If you have a young child in the house, it’s fair to say you have likely heard of Bluey – the Emmy award-winning Australian animated series created by Joe Brumm that’s become a smash hit for families.
Bluey has spawned an online community of fans sharing artwork, craft and baking projects in appreciation of the show, as well as books, clothing and more. And when it comes to children’s television, it’s well worth putting at the top of your list.
For those unfamiliar with the program, it’s centred on six-year-old Blue Heeler Bluey and her family – younger sister Bingo, parents Bandit and Chilli – and their friends as they play, explore and learn.
One of the great positives of the show is the hands-on parenting on display. For parents, it’s a wonderful resource for imaginative play that you can incorporate into your own lives – maybe with less whacky outcomes.
The show, with its distinct Aussie flavour, has just returned with new episodes and they’re an absolute delight for the young and young at heart. And for those with littlies who like to watch shows endlessly on repeat, most of the episodes easily hold up to multiple viewings.
With a snappy seven-minute runtime, the episodes are packed with humour, heart and the occasional life lesson. If you’re looking for a great entry episode, Grannies was voted as the top Bluey episode in December 2019.
Bluey was also recently recognised at the International Emmy Kids Awards, named the winner in the pre-school category.