Parents' Guide to

Santiago of the Seas

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Exceptional preschool series celebrates kindness, courage.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 3+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 4+

Great for young Spanish learners!

My kids are in preschool and a Spanish Immersion kindergarten and they love this show! I find it has more Spanish language and cultural education than Dora and a plot that is more fun! The characters are sweet, and I haven’t seen anything that is scary or intense (and my oldest is pretty sensitive to that kind of stuff). I just love everything about this show for my kids, and they are obsessed!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.
age 2+

Be aware there’s LGBT content now

I used to like this show when it first came out, I like the fact that was teaching some words in Spanish so will be good for my kids to learn more words in that language. I just watched the new episodes that came out on July and now there’s a gay character on it. There are affectionate words and hug and cheek kiss on Lorelai’s two dads. Before someone comes and start criticizing my point let me tell you, I respect your personal preferences and I deserve mine to be respected as well. Why would Nickelodeon will have a program showing LGBT things on a kid program ? Why Target our kids in their agenda? They are kids, let them be kids, stop forcing this on our children minds. One show less to watch. STOP forcing this on our kids.
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (5 ):

Adventure on the high seas got a lot more fun when Santiago and his friends stepped into their new swashbuckling gig. With little touches of magic to keep things really interesting, Santiago, Lorelei, and Tomas take their fearlessness and compassion wherever the fates take them and find big and small ways to help those they encounter. As Santiago is inspired by brave and true pirates who came before him, he lets their example guide him to be a good person as well.

Santiago of the Seas incorporates many aspects of Latino-Caribbean culture in this fantastical setting and in its characterizations, but none more so than elements of the Spanish language. The characters often alternate between Spanish and English, sticking to the latter for most conversations but including some common Spanish words and phrases, often heard several times in an episode for emphasis. It's a seamless bilingual transition that exposes preschoolers to the Spanish language through useful terms that are easily learned in the context of this vibrant and well-rounded series.

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