Strawberry Shortcake Berry Bitty Adventures

Common Sense Media says

Sweet stories of friendship populate this refreshed classic.

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What parents need to know

Educational value

The show demonstrates the importance of using kindness and respect when working with others. Each story centers on its own set of social themes and has positive lessons for kids about getting along with others and being the best person you can be.

Positive messages

The series explores social themes like being a good friend, taking on new challenges, trying your best, and being responsible. The characters must use creative problem-solving skills to fix the troubles they find themselves in, and they can count on their friends to lend a hand as well.

Positive role models

The Berry Bitty City residents are always ready to help their neighbors in any way they can. They respect each other’s differences and always relate to others with kindness.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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Language
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Consumerism

The series is part of a longstanding product line of toys, books, games, and accessories.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that personal and social themes like self-esteem, friendship, responsibility, and honesty are the foundation for this very sweet series for preschoolers. In each story, the colorful characters must work through a new trouble of some kind (solving a mystery or taking responsibility for a troublesome pet, for instance), and their willingness to work together and meet challenges has great messages for this impressionable target audience. The show is part of a marketing franchise that includes toys, books, videos, and just about everything in between, so don’t be surprised if your kids take a liking to these products after watching.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

Berry Bitty City is the friendly little hometown to a colorful group of friends who enjoy playing, laughing, and working together. Strawberry Shortcake (voiced by Anna Cummer) and her pals Plum Pudding (Ashleigh Ball), Raspberry Torte (Ingrid Nilson), Orange Blossom (Janyse Jaud), Blueberry Muffin (Britt McKillip), and Lemon Meringue (Andrea Libman) are never short on fun things to do, and whether they’re playing at the pond or enjoying a cool drink at the café, their adventures always teach them a little something about the world around them.

Is it any good?

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A generation of girls has grown up with Strawberry Shortcake and her pals, and the icon’s 30th anniversary now ushers in more sweet fun for a whole new group of kids in STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE BERRY BITTY ADVENTURES. Young kids will be pleased as punch to join Strawberry and her friends on a regular basis, and parents can rest assured that their kids are being treated to a hefty helping of social lessons along with the fun adventures.

For those moms who have fond memories of Strawberry from their own childhood, this sweet series -- with its modern CGI look -- offers a great opportunity to cuddle up on the couch with their youngsters and take a trip back to a tiny land where friendship can turn any day into a reason to celebrate.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about friendship. Kids: How do your friendships compare to those of Strawberry Shortcake and her pals? How do their actions show that they care about each other? What nice things do you and your friends do for each other to show you care?

  • Kids: What challenges did the characters face in the story? What were some of their options for dealing with those challenges? If you were in their shoes, would you have handled things differently? If so, what would you have done?

  • Why do you think Strawberry Shortcake has been a popular character for so long? What do you like most about her? Who are some of your other favorite characters? What do you learn from watching these characters?

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Parent of an infant, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18 year old Written bymykidsarebabies April 13, 2015
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I HATE SS SHE IS FAKE

THE MANA CURE EPISODE HELP NAILS ATTACK EXTREMELY EWW
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Parent of a 4 and 6 year old Written byhbs78910 October 26, 2014
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3
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No "mean girl" talk

At first I found this show highly annoying, but the more my girls watched the more I appreciated it. I like that it features 6 or 7 girls who are friends no matter what. It is a bit over the top with the sticky sweet at times, but I would much rather my kids see friends that have endless patience for each other than girls being mean and petty bullies.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much consumerism
Kid, 10 years old June 22, 2012
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6
QUALITY
 

Bring back the old Strawberry Shortcake!

The old Strawberry Shortcake rocked the house. But the new Strawberry Shortcake has a bit of make-up, a shiny hairstyle and now is more like Barbie. The old one has a short realistic hairstyle, and is kind. Stick with the old Strawberry Shortcake.

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