A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Lessons are offered about what’s important in life, making mistakes, and other social emotional learning topics.
Loving life, being kind, and enjoying the world around you are all themes. So is the importance of family and friends.
Positive Role Models
Katie isn’t perfect, but is a good, generous child overall. Her family is close knit, and offer important lessons. The villagers are kind.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Katie Morag, which was adapted from a popular Scottish children's book series, is charming, fun, and intended for young viewers. There's nothing to worry about here, but kids who prefer more energetic shows may find it pretty slow. Some stateside children may find some of the Scottish vernacular difficult to understand, but the general storylines are easy to follow.
Is It Any Good?
The charming series spins entertaining tales about a smart and energetic Scottish Highland girl. Katie's energy, generosity of spirit, and determination exhibited during her antics are reminiscent of the sweet and plucky stories of Lucy Maude Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables. But despite the charming world in which she lives, Katie Morag is more contemporary, and because it is geared towards younger children, it offers shorter episodes with more simplified narratives. Granted, the local Scottish vernacular will be unfamiliar to some stateside viewers, but overall, the innocent stories are easy to understand. Children who prefer watching more energetic, animated content probably won't gravitate towards it, but those who enjoy the books, or who like quieter, more story-driven t.v. shows, will find it bonnie good.
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