WordGirl

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 5+

Brainy heroine uses vocab to outwit bad guys.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 36 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 44 reviews

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age 5+

Cleverly reinforces vocabulary

Each half hour reinforces 4-5 vocabulary words (at least 2 per 15 minute episode). The show cleverly gets characters to repeat words and ask for definitions. The shows villains and "violence" generally revolve around silly crimes like a character turning turning the town into cheese or someone holding a fake lottery show on TV so that people don't notice that their brothers are robbing the town banks. Show has a strong female lead and they use rich vocabulary throughout the episodes. Humor is witty. I enjoy watching it, and I think we want shows that engage parents in their kids learning.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 7+

Too violent for younger kids

This is a cute show that is appreciated by my older child (age 8) who loves comic books and superheroes. However, after my son, age 4, snuck in to watch an episode, we immediately saw an uptick in violent behavior. There’s a lot of fighting: punching, kicking, shooting, etc., and it’s just unnecessary for younger kids who are still deep in imitation mode. Save this show for elementary ages.

This title has:

Too much violence

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