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Ruby's Studio: The Friendship Show

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Insightful, gentle lessons teach kids about relationships.

Movie NR 2013 40 minutes
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age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

My 4yo and 9yo love these!

It’s difficult finding a movie/show for our family movie night that I’m comfortable with our 4yo watching AND appeals to both kids. These 45 minute shows have been a hit all around!
age 4+

AMAZING!!! Great messages and engaging for kids!!

This movie is very engaging and spectacular messages!! I have a 4 yo, 6 yo and 8 yo and they all loved these videos. I highly recommend!

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Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

What makes this show remarkable is its ability to balance quality content with a refreshingly unique style that maintains kids' interest on topics they probably hear about every day. Whereas they might tune out another rote reminder from parents on the importance of kindness and consideration, that won't be the case when the lessons come in the forms of darling illustrated characters and a fun intermingling of live-action and animation. The end result is a valuable jumping-off point for families to further explore how these issues relate to their own experiences.

Created by The Mother Company, The Friendship Show has been lauded by parents and experts alike for its innovative approach to reaffirming social lessons that kids likely hear many times in any given day. The thoughtfully crafted content walks kids through the basics of meeting new people (saying "hello" and introducing yourself, for instance) and finding common ground that supersedes your unique qualities. The cast members -- led by the endearing Ruby -- talk freely about what it feels like when a friend does something unkind and offer advice for tackling difficult situations like bullying, thereby opening an avenue for parents to discuss these issues further with their kids.

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