A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Life skills like curiosity, perseverance, and teamwork are reinforced.
Themes include friendship, curiosity and problem-solving, helping one another, and having fun while learning new things.
Positive Role Models
Jessy is a little girl who is smart and curious. Nessy shares her sense of curiosity, and enjoys sharing experiences with Jessy.
Violence & Scariness
Things get blown away, or can be loud or scary for a moment, but it's intended to shed light on where things go and what causes things to happen.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Jessy & Nessy is a preschool series that encourages children to be curious, ask questions, work well with others, and problem-solve. Friendship is a major theme, and emotions like feeling down and being afraid are sometimes addressed, but in positive ways. It's colorful and lively, and the events that transpire are easy for young viewers to follow.
Is It Any Good?
The colorful and engaging series uses mixed media to create a magical world in which Jessy and the Scottish-accented Nessy actively set out to learn new things. It reinforces character strengths and life skills -- such as remaining curious and being able to work in teams -- in a way that is simple and upbeat enough for young children to understand. From wondering why the wind blows to wanting to know how airplanes stay in the sky, the duo observes, explores, and asks questions to find the answers they are looking for. Adding to the fun are the objects and creatures they interact with, and Jessy's singing and ukulele playing skills. Overall, Jessy & Nessy is energetic and creative and will keep young kids entertained and exposed to an array of important character strengths.
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.