Wizards of Waverly Place

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 7+

Magic, mischief, and lessons for young tweens.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 56 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 236 reviews

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age 8+

I loved it as a kid

I grew up watching wiazards, suite life, Hannah Montana and Lizzie McGuire and I loved all of them almost equally. I must’ve been around 9 when it first came out and I loved all the characters and the show. Sure alex is lazy and a bit mischievous but at the end of the day she ends up doing the right thing (usually). she’s not a bad person as some other reviewers have said. People are complex and multifaceted. Though I loved her character I never once strived to imitate or be like her. I think what’s important is that you teach your kids that these shows are fantasy and that they should never try to be like anyone else. I’ve always gotten great grades in school despite loving Alex’s character on the show. I suppose while some kids are easily influenced not all are. Teach your kid what’s important and know them well enough to see if watching this show will be good for them or not.
age 7+

It's funny

Out of all the TV shows my son makes me watch, this is the most enjoyable. It's actually very funny and I like magical aspects. It's all very innocent and I would definitely recommend it for any kids, tweens and teens.

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