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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this program is perfectly shaped for kids three and up: challenging, but not too complicated. The video presents many lessons in organization and categorization, and encourages song writing. The musical composition segment teaches tempo and rhythm, and preschoolers learn important lessons about empathy and perseverance. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
Blue's Big Musical Movie rises above other Blue's Clues offerings with its discussion of music and character. The musical composition exercise segment is long, but even a two-year-old viewer remained enthralled. As fun as the music segment is--Ray Charles provides the voice of G-Clef--the real appeal of this video is Sidetable Drawer's story, which is heartbreakingly realistic; timid viewers will connect with her and find inspiration in her eventual bravery.
Much soul-searching by the characters dulls the participatory elements of the show-- because of the Sidetable Drawer saga, for example, the audience knows the answer to Blue's Clues from the beginning--but the video is still a powerful, affirming experience.
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