By Emily Ashby,
Common Sense Media Reviewer
Common Sense Media Reviewers
Gentle stories celebrate the joys of girl's big imagination.
A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Show intends to entertain rather than to educate, but some stories introduce kids to experiences that might be new to them, such as trying a different kind of food or visiting a library for the first time.
Kids see Kioka lead her friends into new experiences to try new things, which help them learn about their world. Unfamiliar things can be worrisome or confusing at first, but patience and a willingness to learn always yields a happy ending.
Positive Role Models
Kioka is confident and enthusiastic, and she is a good friend to her toys.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Kioka is a preschool series that celebrates imaginative play through the adventures of a young girl whose toys come to life when she shakes her magical snow globe. The characters make discoveries and experience new things at a young child's pace, finding humor, excitement, wonder, and occasionally a little worry in the unfamiliar. Through it all, Kioka remains a confident leader and loyal friend to her toys, who turn to her for guidance and direction. This gentle series is a sweet choice for preschoolers with big imaginations themselves.
Where to Watch
Videos and Photos
Based on 2 parent reviews
Report this review
Report this review
What's the Story?
KIOKA follows the adventures of an imaginative young girl and her animal friends who come to life when she shakes her magical snow globe and transports all of them into it. Together Kioka (voiced by Lexi Jourden) and her friends have fun, make new discoveries, and learn about their world and the things in it.
Is It Any Good?
With gently paced stories and simple animation, this series has the look and feel of a favorite picture book. Kioka's big imagination inspires the characters' experiences, which expose them to new sights, sounds, and emotions with mixed results that preschoolers will understand.
Much like Doc McStuffins and the magic she casts with a press of her stethoscope, Kioka delights in playing with her toy friends, and kids will embrace the idea that anything is possible with a bit of imagination. This sweet show emphasizes the value of curiosity, the excitement of discovery, and the joys of friendship.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about the value of curiosity. How does asking questions and trying new things help us learn? Are new experiences exciting for you? Can they be worrisome, too?
Kids: What do you like to imagine when you play? Do you incorporate your own toys in your role playing?
Who are your kids' favorite TV and movie characters? Are they good role models? What can kids learn from their behavior? What did you learn from Kioka?
- Premiere date: January 1, 2015
- Cast: Lexi Jourden, Jennifer Clark, Jessica Straus
- Network: Kidstream
- Genre: Kids' Animation
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Adventures
- Character Strengths: Curiosity
- TV rating: TV-Y
- Last updated: September 21, 2019
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.
Suggest an Update
Where to Watch
Our Editors Recommend
Best Preschool TV Shows
Best Animated Animal Movies
Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.See how we rate