Parents' Guide to

The Ruff Ruffman Show

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Wacky canine host teaches kids about science concepts.

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Ruff is his same silly, slightly neurotic self in this delightful, engaging cartoon that's packed with learning potential for young kids. Each episode shows him going about his day only to be stumped by a question that doesn't have an easy answer. Rather than pass it by, Ruff jumps at the chance to investigate, test, and question it some more until he arrives at a conclusion that works. Often that means the process of trial and error (and error and error), but he and his kid helpers stick with it to the end.

Parents will love The Ruff Ruffman Show for the creative way it teaches kids solid science concepts and processes at youngsters' learning level. Kids will love it because Ruff is a hilarious host with a treasury of stories about his past escapades and comical insights he's never shy to share. The end result is an exceptional series that's as educational as it is entertaining and a fantastic starting point for kids' exposure to scientific methods.

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