Popular Characters from Peppa Pig

Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy -- Who is your preschooler's favorite?

Popular characters from the Nick Jr. show Peppa Pig.
Social and emotional development is an important part of the preschool years. Learning to get along with others, taking turns, cooperation -- these are all necessary, everyday skills that your little one will eventually master as she gets older and matures, and as the number of her social interactions increases. On Peppa Pig, a show that airs on Nick Jr., preschoolers learn about socializing with others as the characters partake in activities that they themselves likely do every day, such as riding bicycles, having a playdate, and life at home with their family.

About "Peppa Pig"

A longtime favorite with British children, Peppa Pig, the UK’s award-winning animated series for preschool-aged children, arrived in the U.S. in early 2011, airing on Nick Jr. The show follows the daily adventures of Peppa, a loveable, energetic little piggy who lives with her brother George, Mommy Pig and Daddy Pig.

Peppa Pig airs 7 days a week on Nick. Jr: Monday-Friday at 12 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

What You'll See on "Peppa Pig"

Parents and kids will enjoy watching the show together; Peppa Pig’s lighthearted, laugh-out-loud approach to storytelling is truly enjoyable for both children and adults. The show celebrates the values of family, friendship, fun and humor.

Episodes are short (about five minutes each) and usually show some some problem that is resolved in a manner that leaves everyone feeling cheerful. This is an active family, and Peppa and George are relatable characters who like to laugh, jump up and down and engage in other activities that preschoolers enjoy. Ask any preschooler who is familiar with the show what they like best about the program, and they are likely to snort at you -- that's the common sound that Peppa and her family make regularly.

Peppa Pig

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig. Nick Jr.

The titular character, Peppa Pig is a happy young girl who loves her family and friends. Peppa lives in the U.K. and 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! She's got a cheerful demeanor and is always very kind. She and George attend playschool (it is very similar to preschool) which is taught by is Madame Gazelle. Peppa's best friend is Suzi Sheep and together they like to play dress up (Suzi likes to pretend she's a nurse, while Peppa prefers to be a princess).

George Pig

george pig from Peppa Pig
george pig from Peppa Pig. Nick Jr.

George Pig is Peppa's adorable little brother. A happy soul like his sister, he doesn't say much -- in fact he can only say one word -- "Dine-saw," for the beloved toy that he carries with him everywhere. He loves to play with Peppa and her friends, and he also loves to attend playschool with Peppa.

Mummy Pig

Mummy pig from the show peppa pig
Mummy pig from the show peppa pig. Nick Jr.
Mummy Pig is a smart pig who loves her family very much. Young at heart, she enjoys much of what her children do -- jumping in puddles, laughing and snorting. She works at home on a computer -- sometimes even letting Peppa and George help her.

Daddy Pig

Daddy Pig from Peppa Pig
Daddy Pig from Peppa Pig. Nick Jr.
Daddy Pig is a fellow who is happy all the time -- except when he can't find his glasses! He is especially jolly when he plays with his two best-loved pigs, Peppa and George (even when Peppa teases him about his tummy). His favorite things to do are to read the paper, go on car trips and eat cookies (which explains his big tummy).

Other characters in "Peppa Pig"

While the show revolves mostly around Peppa, George, Mummy and Daddy, we also often see friends and family in the episodes. Popular characters include Granny and Grandpa Pig, and Danny Dog, Pedro Pony, and Rebecca Rabbit, all friends from playschool.

Continue Reading