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What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this gentle show illustrates timeless fables with important life lessons for kids like respect, self-esteem, and problem-solving skills. The stories are brought to life in crisp, black-and-white designs that are as appealing to the eye as the narrators’ kid-friendly storytelling is to youngsters’ ears. What’s more, the show’s brief format (each tale is about five minutes long) makes it easy to limit kids’ TV time.
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What's the story?
NINA’S LITTLE FABLES brings to life classic tales like The Lion and the Mouse. Narrated by Nina and Star from The Good Night Show, the show plays out like an illustrated book come to life, with pictures moving in time to the narrators’ words and scenes separated by the turning of a page. Each story centers on a life lesson that one of the characters must learn, including helpfulness, respect, and modesty.
Is it any good?
Preschoolers and their parents will delight in every aspect of this soothing show, from the contrasting black-and-white illustrations to the relaxed narrative style that sounds very much like a parent reading a book to a child. The stories are brief and to the point (good news if you’re looking to limit TV time), and their positive messages will hit home with kids.
Even if your tots are already familiar with these timeless tales, Nina's Little Fables brings them to life in a new way that will encourage them to sit and listen once again.
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Families can talk about the lessons that the characters learn. What troubles did they have to overcome? Why was it hard for them to solve their problems? How did they finally succeed?
Kids: Did you like this show? How are the illustrations different from the ones you see in other shows?
Kids: What are some of your favorite stories? What, if anything, do you learn from them? What is important in a good story?
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