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Elena of Avalor

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Spunky Latina princess is an excellent role model.

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age 4+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 5+
Be aware: lots of magic My oldest enjoys this one. Elena and her friends work together in each episode. My youngest kids are ok with it, but get bored easily during this show.
age 4+


This is a high quality entertaining show that has great lessons. My 4yo and 7yo absolutely love it. I really like that there are a lot of positive role models (especially for girls.) I also like that it draws on Latin traditions, myths and culture. It's much better done than most Disney shows- and, as a huge plus, the grown ups actually enjoy watching it too.

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This Disney princess proves that when it comes to spunky royal teens with surprises up their sleeves, there's always room for one more. Elena's eagerness, enthusiasm, integrity, and determination make her a welcome addition to the existing consort, and she has an independent streak that's quite appealing. She's not one to shy away from a fight or an adventure, but despite the fact that she takes pride in embracing her destiny under her own power, she reaches out for help from others when she needs it. From a parent's standpoint, she's the total package when it comes to a role model, especially for girls.

But Elena of Avalor is so much more than its titular character alone. It's a real gem of an ensemble cast, from the inviting presence of Elena's abuela to the wisecracking trio of magical jaquins who are always afoot. Friendship and fun abound in Elena's adventures, and the show's spectacular incorporation of Latin influences through music, language, and scenery is a welcome change in kids' programming as well.

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