Parents' Guide to

Maisy

By Sue Edelman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Gentle, nurturing, fun preschool program.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 5+

Best Tv Show For Kids Out There!

Maisy Has So Many Adventures With Her Friends Whenever Something Gets Stuck Or They Can’t Find It They Work Together To Fix The Problem If The 1st Try Doesn’t Work Out They Try The 2nd Try They Don’t Give Up They Say “Let’s Keep Trying Not Give Up!” “If This Doesn’t Work With The 2 Of Us We’ll Bring More Friends” They Teach Kids “Good Manners” Like Saying “Excuse Me” When You Burp They Also Teach Healthy Habits Like Brushing Your Teeth,Washing Your Hands,Drinking More Water,Eating Less Sugary Foods,Making New Friends,Getting Out To Play When Maisy And Her Friends Went To The Toy Store One Of Her Friends Did Not Throw A Tantrum Which I Really Liked

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 2+
For 2-5 year olds. I haven't seen this is a while, but from what I rember it was awesome! The character showed you this that real kids would go through. It's fun and exciting.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (9):

Oddly, the show has no adult characters, and while one can only assume that the animals' gibberish is meant to be amusing and endearing to kids, to adults it can be grating, especially when several characters chime in at once, creating a cacophonous din.

While conflict in the stories is minimal -- a bouncing ball gets stuck on the roof, a remote control car runs out of batteries -- Maisy and her friends support one another and work cooperatively to solve their problems, providing great role models for little ones. In one story in which young Maisy is inexplicably the captain of a ferry boat, for example, there is no conflict at all, just various animals taking the ferry back and forth across the river, reinforcing the names of several types of animals and providing a subtle lesson in sequencing. This type of storyline, accompanied by simple, bright animation and cheery, ska-tinged music, will be engaging only to the youngest of viewers.

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