Kate & Mim-Mim

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Friendship, imagination, and excellent role models for kids.

Parents say

age 4+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 3+
Based on 4 reviews

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Educational Value

Kids see that even when things don’t work out well the first time, there's always something to learn from the problem-solving process. Strong themes of friendship and imagination. 

Positive Messages

In addition to being lots of fun, imaginative play lets kids build problem-solving skills and learn from their mistakes. Friends come in all shapes and sizes, but what matters is that they're caring and reliable. New situations can be scary at first, but if you try them, you might find that you like them. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Kate is adventurous and smart, and her can-do attitude lets her face challenges head-on. Mim-Mim is her loyal companion, and her Mimiloo friends are always ready to pitch in and help solve the day's trouble. Kate's parents encourage her creative play by joining in with her. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Kate & Mim-Mim is a darling series about a young girl's adventures in an imaginary world where her favorite toy, a stuffed bunny, comes to life. Kids will delight in the show's positive messages about the joy of make-believe, and the content also has good things to say about solving problems, learning from mistakes, and persevering. Mim-Mim personifies emotions common for preschoolers, including shyness and uncertainty, allowing Kate to act as a role model in encouraging and inspiring him. Excellent examples of friendship and a heartwarming parent-child dynamic round out this appealing series. 

User Reviews

Adult Written byjanetn February 20, 2015

Love it!

What I love about this show is Kate's parents are always present and involved with her and her imagination. They allow her time to problem solve on her ow... Continue reading
Parent of an infant year old Written byWil.W February 20, 2016

A great adventure series.

Mimaloo is a bright and colorful imaginary world. Kate and Mim-Mim go on little quests simple moral guidance and the healthy necessities of living. My son enjoy... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old September 4, 2016

Uh.....

This show is really boring. I always want to change the channel when this comes on because it wastes almost 30 minutes of my life.
Kid, 9 years old February 27, 2017

My review for Kate and Mim-Mim

I think this would be a great starting show for toddlers. When Kate and Mim-Mim go to Mimiloo they have great friends to help and hang out with. Boomer, Lilly,... Continue reading

What's the story?

KATE & MIM-MIM is the story of a 5-year-old girl named Kate and her faithful companion, a stuffed bunny named Mim-Mim (Lee Tockar) who comes to life and grows exponentially when Kate's imagination takes them to the magical world of Mimiloo. Each episode begins with Kate and stuffed Mim-Mim playing at or around their home, where they're confronted by a problem of some kind. With a twirl from Kate and her request for Mim-Mim to come to life, the two are swept off to colorful Mimiloo, where they're joined by a cast of magical friends who help them craft a solution to the quandary. With the problem solved, they head back to the real world so Kate can tell her parents all about their adventures. 

Is it any good?

Kate & Mim-Mim does a superb job of tapping into the preschooler psyche and bringing to life kids' boundless sense of adventure, particularly as it relates to the bond between a child and her BFF stuffy. Not only does arriving in Mimiloo transform Mim-Mim into a walking, talking friend, it also shifts Kate into a more grown-up role as she becomes the nurturing, advisory parent-apparent for Mim-Mim and their magical friends. Preschoolers will like the possibilities this opens for the characters in the context of make-believe.

There's a lot to like about this vibrant show and its endearing characters, but what really stands out is the visibility of Kate's parents. Even though the majority of each story follows Kate's adventures in Mimiloo, the time she spends in the real world is usually alongside one or both of them. They foster her imagination by following her lead during play time, and she's always eager to tell them what she's been up to in the world of her making. It's a nice change of pace for preschool TV that doesn't always bring the family dynamic to the forefront. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about imaginative play. Kids: What does make-believe allow you to do that you can't in the real world? What roles do you most like to play? How do you incorporate your friends and toys in your adventures?

  • What do Kate's Mimiloo friends teach her? How is each one unique? Do your kids notice their own friends' unique qualities? 

  • What are some of your favorite activities to enjoy as a family? Are there new adventures you'd like to experience together? Does family time ever involve screen time?

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