Little Charmers

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Friendly magic-making problem solvers make good role models.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 5+
Based on 5 reviews

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Educational Value

The show is geared mostly toward entertainment, but there are plenty of social lessons in the characters' relationships and in how they deal with problems. 

Positive Messages

Each story has a positive message for kids; cooperation, self-esteem, individuality, selflessness, and friendship are important factors in the girls' efforts to solve problems. Often the problems aren't fixed the first time around, but perseverance pays off in the end. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Hazel, Lavender, and Posie have unique qualities that contribute to the group's effectiveness as a whole, and their shared can-do attitude usually tips the balance in their favor. Parents mentor the kids, encouraging their growth through self-reliance. 

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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. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 4 and 11 year old Written bylqs3319 January 25, 2015

A cute show

I disagree with the negative reviews I am seeing for this show. Especially the rediculous one in the LA Times. I also actually watched the show and have a child... Continue reading
Adult Written byjasona2 March 23, 2015
Teen, 16 years old Written byPinkarray January 21, 2015

Unwatchable

This is another one of Nick's bad shows. The animation is iffy and apparently, it's targeted towards little kids but I don't think even they woul... Continue reading
Teen, 13 years old Written bytheauthorside February 21, 2015

Charming!!

One of Treehouse TV's best programs! Cleverly written and original, Little Charmers isn't for really young kids but has nothing inappropriate in it. I... Continue reading

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? 

  • How do the characters in Little Charmers demonstrate perseverance and teamwork? Why are these important character strengths?

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