rider, lion tamer, whatever... This show is just awful and Sprout plays it nonstop until the kids start to like it then they want to watch it all the time. The one good thing about Caillou is that when it's on it means it's time for mommy and daddy to take the kids outside for some exercise.
on March 12, 2013
...if your goal is to teach your kid to be a whiny, complaining, chore of a child. Caillou is a terrible role model. And a god awful show as well. There's not even a semblance of a plot. Caillou just randomly stumbles from one event to the next, whining "I don't waaaaant tooooo..." or "noooo Rosie!!". It's just sloppy writing. Every first grader knows a story needs a problem to be solved. Every first grader except Caillou, apparently. Probably because he got expelled when his teacher decided she didn't get paid enough to deal with his whining, or his empty- headed bumbling parents who coddle him relentlessly. Anyways... don't let your kids watch Caillou. Cancel this show!
on June 24, 2013
This is a good series for kids with plenty of lighthearted adventures to entertain toddlers. I don't know what it is about Caillou that grabs the 2-4 year old... but it's undeniable that kids at this age seem to really enjoy this series. A word of caution however: While Season 1 is good basic entertainment, I do not recommend any of the subsequent seasons. The writing and artists were changed and Caillous character goes from being a kid who likes to laugh, learn and ask questions to a whiny brat whose parents give in to most of his demands... it's that blatant... so my advices is enjoy Season 1 and avoid the bad role model that Caillou becomes in later seasons.
on March 20, 2013
Every time my kids watch this show they start whining and tell me that they can't do anything. Caillou spends the entire show being a whiny brat. And when his parents ask him to do something he whines that he can't do it. But in the last 20 seconds of the show he figures out that he can and is all proud of himself. Since so little time is paid to that, kids only pick up the whiny behavoir. I would say, never let any child watch this show.
on March 5, 2014
Possibly the most annoying children's show ever created. Caillou can drive a parent mad. He constantly whines, and is incredibly slow for a child his age - excitedly shouting that rain is, in fact, wet! Why anyone would want to place their child in front of a cartoon where the main character simply whines the whole time is beyond me.
Do your kids a favor and read them a good book instead.