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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Kids see Lily create adventures with things she finds all around her, and she always welcomes her friends' input.
The show celebrates the endless possibilities that exist in one's imagination and the joy of creating and of simple inspiration. Community, compassion, and family relationships are important to Lily. Creative thought and the process of storytelling are recurring elements in her adventures.
Positive Role Models
Lily personifies everything positive about childhood. She's curious, friendly, adventurous, and a bit messy, and she always finds something to learn from the day's events. Her dad and her friends support her in different ways that encourage her creativity.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that imaginative play, friendship, and discovery are common elements in Lily's Driftwood Bay. Young Lily uses simple treasures such as bits of cloth and pieces of driftwood to inspire a day's worth of adventures with her friends, and they learn about solving problems and helping each other along the way. Each character has a specific role within the community, and Lily has a particularly sweet relationship with her single-parent father. This darling series is, paradoxically, a great way to impress upon young kids the joy of simple, screen-free playtime.
Is It Any Good?
Using an inventive mixed-media format that accentuates its detailed animation, this series draws inspiration from the evolving seacoast landscape and its many hidden treasures. Not only is the scenery reminiscent of that atmosphere, but many of the characters themselves are created from resident treasures such as driftwood, feathers, dried grass, and bits of shells and rocks that account for the show's striking and unique look.
Similarly unique is the primary focus of Lily's Driftwood Bay, which aims to show kids how much fun can be had with simple objects and a big imagination. Lily's adventures aren't the stuff of elaborate playhouses or structured guidelines for play. Instead she turns a small beach treasure such as a piece of seaweed or a floating bottle into the foundation for joy of her own making. For young kids born into a digital age such as this one, this is an excellent illustration of a valuable but elusive concept.
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