Nina's Little Fables

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Gentle tales filled with life lessons for preschoolers.

Parents say

age 17+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 2+
Based on 2 reviews

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Educational Value

Kids learn the importance of practicing patience, problem-solving, self-respect, and key life lessons.

Positive Messages

Each story centers on an important life lesson like respect, modesty, or understanding.

Positive Role Models & Representations

All of the characters learn from their mistakes and find a way to improve their situations and help others.

Violence & Scariness
Sexy Stuff
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 17-year-old Written bykavihari July 13, 2010
best best

Kid, 1 years old July 26, 2011

Nina rocks! Family friendly. =D

I'm not really sure why there are comments on here about this show being R rated, because that is far from the truth. My 15 month old watches this at least... Continue reading
Kid, 0 years old July 26, 2010
love it

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. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • 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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