Parents' Guide to

Noddy, Toyland Detective

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Colorful take on classic is fun, teaches problem-solving.

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Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

My daughter's current favorite

Love the beautiful graphics and very innocent storylines. Perfect for preschoolers. Love that this is available in Mandarin Chinese on Netflix. One of the rare Mandarin cartoons on Netflix with Taiwanese accent.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 3+

Not Very Interesting

All the episodes are basically identical. It's theoretically a "detective" show but obviously isn't. Noddy always works everything out on his own eventually. Fine but I wouldn't choose to have a kid watch it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (1):

This colorful series, which is the first animated preschool TV show produced by DreamWorks, offers a modern take on a classic character while teaching children how to problem-solve. It encourages questions about who, what, when, where, how, and why and shows how answering those questions will lead to concrete explanations that solve each mystery.

It's bright and energetic, and the characters' use of electronic gadgets makes it relatable to life today. More importantly, Noddy, Toyland Detective shows how thinking, listening, paying attention to details, and asking questions helps people work things out. It also teaches kids that finding real answers versus guessing is the better and more fun way to go.

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