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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that Little Charmers is a series about three young girls who happen to have magic powers. It illustrates the value of friendship, the joy of individuality, and the rewards of problem solving for a preschool audience. The three animated young spell-casters are positive role models for this age group as each girl's unique qualities contribute to the group's success. The trio also strives to help everyone they encounter. Recurring themes remind kids that few problems are fixed with ease and it's always important to learn from your mistakes.
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What's the story?
LITTLE CHARMERS is the story of three young friends -- Hazel (voiced by Addison Holley), Posie (Matilda Gilbert), and Lavender (Alexa Torrington) -- who team up to solve problems with their budding magical abilities. From rescuing frog princes to unlocking the secret behind a magical outfit, these three charmers-in-the-making learn that even when things don't work out right the first time (and they often don’t), there's no problem that friendship and a little creativity can't solve.
Is it any good?
This series is as charming as its title suggests, thanks in large part to the cute main characters and their comical mishaps. Magical talents aside, they're much like the preschool girls to whom the show is geared: well-intentioned, eager to help, and always brimming with ideas. But, just as in the real world, Hazel, Lavender, and Posie learn very quickly that solving problems usually isn't a one-step process.
Kids will enjoy the fun challenges the girls must face in Little Charmers, and parents will be happy to see that every story is rich in examples of characters with strong self-esteem and the perseverance to see tasks through. Along the way are frequent reminders that learning and growing are lengthy processes that require patience and occasionally call for the help of someone who's been there, such as a parent.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about friendship in Little Charmers. Kids: What interests do you and your friends share? Do you find it easy to make friends? Is it possible to be friends with everyone?
Would you have done anything differently to solve the girls' problem? How does having someone else help make tackling a difficult task easier?
What makes Hazel, Posie, and Lavender good role models? Do they always have the right answer? How do they react when they don't?
- Premiere date: January 12, 2015
- Cast: Addison Holley, Alexa Torrington, Matilda Gilbert
- Network: Nickelodeon
- Genre: Kids' Animation
- Topics: Magic and Fantasy, Friendship, Great Girl Role Models
- Character strengths: Perseverance, Teamwork
- TV rating: TV-Y
- Available on: DVD, Streaming
- Last updated: September 29, 2020
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