Ruby’s Studio The Friendship Show by the Mother Company is a movie set to help children understand what friendship is for and how to behave with friends. Ruby (played by Kelsey Collins) is the host of the show and is very energetic as she walks her four friends/classmates through educational points of friendship and has many featured animated segments and songs to break up the movie to keep children engaged.
I was provided a digital download to watch this show with my 4 year old daughter. I wasn’t sure how she would like it since it wasn’t a show about her favorite mouse or her favorite spanish speaking cartoon that has a monkey as a friend. In the first two minutes my daughter got excited about a rainbow and about how excited “Ruby” was in her opening! The show also gave me a fun art project that I can do with my daughter about making a friendship tree for a good friend. I hope to try this soon since I have all the supplies at home already!
It kept my daughter engaged and I was able to ask her some of the questions that Ruby was asking her “friends”.
Why are friends so important?
My daughter answered with because it is nice to share.
Who is your friend?
What do you like to do what your friends?
Play and sing.
We engaged in other conversation. My daughter really liked it. I actually have had “The Feelings Show” for a couple of years. I tried to have my daughter watch it at the age of 2 and she was too young. She is now 4 and we had popcorn and watched the entire 45 minutes together.
Time to enter! If you are 18 years or older and live in the US you can EASILY WIN a $25 Amazon Gift card sponsored by the Mother Company.
John Guiro says
I would use my $25 Amazon card for buying goodies for my Grand Daughters.
Valerie C says
I check the ratings, but also go by their interests.
Ali l says
My daughter isn’t old enough for movies, but I would buy her some toys if I won 🙂
Michele Behlen says
My kids are grown. I would use the gift card to buy Christmas gifts.
Stephanie Frederick says
“How would you choose which movies your kids watch?” I have a 5yr old and 4mth old so right now I pick which movies they watch. If my oldest wants to watch something I don’t think is appropiate for him at his age I just tell him he’s not able to watch that until he’s older. So far that’s working.
amanda alvarado says
I try to make sure there’s not a lot of violence and no foul language.
Birthday present for me.
Natasha Rodriguez says
I choose for them based on the rating of the move and then read the back to see why it was given that rating and if I have seen it my best judgement 🙂
Sara K. says
I would use the gift card to help our daughter buy the things she needs to go back to college for her final year.
Katie Amanda says
I’d put it towards things that I need for my new house. Thanks!
ken ohl says
my family members I’m one of the youngest they have a lot of experience
Julie Lynn Bickham says
We pick out the movies together so I know its appropriate.
Jacqui Odell says
I go off the rating and the age of my kids.
Lin Gorenkoff says
Now that my kids are 21 and 17, I don’t tell them what they can and can’t watch. We three do watch movies together though, and when it’s my turn to pick, I usually choose comedies.
Linda Meyers-Gabbard says
I would use it to buy coffee or cereal.
Deeanne a says
I would use my $25 amazon gift card to purchase early Christmas Gifts!
Colleen Boudreau says
I would buy some ebooks.
pu ye says
I would buy some ebooks.
Kathy B says
ebooks for everyone!
I would buy some groceries!
April Yedinak says
I usually stick with PG movies and anything rated higher I use something like Common Sense media to see exactly what might be objectionable.
Lynn Keys says
I would buy a gift for my daughter
kelly mcgrew says
i’d put it towards college textbooks.
Lauren Becker says
I would use it for some books, probably…as I have a long wish list.
Amanda Hoffman says
i only let him watch certain channels and that are for kids
KRISTIN DUNCAN says
I’d use the winnings towards homeschool curriculum.
Cathy French says
I would put it towards Christmas
Maggie Chan says
I would use the gift card to buy books for myself and buy books to donate for my community’s library. 🙂
Dawn Monroe says
I would be very boring and spend this on bed pillows. I need them badly!
I try to stick to PG movies that Ive seen
Misty Woods says
I pick based off of what the movie is about
Wendy Lindsey says
I typically do an internet search and read the reviews first. I also like the parental info on IMBd which tells you EVERYTHING that might possibly be considered inappropriate or offensive.
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Kathy Davis says
I woul give the gift card to my son Ty who is the reader in the family.
Leah Shumack says
I normally judge it on the rating of the movie or at least watch the movie first and then judge what parts she cannot watch
Theresa Wilson says
I always check ratings and block any channels that should be blocked
D. Stone says
They are getting rid of the “G’ rating so I may not be taking them to movies anymore. It’s getting harder and harder to find movies that aren’t violent. So sad.
Ashley Nolan says
I go by the movie rating and what the movie is about.
RJ L. says
I’d buy a new cookbook
I would use the gift card for my Fall textbooks.
Kim Reid says
I would use the giftcard for books on my wishlist, thanks!
Misty Lunceford says
I would use the gift card to go towards back to school shopping for my 5 kiddos. Thank you for the giveaway!
Donna W. says
I would use this $25 amazon gift card to purchase some dvd’s my family can watch.
Kristina Wilson says
for grad school books
My kids are teens so we are pretty lenient with what movies they are allowed to watch. When they were younger, we used passwords on our tv, blocking certain channels, ratings, and subject matter.
Laura P. says
Some Ebooks and maybe some K-cups.
Maggie C says
I look at what they’re interested in and evaluate it from there with age-appropriateness.
Steve Z says
I personally don’t have kids, but we are planning on kids, and I am going to thoroughly look into the movies they are trying to watch and I feel that imdb is a pretty good resource as they have the parental warnings. I look back at the movies that I watched when I was little and wonder how they got the rating that they did with all of the sexual undertones that are in them.
Ashley Leonard says
Netflix is pretty good at suggesting stuff for him 😛
I have no kids, so I would use the GC to help pay for my textbooks!
Marti Parks says
I would use the Amazon card for some books and some Swedish Fish.
rita leonard says
i would give it to a friend
kristin sims says
I choose the movies for them based on the ratings, the reviews, recommendations from friends and family and previews.
Danielle Porter says
I would use it to get things for my backyard!
Karen M. says
I go by ratings, what he likes, family recs, and whether there is violence in the movie.
Marian Boll says
Check the reviews from the general public on what they thought first.
chris z says
I would use the gift card to buy a new pair of boots
Priscilla S. says
I don’t have any children so I would use the gift card to buy books.
Ava Chavez says
I usually check the reviews & word of mouth of other friends with kids.
Tamara Jones says
I rely on the rating. PG-13 for my 12 year old, G or Y-7 for my little ones.
Mary Collins says
I would put the gift card away to use in my “Christmas fund!” Thanks for the chance to win an Amazon gift card!!
I only let my son watch tv with me. We watch shows that are fun, educational, and teach manners. Can’t go wrong with Sesame Street, and Bob the Builder:)
Beth Jackson-Hughes says
Reviews are a must!
I check rating but usually we will see previews, or watch trailers on them.
I watch the trailers and usually ask on Facebook if anyone has seen it for reviews. Usually if you google the name of the movie and search why the movie is pg or pg 13 it will give you details as to what parts may be questionable.
Erika C. says
I check the rating on the movie. Thankfully they have only liked G and PG movies
Chris Martinez says
Ratings and the age of my child. I also google the movie and look for details in reviews.
Jennifer S says
I would buy some new headphones
Debra Guillen says
I would use the $25 Amazon card for books
Marissa M says
First off of what they want to see and then the ratings/plot!
ratings and reviews
Viviana Rodriguez says
I would use it towards a new pair of shoes! thanks for the giveaway!
richelle bowers says
id use it for xmas shopping
I would usei t for household supplies!
Sarah Cool says
i would use it on crafting supplies
Rhonda Tenderholt says
I watch the previews, check ratings, and then check the movie guide newsletter or other Christian movie review website.
Amy Green says
I would use it towards my mom and 2 sisters’ birthdays!
I would use the gift card to buy a book on my wish list.
To choose movies for my siblings it’s just Pixar they’re all good movies
Beppe DM says
I check the ratings and then their interests.
How do you choose which movies your kid’s watch?
Lisa Evanoff says
I read all reviews online before they watch movies
I usually check the movie out online before deciding if it’s age appropriate or not
Diana C says
I would buy something nice for my pet bunny. They have great things there for him on Amazon that I cannot get anywhere.
Trish F says
My kids are all grown but in the past if it wasn’t a kids movie they couldn’t watch it. I would spend the gc on supliments that my dr. wants me to take. Thanks for a great giveaway!
Cynthia G says
Would need to get stuff for schools. I choose which movies based on the rating
Nikki flannery says
My son is 5 so I stick with Disney movies
I would buy a gift for my son
Kelly Wentworth says
I am still a college student and do not yet have kids. So, I would most likely use it to help buy myself books for my courses so that I can do well, get a good job, and provide a good healthy environment for my kids when I do have them!
I would use the Amazon card to get some natural organic toothsoap.
Carole S says
My kids are old enough that blocking certain cable channels is sufficient.
I would use it for diapers
Kimberly Mayberry says
I choose what my son watches by reading the cover, looking online for trailers, and going by friends recommendations.
Jessica Snow says
I would be using this to put towards one of my husbands Christmas presents.
Thanks for the giveaway! =)
Kristy S. says
I would use it toward car repairs
Kristy S. says
I TOTALLY just submitted the wrong answer to this question! The perks of having multiple windows open. 🙂
I’m pretty picky about what I let my kids watch, so I would probably buy some books for them.
Kamla L. says
I’m saving up for a Kindle Fire HD!
Deborah Mireles says
I would use it to buy my grandaughter something
I stick to disney, pixar, and nothing higher than PG
My child is grown but I would probably let him have it.
Cathy Shaw says
I’d put the $25 toward books on my Amazon wish list!
Lois M. says
Hi! 🙂 I’d get my September to be bought books preordered 🙂
Ashley H says
I’d save it for Christmas shopping.
I would give it to my son
John Leahy says
I’d put it toward some new headphones.
Kylie C says
I don’t have kids but I’d use this GC to buy some books!
Jamie Martin says
I don’t have kids yet, but believe me, we’re not going to have a TV.
pinky sade says
i would put this towards a wetsuit, thanks!
Elizabeth K says
I also would probably buy e-books for my son instead of dvd’s
Jennifer R says
We have parental controls on our devices to block certain content.
I would use the $25 to buy DVDs
I would use it to buy baking supplies
Anne Kelly says
I would use the $25 card to buy baby gifts for my expecting sister!
ellen c. says
I like to read reviews to see if it would be appropriate for my children. Thanks for the chance.
I don’t have kids so I’d use the Amazon GC to buy a couple of Blu-rays.
Tiffany Mann says
I choose what movies my children watch by reading the reviews and checking the ratings. I try to make sure the movies are age appropriate and that they don’t go against our family values.
Thomas Bellamy says
I research what’s in the movies first.
I like to screen movies before letting them watch…or I ask around to other friends with kids to see what their thoughts are.
roxy meto says
there are many books come out these days i will buy them with this 25$
Kelly D says
I usually let my kids watch movies with animals or cute themes,& try to avoid anything negative or with bad language.
Lu Ann Worley says
I would order a book. My grandkids parents have locks on the channels and teach them to avoid watching things on TV ad movies which are not within principles taught.
Raise up a child as to the way he should go and when he is old he will not depart from it.
That is a very poor quote but it is true. If parents are diligent in teaching with love and example, the child will make mostly good choices. We cannot control them. We have to teach then trust them.
lovely jasmin says
i think i will add some money to it and get anew sun glass
He Calls Me Grace says
I would buy something for our new apartment!
lovely jasmin says
i read a review about the movie first some time watch the movie before let sons watch it
i will get a new shirts
sahjau 30 says
i don’t yet have kids i will get a gift for my sister birthday
Nicole Sender says
I would use the gift card for baby items for my grandson!
Kim Pollock says
Someone told me about a site called plugged in that rates kid’s movies. I also ask other parents with kids what they have watched and feel is not too scary, etc.
Brittany Thomas says
We stick with G or PG movies and only after I’ve looked them over.
tina reynolds says
I read critic reviews and check the ratings
Sarah Hayes says
id use this to buy a new pair of shoes
I usualy watch it first then let them watch it
I check out reviews before I let my kids watch a movie, and I watch it with them…. it seems lots of kids movies now have very vulgar remarks… ones i wouldn’t want my kids repeating!
beth c says
my son is two so it is more visual than content, though i am starting to monitor that as well! generally something that looks cute and perhaps has a good lesson along the way is what we prefer to watch! generally animation is favored by my son too! 🙂 thanks for the great giveaway!
I like classic movies for my kids.
Tricia Martin says
I’d use it to buy gifts for family and friends.
Super neat 🙂
Katie Campos says
I would use it to buy beauty products
Mary Withrow says
Some movies that are rated for children, I don’t approve of, due to references they might make. I have watched every movie they have watched! I often can trust Pixar and Disney always for a good movie!
Miranda Ward says
I pre Watch stuff That is questionable
the younger kid only watch the disney one and then one with no violence
Ashley hadsall says
Stick to mainly educational only. If not pretty much PBS or disney movies.
If I have any questions about a movie, I look the title up online. Detailed reviews, especially from another mom’s point of view, are always so helpful!
Kitty Iecvan says
I would use the gift card to buy books!
carla bonesteel says
I would use the $25 towards a new TV for my bedroom.
I only let my son watch Disney or Sprout (and some that I think are safe and somehow educational) movies/shows for now.
I would put it towards a new Kindle
Dorothy Teel says
I try to pick shows that have no vile language, no sex scenes and no violence, I tape my television and if it is not appropriate my grandchildren do not get to see it. I woul use the gift card towards Christmas, unless something else breaks this week..LOL
Shelby Gesford says
Any thing pg13 and under is find for my kids.
I’d use it to buy them some winter gloves and hats for the coming season, Colorado gets coooold! =]
hayley s says
I would use the $25 for a sophie the giraffe teether!
Andrea H says
I would use the $25 Amazon GC toward Christmas gifts (only 4 months away!)
Tabitha @ Saving Toward A Better Life says
My son is just 4 and I am HIGHLY selective about what he watches. If it’s not educational or made for preschoolers (Dinosaur Train, Superwhy, Thomas, Curious George, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, etc) I screen it first.
It’s hard to put a finger on exactly what criteria I’m looking for. I just know. RIO is a favorite of ours. It’s fantastic. Toy Story 3 is a no because the garbage scene is terrifying and most of the concept is just over his head. SpongeBob is a no in our house. Anything marketed for kids older than him (like the live action Disney shows…I don’t know all their names). But believe it or not, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (the Johnny Depp version) is on our ok list.
Amy LEe says
I’d buy some new cake decorating supplies!
Lynda Thomas says
We use the rating as a loose guideline, but typically my kids don’t watch things that I haven’t seen beforehand. Sometimes the MPAA ratings seem so arbitrary, so we don’t feel like we can go only based on that.
sarah oswald says
my kids are grown but i would use gift card for new bath towels. thanks for the chance!
I take advice from friends/family.
I would use it to buy pet food.
Kerry Amburgy-Dickson says
I’d use it to buy books for my mother who has MS.
Annemarie Z. says
My boyfriend and I find reviews and trailers online and then decide if we let his daughter watch the movie or not.
Vanessa Coker says
I check ratings. reviews and watch them myself ahead of time whenever possible.
I work at a school age child care, and we do sometimes put on movies for the kids. We have to start with the ratings, but we also have to have viewed the movie ourselves to make sure there’s nothing questionable. Then, it goes by kids interests and age levels.
Margie Young says
My son doesnt watch tv, I would purchase some music for him to listen to.
Victoria Carlson says
I don’t have any kids yet. But I would love to use this gift card for an awesome present for my husband for our 2nd anniversary next month!
My kids are adults now and choose their own movies. I would use the gift card for some craft supplies. 🙂
Gia S says
I would use the gift card for items my family needs.
Maria B says
I would buy Alex and Ani bracelet.
kelly thompson says
I would use it to get some great books that I can use for homeschool
Nicole Bear says
My daughter is still too young to watch TV, but I will select what she watches based on educational merit and teaching good values.
Julie Goetz says
I choose movies that are rated G and read reviews.
liz l says
I would buy nailpolish!
Jennelle J says
I try to pick things for him that are age appropriate that I wouldn’t mind watching (or watching multiple times)
Anna H. says
The question doesn’t apply to me so I’d use the Amazon giftcard for my expensive textbooks!
Lynn Matthews says
I would buy me a book for the therapy classes I will be attending this October for my borderline personality disorder. It is called Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
julie murphy says
i don’t like cussing or nudity or obscene for them to watch
Jacob LaFountaine says
All amazon funds are going towards a few blu-rays that are sitting on the wishlist
Laura Smith says
I check ratings and reviews online, I watch it with her the 1st time so I know what it is about