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Ruby's Studio: The Safety Show

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Fantastic interactive video teaches kids vital safety tools.

Movie NR 2013 45 minutes
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Five Stars for The Safety Show

Aw, the folks at Ruby's Studio outdid themselves this time. Just finished watching the Safety Show and can't quite believe how beautifully they address issues of personal safety. Gentle reminders for young kids make safety not a scary subject. LOVED it.

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What's great about this presentation is that the friendly format offsets the potential scariness of the topics for kids and reinforces the message of empowerment. The Safety Show is the third Ruby's Studio presentation from The Mother Company, a team of moms who set out to create products that encourage emotional literacy among young children. Here they turn their attention to a variety of safety concerns: talking to unfamiliar grown-ups, saying "no" to potentially dangerous situations, and knowing what to do if you're lost. Each topic is illustrated in ways that reinforce kids' ability to recognize an "uh-oh feeling" and what to do about it, and validates the tumultuous emotions surrounding these issues. What's more, in addition to the "who-what-where-when" of all of these rules, it also answers for kids "why" -- because people who love them want them to be safe. In her trademark nurturing manner, Ruby encourages kids to always be aware of their surroundings and to trust their instincts, and parents might learn a thing or two about how kids feel about these topics as well, thanks to the young kids who share their thoughts throughout the show.

The Safety Show devotes a large chunk of time to the specifics of personal safety, particularly those concerning kids' own bodies, and you'll hear phrases like "You are the boss of your own body" many times over. It delves into which areas are off-limits to others (gently defined as the parts covered by a bathing suit) and poses a number of possible situations in darling animated stories. Even so, if yours are very young, you may want to screen the show first to ensure that the dialogue doesn't raise more questions than it answers for your littlest ones.

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