I love this show for my 2-year-old!
I have three kids, ages 18, 16 and 2, so I have A LOT of experience with kids' shows. Max & Ruby is the best animated show for preschool kids. There are other very good shows, but I'm referring specifically to animated shows. What adults and much older children (who shouldn't be watching this show anyway) criticize, such as Ruby's bossiness, the lack of parents, or other "rules" that we are otherwise accustomed to, don't matter to 2-year-olds. This is the story of a brother and sister and how they interact with each other to resolve conflict. The imagery and music are simple, beautiful and classic. So, at this point, I don't want to be too boring and describe all the great things about this show, so I'll cut to the chase. My 2-year-old loves this show and always asks to see it. Most of the other animated shows on Nick, Jr. are loud, obnoxious and completely unrealistic (from the characters to the way they act.) Why does every character have to be in some sort of band or music video??! Why are they talking to us and trying to make us think they actually hear us? My daughter loses interest in just about every other cartoon out there because there's just too much noise and stuff happening. I hope Max & Ruby stays with us for a long time.
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