Parents' Guide to

Make Way for Noddy

By Deirdre Sheppard, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Helping friends and learning lessons in Toy Town.

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age 6+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 7+

simplicity at it's best is what makes the show perfect

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age 8+


I am disgusted with this show. Let's start the review. The CGI is blurry. It's just plain hard to look at, and whoever designed it should take CGI lessons. The characters are annoying. Noddy has an annoying voice, and unbearable personality. The police officer is the worst. He is just so overly nice, the other characters are really annoying too. This show is even that educational either. This is a show that is meant to educate the kids, but is not even educational. So what is the point of even labeling it an educational show? Very misleading. The theme song is annoying. The lyrics are just so bad it;s not even worth talking about. 'Nuff said. Overall, a complete trash heap of an "educational" cartoon.

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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.

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