Great story line and morals for toddlers!!! My two year old luvs it and laughs at the scenes or gives inquisitive looks when trying to solve the priblem(s) with Mike the Knight. I luv the family unit that it incorporates. It does involve magic and mention of witches so if you are totally against all that hocus pocus stuff for your children this might not be the show for them, but it does lead to creativity and thinking outside the box. But you are the parent... YOU decide! Over it is brightly colored and constant action/movement so even younger children may like it. There are trolls but they are sweet and non-threatening in appearance and Mike's best friend is trollie, a troll boy his age. It shows the kids that no matter appearance or societal name tag you can still befriend anyone if you enjoy their presence. Plus Ma troll is one heck of a cake decorator! 👍🏻
This is an entertaining show with good messages, though a child will likely need to be a little older to "get" the message it's trying to convey. The show takes a typical template. The first half of each show Mike has some challenge or task he is undertaking and he goes about it the wrong way. Things fall apart and he decides to "Be a Knight and do it right!" at which point success is found. But the lesson isn't always "in your face" obvious, so my daughter who picks up on the lessons of other simpler shows doesn't seem to always catch on or link her own actions with those of Mike. She's only just over two years old though and I can see that she's picking up on things more and more, so I suspect age has something to do with it.
Apart from that, she loves the horse and typically calls any knight she sees in a book Mike the Knight. There aren't a lot of musical numbers to keep her attention, so she typically prefers episodes that involve activities that excite her and keep her interested.
Parents be warned, the theme song will likely get stuck in your head for a day or two after watching. And I personally enjoy watching most of the episodes, maybe due to the fantasy aspect. A few times I've found myself wanting to finish an episode after my daughter loses interest.
This is a fun little show. I like how Mike always learns his lesson and does it right at the end. At this point I'm not sure that my little guy is getting anything out of it other than horses, dragons and how to say trebuchet.
I'm sure we'll teach and learn the lessons with repetition. You have a toddler, you know what I mean about repetition.
Our 3 year old daughter loves this series and asks for it again and again. Mike the Knight learns lessons about friendship, sharing, responsibility, listening, etc. and we find our daughter referencing the episodes as she learns social skills. We got really, really tired of Thomas the Train and this one is more modern and exposes kids to a wider variety of settings and characters. Each episode has two separate stories... about 23 minutes long in total per episode. As soon as Season 2 is available, we're buying it!
I'm giving a 5 star rating for my 5 year old grandson who loves Mike the Knight. On his last visit we had to have a Mike the Knight marathon… I was praying for a power outage but no such luck. It is a great series for his age! We have gone from Thomas, to Frozen to "Mike the Knight". It's a wild ride, I hope "Pop" can hang on!
My kids figured out the Amazon passcode again. Love you Mike but I HATE paying for your shows. Please teach my kids about honor and asking Mommy what "yes" and "no" mean and to run away when they see $ signs. Ugh.