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I wish I would have seen them first...
on August 11, 2012
My kids love Lego Ninjago. We have bought almost all of the books and they have read them over and over. They have several sets and they spend hours playing with them (and eyeing new sets!).
When my son was about to turn eight, I saw this this product online and was really excited to get it for him for his birthday; I knew he would love it. We had never seen any of the episodes, and I wish I would have watched some first. My kids - they love them. As a mom, I don't like some of the humor and overtones. There are things that are rude or mean used as humor. There is disrespect and complaining to their sensei. Jay whines about losing the high scores on his video games like it is the end of the world.
The first time we watched it I was just cringing in parts and feeling like I wanted it to be the first time and last time they watched it. It isn't over the top terrible, just has enough things that I do not want my children adopting to concern me. Kids are so influenced by media, especially if it is something they love and think is so cool. I discussed with them portions that concern me and that I don't want to see them imitating, so hopefully it will be all right.
The animation is high quality, the opening music is really upbeat and fun, and the kids sure love it. Probably most people interested in buying this have already watched some of them, but if you haven't seen the episodes and are selective about what you have your kids watch I would see if you can watch some episodes online or borrow from a friend before buying.