A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Occasionally the content includes simple preschool skills like shapes, colors, and patterns in the story.
Gabby’s adventures are driven by imagination and curiosity. Creative problem-solving and friendship are common themes. Rarely body noises like burping are heard.
Positive Role Models
Gabby is inquisitive, self-assured, and kind. She enjoys spending time with her friends, and they learn by working together and sharing ideas freely. Most other characters are similarly joyful and optimistic, but Catrat can be crotchety and mischievous at times.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Gabby's Dollhouse is a preschool series in which an imaginative girl transforms into an animated version of herself and hangs out with her kitty friends in her dollhouse. The stories are mildly educational, as the characters dabble in the cooking arts, gardening, science, and crafting in very simplistic ways, but they're always a lot of fun. One dollhouse friend has a sour personality, so his friends spend time doing what they can to counter it rather than letting it negatively affect them. Cute music and appealing mix of live action and animation combine to make this a very watchable show.
Is It Any Good?
Gabby's joyous escapades inside the playhouse in her bedroom are so much fun, and kids with a soft spot for felines will love them even more because of how that theme is carried through many aspects of the show. Each day a different problem presents itself, and Gabby turns to her dollhouse friends to help her fix it. Visiting them takes her through the house's many rooms and gives her opportunities to craft, bake, sing, garden, experiment, and play with them.
Gabby's Dollhouse is also a place where she and her friends learn about working together, learning from mistakes, solving problems, and being reliable for each other. Each room in the house is a magical world in and of itself, and as Gabby visits them, she and her friends cooperate in creative ways to solve the problem of the day. Although not every attempt is successful, each one teaches them something important, and they're better for the experience. Original music and an engaging animation style round out this appealing series.
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