Noodle and Doodle

Common Sense Media says

Cooking and craft class is smart fun for preschoolers.

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Educational value

Kids will learn plenty about cooking and recipes, and kitchen segments always include reminders of the importance of hygiene matters like washing your hands.

Positive messages

The show sends empowering messages to kids about creativity and helpfulness, showing them how rewarding it can be to cook and be crafty.

Positive role models

Sean is patient and supportive of the kids on the show, encouraging them to tap into their inner artist and create something beautiful and unique to their own tastes.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this series will encourage preschoolers' sense of creativity with fun craft projects and kid-friendly recipes that families can try at home. From after-school snacks to full meals, the recipes are simple, healthy, and tailor-made for little helping hands, and the art projects use common household supplies, so they're perfect for impromptu craft sessions. The show does require parents to visit its website to get the details of the recipes featured in each episode.

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What's the story?

In NOODLE AND DOODLE, host Sean Roach helps kids cook and craft their way to memorable occasions with the help of his puppet friend Noodle McNoodle and his pup, Doggity. In each episode, kids hop aboard the Noodle and Doodle bus and roll up their sleeves to create a unique work of art, while Sean and Noodle cook up something simple and healthy for their special event. The show also features animated shorts starring Doggity and his canine friends, who offer their own kid-friendly snack recipes.

Is it any good?

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Preschoolers and their parents will enjoy tuning into this colorful, upbeat series together, and the fact that it's full of kid-friendly recipes and art projects is, well, just icing on the cake. Wondering what to make for dinner so your picky preschooler will eat? Sean and Noodle have plenty of suggestions, and kids might be more inclined to help out in the kitchen -- and then eat the meal itself -- when the characters show them how fun cooking can be. Sean's crafting sessions will have a similar effect on youngsters, inspiring them to explore artistic expression with simple projects that are easily copied by families at home.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about meal preparation. What are your favorite things to eat for dinner? What are your favorite snacks? How do these foods fit into the food pyramid? What changes can you make to improve your eating habits?

  • Kids: How do you like to be creative? What are your favorite mediums (clay, paint, markers, etc.)? How does being artistic make you feel? What are some of your favorite projects?

  • What are some of your family's favorite traditions? How do you celebrate special occasions? How do your choices of food, music, and entertainment reflect your family's heritage or values?

TV details

Cast:Sean Roach
Network:Sprout
Genre:Educational
TV rating:NR

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Parent Written byConcerned parent 12 December 29, 2012
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Lowering stranger danger awareness for children

I am not sure how safe it is to teach our kids to trust someone in a bus or a vehicle. I believe it might lower their awareness of stranger danger and it may be a little irresponsible to teach them it's okay to go inside the vehicle. Many predators use animals and toys and other ploys to attract children inside vehicles. I think the show should make a solid effort to make sure kids know it is never ok to speak to a stranger no matter how colorful the vehicle is or what kind of fun is promised inside. I know the parents are with them but the show needs to point out that a parent must always be with them before approaching strangers in vehicles.

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