Parents' Guide to

Winx Club

By Tara Swords, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fairy-themed cartoon raises body-image issues for tweens.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 50 parent reviews

age 11+

Winx Club is great!

It is so good. I love how girls are fighting the evil instead of waiting for their princes, it teaches important life lessons, really great show for kids, I love Season 1-4. This show has feelings, emotions, and poweful girls unlike other cartoons...

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age 6+


I grew up watching this show as a child and I loved this show, it has many life lesson as in being kind and never giving up. I’m not sure how much it changed because I only saw up to season 5 and some parts of 6 and all the movies, but I think it is one of the best tv shows a kid could watch!

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Great messages
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1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (50):
Kids say (124):

Start with mystical fairy powers, add the ability to fly, flashy clothes, and the constant slumber-party atmosphere of a fairy boarding school, and you have any tween girl's recipe for fun. WINX CLUB is teeming with witches, warriors, and magical mysteries, but it's also bogged down by some content that's not so great for its very impressionable target audience. The girls sport tiny skirts and tummy-bearing tops that show off their impossibly small waistlines and slender legs, and everything from their long, flowing hair (pretty, but not very practical when you're fending off bad guys) to the mere poses they strike invokes some sexual undertones. And all that is in the absence of the guys, with whom they share hefty doses of flirting and eventually some dates and kisses.

Violence is the other sticking point, although it's pretty fantasized (mostly energy balls and magical powers), and blood is minimal. On the upside, though, if your tweens do tune in, they'll be treated to an imaginative story with bold, take-charge heroines who find strength in cooperation, creativity, and a thoughtful approach to solving problems.

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