The show is geared towards quirky kiddos from about 6 to 12 years old. Buddy is now 12 and he got a kick out of it.
In fact... when I asked if he had a quote for the review, he said, "Yes. Just YES. Everyone, Asperger's or not, needs to see it!"
I think he liked it... ;)
I honestly think that most children from about 5 to 10 years old would enjoy it, regardless of any social issues or awkwardness. Those on the spectrum could probably be even several years older and still enjoy it, especially those who are more securely on the Autism Spectrum.
I especially appreciate the abundant memorable resources just one episode provides me in teaching my son with Asperger's Syndrome about several social skills we are continuously needing to go over. We already have discussed this episode quite thoroughly and this has a much higher likelihood of really making a difference!
Buddy is extremely hooked on slapstick comedy and over-the-top funny characters and skits, so this is right up his alley! I enjoyed the little cartoon-like breaks in the action that further discussed what is being taught. As a fan of Dude. I'm An Aspie, I loved seeing an animated cartoon of his featured.
What really topped it off for me, though, was the fact that they also include free, downloadable PDF's for further learning! They have one for parents and one for teachers and professionals. They were both nice, but I especially like the one for teachers and professionals personally.
At this time, the creators are working on generating enthusiasm and therefore investments in developing a whole series. We need to spread the word and help build the excitement about this much needed resource that can be used in homes, therapy offices, and classrooms everywhere.
Buddy and I cannot wait for more episodes to be available! We will be buying a copy of the DVD shortly, I am sure. It's only $10 and we will be able to watch it anytime we want (without waiting for the video to buffer over the Internet).
You can watch the Pilot Episode free yourself here. So, check it out and spread the word!
To learn more about Flummox and Friends, get the free PDF's, subscribe to their mailing list, and more... Check out their site here!
Disclosure: I did receive compensation in exchange for an honest review. This, however, did not affect this review in any way. I will only post my genuine opinions here at The Journey, regardless of any form of compensation.