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By Andrea Graham, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Little ones will love this charming puppet show.

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age 6+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 17+

Great for young and young at heart!

My 20 month old granddaughter loves it. She runs to the tv as soon as she hears the music for the show. She stands and watches the whole program and repeats many of the words they say. She relates to this show, and I hope it stays on the air for a long time. She is not very interested in cartoon type shows, but does enjoy Franny's feet also.
age 2+

Really great show!!

Sooo adorable and fun to watch for both kids and adults! Great situations for kids to learn from. Neat little touches like the natural way the Nana talks to Mona, almost unscripted sounding sometimes. Want to have a bit of extra fun? Try just listening to the Puppet Show put on by Mr. Woonka, without watching - it sounds hilarious!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Nanalan' succeeds in capturing kids' concerns and perceptions and is usually spot on with its sense of humor. Some of the puppets, like Nana (who's voiced by Jason Hopley), have quite detailed human like faces, while others -- like Mona -- have simpler features. But all of them respond to situations in funny, charming ways.

Emotional responses to curious discoveries is a very important aspect of a preschooler's life, and Nanalan' captures this excitement perfectly. It also depicts a positive relationship between Mona and her nana -- a caretaking example that helps kids learn that families come in all types and sizes and that every family situation is unique. All in all, Nanalan' will delight your little ones and will probably make you giggle as well.

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