Make Way for Noddy

TV review by
Deirdre Sheppard, Common Sense Media
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Helping friends and learning lessons in Toy Town.

Parents say

age 6+
Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 8+
Based on 4 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

Noddy goes out of his way to help his friends and neighbors.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this program is wonderful entertainment for preschoolers. Although it doesn't follow any kind of formal educational curriculum, the series offers many life lessons about things like friendship and responsibility.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written bywicki April 9, 2008
Parent of a 2 year old Written byhgreenuk April 3, 2009

I grew up watching Noddy!

I don't let my son watch TV yet (he's 2 1/2) but he loves the Noddy books. We're thinking about letting him watch some tv, that's why I... Continue reading
Kid, 9 years old April 30, 2014

Gives me the creeps

So creepy. The animation is really horrible. And someone can't be famous for driving in a car and helping. Don't watch this!
Kid, 12 years old February 19, 2013

Uc / TV-Y

Suitable for all.

What's the story?

Adapted from the popular children's book series by Sampson Low and Enid Blyton, MAKE WAY FOR NODDY chronicles the adventures of toy boy Noddy (voiced by David Kaye) in his homeland of Toy Town. Noddy is famous for driving a little red car and helping his friends, who include Big-Ears (Michael Dobson), Mr. Plod (Richard Newman), Tessie Bear (Britt McKillip), Dinah Doll (Tabitha St. Germain), Master Tubby Bear (Carrie Mullan), Martha Monkey (Kathleen Barr), Bumpy Dog, and many more.

Is it any good?

Preschoolers can certainly learn a lot from Noddy. He's extremely compassionate when his friends are in need -- even though he sometimes gets more than he bargained for when he helps out. For example, when he volunteers to watch Bumpy Dog so Tessie can go away for the day, Noddy learns that there's a tremendous amount of responsibility involved in taking care of a dog. Both lessons -- that it's good to help, and that pets are a lot of work -- are worthwhile ones, and Noddy offers plenty more along the same lines.

Even though most preschoolers will probably enjoy Make Way for Noddy, some kids with shorter attention spans might find the book format and British vernacular a little slow. On the other hand, the 3D computer animation is visually stimulating enough to keep almost anyone engaged.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about being a good friend. Why does Noddy have so many friends? What makes Noddy a good friend? How can you be a good friend? What qualities do you look for in a friend? Would you be friends with Noddy?

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