Last week I was in a collaborative meeting regarding a 5 year-old boy I work with on the autism spectrum. We discussed what play topics were hot among his typical peers so we could introduce them in a way that he would find interesting and therefore be an engaging play partner with his peers.

Since many little boys and girls talk about and act out scenarios or pretend to be characters seen on TV, we got on the topic of what TV shows were popular with boys his age. His mom said he had started to outgrow Diego and had started watching Looney Tunes. She asked for other ideas for shows that would be creative but not silly for her 5 year-old to watch. I wanted to know what you, my readers, might suggest?? What interests your boys at that age?