Parents' Guide to

Do, Re & Mi

By Joly Herman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Educational musical show's got heart, friendship, and fun.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 5+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 3+

Best show I have ever seen

This has to be one of the most brilliant musical shows I've seen in my life (Yes I have seen other kids programs in that category and other categories too!). The characters are really adorable (as I have seen in lots of kids cartoons) and the music in the program are an absolute masterpiece. I highly recommend this if you're really in to musical cartoons.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Cheerful, frenetic, and full of good lessons, this musical show has great talent behind it. No, the plots aren't terrifically complex or engaging in Do, Re & Mi, but the music's pretty darn good. A character who misses her friend very badly is taught how to sing the blues (and in this case, award-winning singer and actor Bell does the singing), and she really belts a bluesy song, which feels unique for the Elmo set, but also feels right.

The lack of parents and family seems a little like a short cut, allowing the show to focus on friends and music, but the lack of family makes the show more abstract for youngest preschoolers whose lives are focused on family and caregivers. Nonetheless, kids will enjoy the high-quality music, and parents will appreciate the talent behind the voices.

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