Parents' Guide to

Wimzie's House

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Friendly puppets, excellent interpersonal messages for kids.

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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Seaseme Street rip-off is ugly and annoying...

This is a rip-off of Seaseme Street with some Mister Roger's Neighborhood life lessons sprinkled in with some of the most creepy looking characters I have ever seen. My toddler was terrified of the monstrosities and I myself thought that they were really ugly and awkward looking. One of the puppet things sounds like Binky from Arthur and the some characters look like the Skekzies (I can't spell it) from the 1980's movie Dark Crystal except brightly colored. The voice acting is ear torture. The characters are irritating. I accidentally stumbled across this horrible show on the local Light TV channel as it comes on at 6AM and I feel bad putting this on for my child as it scared her badly. This is a child who has no problem with Seaseme Street, The Labyrinth, Dark Crystal, and the Muppet Babies. And 2 of those that I listed are known to scare children and yet they don't her but this thing does. Way to go Canada, you never fail to create nightmare fuel.

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Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

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Kids say (4):

Resembling (but not associated with) Jim Henson's Muppets, these friendly characters have valuable things to teach kids about understanding their own feelings and relating to other people. The stories confront common tot troubles such as being jealous of a friend, feeling discouraged, and craving attention in honest terms that don't sugarcoat these tough issues. Not only does this communicate to viewers that experiencing similar trials is normal, it also shows them that no matter the issue, there's always a solution to be found by addressing your feelings and communicating your needs to others.

The show's carefully crafted cast ensures that Wimzie experiences many of the same issues her young viewers do, including sibling troubles, friendship woes, and family spats of various kinds. Her process for solving problems isn't always the same from one story to the next, but the result -- a happy kid and a cooperative, loving family and friend pool -- is consistent throughout. Kids will enjoy the unique characters and their experiences; parents will love the worthwhile lessons those experiences teach their kids.

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