Parents' Guide to

Count with Maisy

By Amy K. Spach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

An imaginative and fun learning video.

Movie NR 2000 32 minutes
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age 2+

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age 2+

Good for younger children, probably under 4.

We actually watched: "Good morning Maisy" DVD. My two-year loved it, and I didn't hate it (like Barney!). Bright colors, gentle, educational, nice. There's a series of Maisy titles -- worth checking out for small kids.

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Educational value
Great messages

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say: Not yet rated

The Maisy series, familiar to Nickelodeon watchers, is a vibrant and picturesque celebration of childhood. Award-winning children's book illustrator Lucy Cousins remains true to the sweet educational purpose of the original Maisy books with this entry. Cousins' simple graphics will make your screen look as colorful as a crayon box. The youngest viewers will be stimulated, and older preschoolers will appreciate the parade of pigments even more. This may be a cartoon, but it's not the usual frantic world of cartoon crazies. The pace and plot move slowly, allowing ample time for children to react. One tot named each animal aloud, proudly recognizing them as they boarded the number train.

These beginning math lessons are fun for toddlers and preschoolers to follow. Kids will count along as Maisy picks up passengers at numbered bus stops. Four- and 5-year-olds will get excited by the independence that Maisy and her pals enjoy as they drive trains and play hide-and-seek. One group of boys was so inspired by Maisy's fun that they began playing their own game of hide-and-seek after watching the cartoon. Younger children who watched Count With Maisy wanted to view it in small doses. Older preschoolers showed a longer attention span for the mischievous mice. Let's hope that all kids' encounters with math stay this painless and pretty. Cousins' book of the same name makes a good companion for little hands and eyes to explore after seeing the video.

Movie Details

  • In theaters: January 1, 2000
  • On DVD or streaming: January 6, 2004
  • Studio: Universal Pictures
  • Genre: Family and Kids
  • Topics: STEM
  • Run time: 32 minutes
  • MPAA rating: NR
  • MPAA explanation: not rated
  • Last updated: November 29, 2017

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