The kid loved the DVD gift from Nickelodeon, a sneak peek of the upcoming episode of Blaze and the Monster Machines.

You can read about our delight here.

Apparently, he loves the fact that Blaze can change it up and adapt to what’s needed of him. Hmmm…interesting characteristic for him to admire.

I know that he works hard to be flexible. To adapt to new surroundings, and the new rules associated with them. Sometimes, he succeeds. And well – other times, he struggles. I suppose that’s the truth no matter who we are – but I know his autism makes it more challenging for him to choose dealing with the added social effort.

But golly, I love seeing him tackle it. New places, new faces – and rolling with the punches. It’s such a beautiful achievement, and if autism has brought anything to his family, it’s the ability to celebrate even the tiniest forward movement.

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About the Cartoon

The Fire Chief of Axle City’s firefighting brigade calls Blaze for help with an emergency when the Chief and his team cannot take out a huge fire.

Blaze and the Monster Machines follows the adventures of the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight-year-old driver AJ, and it’s the first preschool show on TV to comprehensively cover all areas of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) in every episode. The series currently ranks #1 in its timeslot and airs regularly weekdays at 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon, which is the top network for preschoolers and kids 2-11.

Watch It Yourself

Don’t miss it! It’s Blaze to the rescue in Nickelodeon’s Blaze and the Monster Machines “Five Alarm Blaze” featuring guest Joe Manganiello (True Blood) as the voice of the Fire Chief, premiering Friday, March 4, at 12 p.m. (ET/PT).