Parents' Guide to

My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Sweet tales of friendship have great messages for kids.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 6+

Based on 89 parent reviews

age 10+

Ponies are rude

This seems more like a show geared toward tweens. Compare the way the ponies treat each other with, say, the Octonauts, or Oona and Baba on Puffin Rock, or really any other characters from shows for preschoolers. On those other shows, characters are always supportive and kind. In contrast, the ponies are sarcastic, annoyed with each other, dismissive, and just plain rude. They laugh at each other for making mistakes. They try to mess each other up (e.g. the rainbow one has almost beaten her own record at bouncing a ball on her nose, and the butterfly one roars to make her drop the ball. Then everyone laughs. WTF.) Skip this. Watch a show like Gaby's Dollhouse, Ridley Jones, True and the Rainbow Kingdom, anything else where the characters *actually* model friendship.
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age 5+

Best times ever

This is the best cartoon. We definitely have a great time watching. I don't need to worry about the content and the life lessons are great. Yes there is episodes of bullies but at the end there is apologies, love and laughter. That's life. We learn life lessons from this shows and sometimes we have the most interesting discussions on what we learn. At the end of it all life magic of friendship and love always wins. I have 2 daughters 16 and 9. We been watching this forever and it never fails to give us the best girls nights.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (89 ):
Kids say (307 ):

This sweet series brings to light some of the uncertainty preschoolers might feel in building their own social relationships. Twilight's experiences with her new pals show kids the benefit of working through the rough patches to reap the rewards of friendship. The characters don't let their diverse personalities keep them from forging relationships, and this theme has good messages about tolerance and respect for kids as well.

There's little to nitpick in My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic itself, but parents may be wary of the unavoidable influence the characters might have on their kids' desires, since it's rooted in a well-known product line of books, toys, and just about everything in between.

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