Parents' Guide to

Strawberry Shortcake

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Sweet redhead and pals share positive lessons.

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

Community Reviews

age 5+

Based on 9 parent reviews

age 3+

I loved Strawberry Shortcake

I was 2 when the second reboot and 9 for the third reboot of Strawberry Shortcake and I loved both very much. I can only remember an episode where a new character was visiting the girls in the second reboot and how they treated the problem I remember taking to as a young girl. I also loved the scented toys.
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age 2+

Amazing, a must-watch for any small child or even older child!

I cannot have enough praise for this show. My 2-year-old and 5-year-old are both in love with everything to do with this, however that is the old version, from 2003. I have seen the new version and am pretty disgusted with it, but the amazing episodes from 2003-2007(?) are so worth watching. My 10-year-old also loved them from about ages 2-7, and will still (though she won't admit it) watch them with her little sisters. While the show is, naturally, rather cheesy, the message is good and it tells the stories in a good manner and isn't just all that friendship stuff you get on most little kid TV. All of the episodes are on Netflix, and I would reccomend the first two seasons. After that, the episodes can be a bit jumbly since there's new characters and continuation of plots and stuff that can be confusing. Plus, I'm not a huge fan of the characters that come on after that. All of the original characters are favourites of my little ones, and they both adore Custard the most of the pets. Really, they get so much out of this I don't even mind letting them watch several episodes in a row, which is rare for me! This is definitely a much watch for any kid 2-6, maybe even older! My newborn even likes this show, though I think it's more that she likes the music and stuff then the actual show. She is, after all, only two months old!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (9 ):
Kids say (6 ):

Kids (particularly girls, most likely) will easily relate to the group's adventures and find themselves wrapped up in the imaginative tales. Along the way, the characters -- and their young viewers -- learn about the importance of self-esteem, respect for others, patience, and friendship.

For parents who grew up during the fragrant friends' original '80s' heyday, this new series is a fun reason to bond with your daughters over characters you'll both enjoy. And if you've held on to original Strawberry Shortcake toys from your childhood, you may win coolness points by unearthing those for your youngsters as well. (If not, you can buy boatloads of new ones just about anywhere -- Ms. Shortcake is still a marketing juggernaut, which is just about her only downside.)

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