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By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Insightful, creative show centers on character with autism.

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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

The Best Preschool Show Ever!

Me and my three kids ADORE Pablo! Charming and funny in unique and wonderful ways! Pablo gives me such joy to watch with my three little ones! My youngest is 4 and my eldest is 8 years old and they both adore Pablo so much. It's the only show they both agree to watch together! Pablo goes into his sketchbook drawings and has these whimsical adventures with his animal friends in the art world. He has autism and that is okay. The show doesn't make this Pablo's only trait or flaw, he is simply a child who sees the world differently, reinforcing this idea is the intro theme song which is absolutely beautiful! The animation and art style is so simple and yet soo well done! You can tell the creators of Pablo have put a lot of thought into it. Pablo has positive and respectful interactions with his Mum, even when he isn't always happy. Pablo is great to watch and will teach children from a young age that it is okay to be different. It gives a really honest representation of autism and is thrilling to watch! Very entertaining, well researched, full of heart show. Couldn't have asked for a better show for my little ones to sit down and enjoy Keep it up CEEBIES! xxx

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The only disappointment concerning this thoughtful series is how long it took for someone to create it. It's an illustrative journey into some of the challenges of autism, gently presented in Pablo's animated friends. Each one exhibits a characteristic often associated with the autism spectrum, including excitability, sensitivity to sound, aversion to change, detail orientation, and repetition. When Pablo brings his concern to his friends in Art World, their respective reactions reflect the myriad of emotions he contends with, and they help him make sense of what he's feeling so he can step out into the world.

Pablo takes great care to remain authentic in the spirit of this unique series, casting actors and actresses who are on the autism spectrum and using real-life experiences of children and adults with autism to create each episode. Every detail is carefully crafted and full of purpose, and the end result is a series that's engaging and educational, and an ambassador of awareness for differences.

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