Jessy and Nessy





Kristin Smith

TV Series Review

Meet Jessy, an elementary-school-aged girl who is curious about everything. Each morning, Jessy wakes up and puts on her magical glasses–her “inspectacles,” she calls them—and her surroundings come to life.

With these special glasses, Jessy is able to see an animated world, and animated friends, all around her. And that includes her best friend, a 5,500-year-old purple sea monster named Nessy. Together, Jessy and Nessy observe their surroundings, ask questions about them and search for answers with the help of their friends, and an original song or two.

Every Day Adventure

Jessy and Nessy is an Amazon Prime original series for inquisitive preschoolers. Think the animation of Blues Clues with a cute monster twist.

Here, kids will learn what sorts of questions to ask about the world around them, and how to come to conclusions. Each episode is broken into two ten-minute segments where dancing, silly songs and fun are primary objectives. The show also teaches lessons about processing and regulating emotions and treating friends with kindness.

Jessy and her pals occasionally get frustrated, but together they work through their reactions to learn how to best respond to the unexpected.

Episode Reviews

Jan. 21, 2021: “Why Won’t Doodle Play With Us?/ How Do We Stop Your Angry Feelings From Ruining Your Fun?

Jessy and Nessy include a shy friend in their games. Jessy learns how to manage her angry emotions after failing.

Jessy gets frustrated and lashes out at Nessy, but she apologizes immediately.

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Kristin Smith

Kristin Smith joined the Plugged In team in 2017. Formerly a Spanish and English teacher, Kristin loves reading literature and eating authentic Mexican tacos. She and her husband, Eddy, love raising their children Judah and Selah. Kristin also has a deep affection for coffee, music, her dog (Cali) and cat (Aslan).

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