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Parents' Guide to

Nella the Princess Knight

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 3+

Well-rounded hero is great role model for preschoolers.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 15 parent reviews

age 4+

"Oh my gosh" is frequently used.

I don't like how they say "oh my gosh" in every episode. I've not realized until reading the 'low star' reviews that it's true- there's no adults in the show, the unicorn Trink is super girly and exaggerates about everything and the characters do seem to be too hung up on appearance. Also, I have noticed the theme which is that Nella seems perfect and the other characters make mistakes frequently including bullying and lying to get their way. With that being said, my 4 yr old has enjoyed this show for about a month and until gaining insight on here, I almost didn't notice the negatives so they are subtle.
age 4+
The best shows are on Nick Jr. and Nella is no exception. My 16-year-old thought it was for babies but after some convincing he became just as much of a fan as my family is.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (15 ):
Kids say (6 ):

The fact that Nella can't be typecast is her greatest strength, reminding kids that their potential knows no bounds. She's graceful, gentle, and thoughtful in her princess persona, plus determined and brave as a knight. These qualities create a heroine kids can be proud to admire.

Of course that alone won't sell kids on this show. Fortunately Nella the Princess Knight is a lot of fun, filled with funny moments and messy encounters in a place where berry bushes can pelt people with their fruits and volcanoes spew sudsy concoctions. The different personalities among the characters are another gem, especially in the case of the fashionable Trinket and lovably fretful Clod (Matt Gumley), Sir Garrett's trusty steed.

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