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Hi everyone,

I’m in the midst of buying some books and DVDs for the daughters of a family friend. I’ve found some books, but I’m coming up short on ideas for TV shows (and movies). Do you have any recommendations for TV shows for girls ages 5, 9, and 13?

I want to get them to experience shows from different decades across different genres that are friendly to young girls and have female leads. I was thinking along the lines of shows like Madeline, Babysitters Club, and maybe Lizzie McGuire. Any recommendations would be great. Thanks in advance!

Hi everyone, I’m in the midst of buying some books and DVDs for the daughters of a family friend. I’ve found some books, but I’m coming up short on ideas for TV shows (and movies). Do you have any recommendations for TV shows for girls ages 5, 9, and 13? I want to get them to experience shows from different decades across different genres that are friendly to young girls and have female leads. I was thinking along the lines of shows like Madeline, Babysitters Club, and maybe Lizzie McGuire. Any recommendations would be great. Thanks in advance!

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[–] lucrecia 3 points (+3|-0)

There's a big difference between 5 and 13 so I think it's unlikely you'll find something that both would enjoy. The only shows I can think of off the top of my head that would work across age groups are sitcoms like The Simpsons, or shows with male leads (Fullmetal Alchemist springs to mind!). Something with vampires is a safe bet for something a teen girl would enjoy, so I'd have to suggest Buffy for the eldest. But it depends on the kids; so far the suggestions in this thread are a long list of media I hated, growing up. :P If I were suggesting other stuff with female leads I thought young-me would enjoy, I'd say Cardcaptors and the She-Ra reboot. And anything involving a lot of fighting, superpowers, humour and dramatic costumes.

Thank you for the recommendations! Also, I should’ve specified but I meant shows that would be good for each individual age so it doesn’t necessarily have to apply to all of them across the ages of 5 to 13