Hip Hop Harry - Fun with Friends has been nominated for an Emmy for its wholesome, engaging and active style that has kids on their feet as they learn the basics of language, socializing and solving problems. The TV series, which features the much loved cuddly teddy bear who uses rap, dance and music to engage kids. The show also received a Parents Choice� Approved Award in 2007 for the appeal it generated among parents.
Among the social skills, kids learn to deal with complex modern life issues in a simple, easy to understand and enjoyable manner. For example, in the section that has kids bring a Favorite Thing to show each other, a pet bunny escapes, and the characters learn to talk about their mistakes and cooperate in finding the bunny. Concepts like sportsmanship and staying hydrated are driven through characters who compete in a Hip Hop Central dance contest. Such life lessons are packaged innovatively for kids as young as one years old, as it matches their blossoming interest in dancing, music and cute characters. Kids tend to sing along to the characters, dance with them, and generally be on their feet throughout the entirety of the episodes.