Noddy, Toyland Detective

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Colorful take on classic is fun, teaches problem-solving.

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age 3+
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age 12+
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Educational Value

Kids can learn problem-solving and critical thinking from Noddy's adventures. 

Positive Messages

Mysteries can be solved with critical thinking and asking questions. Friendship, helping others. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Noddy solves mysteries, helps his friends. Some characters can be vain, obnoxious. 

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Consumerism

Noddy is a recognizable character with a large following in Great Britain, with a product line to match.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Noddy, Toyland Detective is a charming animated series that teaches lessons about problem-solving. It's based on a classic British character, and kids will also learn about friendship and helping people out as Noddy and his friend explore Toyland. A few characters are sometimes a little abrasive, but this is viewed as negative behavior and it's gently dealt with. Preschoolers will be attracted to the colorful characters, and young kids should be able to understand the lessons taught here. 

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What's the story?

NODDY, TOYLAND DETECTIVE is a preschool series featuring one of Europe’s most popular children's characters. It stars Noddy (voiced by Valin Shinyei), a wooden boy who embarks on adventures to solve mysteries in the vibrant world of Toyland. Along with his best friend, Bumpy Dog, and Revs, his bright yellow car, Noddy uses his tablet to look for information and think about where to find clues that will help him solve each case. His other friends, including Mr. Squeaks, Smartysaurus, Pat-Pat the Panda, and Fuse the robot, appreciate his help. 

Is it any good?

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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  • Families can talk about the way that Noddy and his friends go about finding clues in Noddy, Toyland Detective. How do they work together? What are some of the things they ask when trying to solve problems? 

  • Why is it important to think and ask questions before jumping to conclusions? 

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