Harold and the Purple Crayon

TV review by KJ Dell Antonia, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Busby Berkley musicals for the preschool set.

Parents say

age 3+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 3+

Fun for Kids; Sometimes Scary

A cute show that is good at entertaining little ones. My 3 year old finds it exciting and funny. It does indeed encourage creative thinking as children watch Harold come up with creatives ways for exploring ideas and getting out of tight situations. Some of his experiences are pretty intense however, and the animation can be scary. Also, one episode deals with the death of Harold's goldfish, so if you'd like to have a discussion with your child about death in your own time frame rather than have the concept introduced to them suddenly during show time, you may want to skip it or watch it with them.

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