Parents' Guide to

Charlie's Colorforms City

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Preschool show teaches skills, celebrates imagination.

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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 14 parent reviews

age 2+

Fun, educational, and not annoying for parents!

I have been playing Charlie over and over again since my son was 9-10 months old. He will be 2 next month and can answer all of Charlie’s questions correctly and even uses phrases he learned from it when talking to us. He loves it so much his grandfather build him a chair in Charlie’s likeness just before he passed away. This show is special to our family, no doubt. I’m not sure if there will be another season but I hope with all my heart there will be.
age 3+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (14 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The classic Colorforms mascot is an enthusiastic guide for preschoolers' journey through the wonders of having -- and using -- an imagination. Charlie's world is full of colors and shapes that can inspire kids to identify similar ones in their everyday surroundings, and he crafts solutions to the problems that arise using combinations of those same simple shapes. The reinforced learning potential in this lively show is almost as limitless as is Charlie's imagination.

Charlie's Colorforms City's emphasis on the arts of imagination and problem-solving are less discernable but no less valuable to its young viewing audience. As his stories evolve and new predicaments and opportunities for fun and adventure present themselves, Charlie adapts by considering his options and brainstorming his next steps. It's a thoughtful and methodical process that reminds kids it's important to think both critically and creatively when challenges arise.

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