Avatar: The Last Airbender

TV review by Joly Herman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Asian mysticism meets epic fiction in top-notch 'toon.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 136 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 390 reviews

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age 11+

Great English Anime

Ithink that if you want your kid too watch a family friendly show for all avatar is great. Its set in a world where there are four nations Water, Earth, Fire, Air. which benders can use for good or for bad. If your kid gets spooked easily then do not watch The episode The PuppetMaster it is in my opinion the scariest avatar episode. But I rate the show 5 stars

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age 10+

Awesome show for older kids not for kindergartners

This is an awesome epic show but has potential to cause emotional stress so is not for kindergarteners - IMO younger kids should be allowed lower stress programming For my son it was still intense watching it at age 11 or 12 but not too much that’s a is a great age to binge watch it and appreciate all that it offers. 9 or 10 would be fine for most kids too :)

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