I will admit that I am having some pretty bad flashbacks writing this Gabby’s Dollhouse review today. Last Christmas, my sister had me and the whole family running all over the place trying to find the Gabby’s Dollhouse playset for my niece and it was very stressful! People were scalping this thing like crazy on eBay and it was hard to get. However, it also showed just how much this show had caught the attention of preschoolers!
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The TV Series Review
Brought to us by two of the main people behind the popular Blue’s Clues series. Gabby’s Dollhouse has been a smash hit for Netflix and it is currently one of the most popular shows for preschoolers all over the world. With a format that is very similar to Blue’s Clues, it also has a bit of Dora the Explore, Doc McStuffins and Super Why about it too.
Each episode of the show is its own contained thing and does not last very long. We have a live-action section where we see Gabby and her cat, Floyd. Gabby will put on her magical headband that will allow her to shrink down and enter her dollhouse where she can go on all kinds of fun adventures.
Gabby’s Dollhouse has a real “cat theme” going on. Once she has shrunken down Gabby and her best friend Pandy Paws go on all kinds of adventures and meet many interesting characters along the way. I like how in the live-action segments; Gabby will show a toy of some kind and this will basically be the theme of that episode.
Once she shrinks down, the show changes from live-action to computer animated. It is done very well and I am sure the mixture of live-action and animation is something kids really enjoy. Each episode will take place in a certain part of the dollhouse and it is like this dollhouse has many different little worlds.
There is always a lesson to be learned in each episode and one of the things that are great is that it allows for audience participation. In a similar fashion to shows like Blue’s Clues and Dora, the Explora, Gabby and the other characters will ask the audience to participate and yell at the screen. I get a real kick out of seeing my niece do this and she has an awesome time doing it.
At face value, Gabby’s Dollhouse seems like it is nothing more than a show about a kid who shrinks down and plays with cats in her dollhouse. However, this show is so much more than that. Yes, this show is a great deal of fun, and kids will be laughing, dancing, and singing while watching it. Yet, this is also a show that is packed with educational value too and they will learn about being a nice person, helping others, and more good social lessons.
There is certainly no shortage of TV shows aimed at preschoolers these days, but I have to say that Gabby’s Dollhouse is one of the best. While my son is way too old for this now, I know for sure he would have loved this when he was younger. My niece who is four is absolutely in love with this and I can see why. Your kids are in safe hands if they are watching this.
- This is one of the best kid's TV shows right now
- It mixes live-action with CG which is fun
- There is a lovely and charming cast of characters
- While this is a lot of fun, it also has a lot of educational value too
- Your kids will probably want to watch this 24/7!
- As cute as it is, adults are sure to find some of the songs annoying