Parents' Guide to

Charlie and Lola

By Sarah Wenk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Brit siblings set good examples; great for kids.

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Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 17 parent reviews

age 4+

un excelente show sobre hermanos

bueno este show no es tan educativo pero es un programa muy limpio y sano que nos muestra la vida de dos hermanos, charlie es un excelente hermano mayor que cuida a su hermana lola y le enseña cosas para que aprenda bueno en si este show bastante agradable pero lo que me impidio ponerle 5 estrellas fue una cosa que lola en ocasiones es muy exigente y mandona pero aun asi es un show bastante genial
age 4+

Charlie and Lola is my favourite and my best.

Charlie and Lola is a charming, funny cartoon that any child will find relatable as they tackle small, everyday issues (that may be quite big to a kid) like trying new food (S1 E1: I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato), homesickness (S1 E15: I Love Going to Granny and Grandpa’s, It’s Just That...) or being honest (S1 E13: It Wasn’t Me!) Growing up, I absolutely adored this series. Charlie and Lola reminded me a lot of my little sister and I (we even have the same age difference as them!) so a lot of the lessons that they taught resonated with me. Charlie's level-headedness and practical, yet creative way of persuading his little sister to see things in a more fair manner always leads to fun sequences filled with child-like imagination and imagery. Lola's innocence, determination and sweet temprement is a great contrast, enough to make these two a fantastic double act to see on screen. They are both very believable characters with their speech and actions. I absolutely love the art style, the scrapbook aesthetic reflects that of the original books by Lauren Child and gives a cozy, homemade feel, making the world so much more real. This is one of those rare children's shows that come once in a generation, from a place of love. Rewatching it definitely tugged at my heartstrings as I remembered all the fun I had with my little sister growing up and playing so many games just like Charlie and Lola did. But it is definitely as good as I remembered it to be. Please share this cartoon with someone special, because it's an absolute treat to watch, whether you're a child or an adult.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (17 ):
Kids say (35 ):

The show's animation is beautiful; its simple drawings interspersed with real photographs give the show the look of a collage. The stories in Charlie and Lola are simple and sweet, with Charlie helping Lola to get to school on time, feel better when she's sick, and get over being cast as a leaf.

Lola always finds the positive side to her situations -- and Charlie is always there to guide her. Both parents and kids will adore this brilliant program.

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