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Rainbow Ruby

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Colorful show teaches problem-solving; some marketing.

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Educational Value

Teaches kids about problem-solving. 

Positive Messages

Themes include friendship, forgiveness, helping others. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Ruby is positive and likes to help her friends. 

Violence & Scariness

Things sometimes take a tumble, but no one gets hurt. 

Sexy Stuff

Lots of Ruby's toys and accessories are sold in certain markets. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Rainbow Ruby is an animated preschool series that offers positive lessons about problem-solving, friendship, and forgiveness. It's fun and colorful, but be advised that some of Ruby's friends, as well as the items she uses to fix things, are merchandised in certain areas of the world.  

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What's the story?

RAINBOW RUBY is a computer-animated children's series about a little girl with a big imagination. Ruby likes to spend time at her house playing with Choco, her teddy bear. But when Choco's heart flashes and plays music, they go to her room and and transport to Rainbow Village, where all her toys come alive. Along with her friends like Gina the wooden pirate, dolls Jessy and Princess Kiki, and of course, the town's mayor, Ling Ling the elephant, she works to solve any problems that come up, with the help of the contents in her Rainbow Roller bag.  

Is it any good?

This colorful series, which airs around the world in multiple languages, is designed to teach kids about problem-solving. It also underscores how important it is to forgive people who may inadvertently create challenging situations. Ruby also relies heavily on the items she has in her fully stocked suitcase to fix each situation. As a result, Rainbow Ruby creates a lot of merchandising options. But this doesn't dilute the important lessons it offers about taking the time to think about resolving difficult situations, rather than getting upset or giving up, when they arise. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different problems that Ruby solves when she visits Rainbow Village. How does she go about doing it? Do the other toys help her figure out ways to fix the situations?

  • Do you think Rainbow Ruby is used to sell merchandise? What are some ways that we can help kids resist the ways media markets to them

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