Noodle and Doodle

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Cooking and craft class is smart fun for preschoolers.

Parents say

age 6+
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age 7+
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Educational Value

Kids will learn plenty about cooking and recipes, and kitchen segments always include reminders of the importance of hygiene matters like washing your hands.

Positive Messages

The show sends empowering messages to kids about creativity and helpfulness, showing them how rewarding it can be to cook and be crafty.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Sean is patient and supportive of the kids on the show, encouraging them to tap into their inner artist and create something beautiful and unique to their own tastes.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this series will encourage preschoolers' sense of creativity with fun craft projects and kid-friendly recipes that families can try at home. From after-school snacks to full meals, the recipes are simple, healthy, and tailor-made for little helping hands, and the art projects use common household supplies, so they're perfect for impromptu craft sessions. The show does require parents to visit its website to get the details of the recipes featured in each episode.

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What's the story?

In NOODLE AND DOODLE, host Sean Roach helps kids cook and craft their way to memorable occasions with the help of his puppet friend Noodle McNoodle and his pup, Doggity. In each episode, kids hop aboard the Noodle and Doodle bus and roll up their sleeves to create a unique work of art, while Sean and Noodle cook up something simple and healthy for their special event. The show also features animated shorts starring Doggity and his canine friends, who offer their own kid-friendly snack recipes.

Is it any good?

Preschoolers and their parents will enjoy tuning into this colorful, upbeat series together, and the fact that it's full of kid-friendly recipes and art projects is, well, just icing on the cake. Wondering what to make for dinner so your picky preschooler will eat? Sean and Noodle have plenty of suggestions, and kids might be more inclined to help out in the kitchen -- and then eat the meal itself -- when the characters show them how fun cooking can be. Sean's crafting sessions will have a similar effect on youngsters, inspiring them to explore artistic expression with simple projects that are easily copied by families at home.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about meal preparation. What are your favorite things to eat for dinner? What are your favorite snacks? How do these foods fit into the food pyramid? What changes can you make to improve your eating habits?

  • Kids: How do you like to be creative? What are your favorite mediums (clay, paint, markers, etc.)? How does being artistic make you feel? What are some of your favorite projects?

  • What are some of your family's favorite traditions? How do you celebrate special occasions? How do your choices of food, music, and entertainment reflect your family's heritage or values?

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