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Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Friends engage kids' learning in fun multiple-choice format.

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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

Mostly the right message

Overall I think this is a decent show for children. However there is a portrayal of Dave the blue Panda that I strongly disagree with. The portray Ruff Ruff and Tweet and intelligent and energetic, but aside from the occasional smart moment, the show portrays Dave as a lazy, fat and unintelligent being that only thinks about eating and sleeping and someone without a brain. And the show pokes fun at Dave in every episode. Not the message I want to send to my boys. I know it's a show for very young children and they probably don't pick up on such a detail, but I feel it's still a message that could stay with children over time. Please tweak the format and the show will be much better.
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Billed as "A Multiple-Choice Adventure," Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave makes a game of learning with its unique Q&A format that challenges viewers to a series of multiple-choice quizzes. For each one, Ruff-Ruff, Tweet, and Dave offer three possible answers and ask kids to choose which one they think is right by agreeing with one of the characters. It's a fun, nonthreatening way to engage kids who otherwise might be hesitant to suggest an answer, and, because the characters take turns answering incorrectly, it reminds kids that there's no harm in missing the mark now and then if you're learning along the way.

Kids will like Ruff-Ruff, Tweet & Dave's far-flung settings -- to which they travel in a whirling, twirling airborne vehicle called the Spin-Again -- and parents will love that all the travels expose kids to concepts as varied as musical pitch, emotions, number sense, and wind power, all by way of friendly characters who embrace the joy of experiencing new things.

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