Nelly & Nora

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Sweet series emphasizes family, imagination, and weather.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn how to observe different weather patterns. It also shows how you can use your imagination to have fun and solve problems. 

Positive Messages

You can have fun outside, regardless of most weather, if you try.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Nelly, Nora, and their parents are very close and loving. 

Violence & Scariness

The winds blow, sheep get spooked and run away, and other things happen, but nothing violent. 

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There are DVDs and books associated with this series. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Nelly & Nora is an Irish animated series that shows preschoolers how to have fun outside in different types of weather. The relationships between the two sisters and the rest of their family and friends are very positive and upbeat, and set positive examples for young viewers. Imagination and creativity are used to problem solve, too. 

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What's the story?

NELLY & NORA is an animated series featuring two sisters who like to go out and play regardless of the weather. Five-year-old Nelly (Clodagh Kane) and four-year-old Nora (Aoibhinn McAuley) love to go to the camping park and stay in their Mom (Linda Teehan) and Dad’s (Ardal O’Hanlon) mobile home on weekends and holidays. While there, they spend their time going on outdoor adventures, like windsurfing with the help of kites on a windy day, and helping a friend fish a boot out of a muddy puddle. 

Is it any good?

Each short installment of this cheerful series teaches that it's always possible to have fun outside, even if the weather isn’t perfect. The energetic sisters have a loving relationship with each other, and their parents, who help them out whenever necessary. But they also enjoy using their imagination to come up with games to play, and to problem solve when some of them don’t work out as expected. Nelly & Nora are a delightful pair, and no doubt will appeal to young kids. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about weather. Should you only go outside and play when it’s sunny and warm? What are some of the ways you can have fun outside when it’s cold, or when it’s lightly raining? 

  • What does the Nelly & Nora series teach about using your imagination? How do the sisters use their imagination to come up with fun games when they're outdoors? 

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For kids who love preschool fun

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