Bluey

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 4+

Positive family, social themes in Aussie pup's adventures.

Parents say

age 3+

Based on 112 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 88 reviews

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age 3+
Parents with negative reviews…give me a break!!! As an elementary teacher and parent, I find this show to be absolute gold. Hilarious, adorable, and full of positive messages. Yes, the characters *sometimes* cause (dare I say) mischief/ throw tantrums and yes, sometimes the parents aren’t as “firm” as I would be in real life. My child understands that this show is make believe and that sees the humor in it, just as I do. It encourages imagination and humor. In a world of YouTube/Tic Tok/and even inappropriate Disney movies, I have nothing but love for this show!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
13 people found this helpful.
age 2+

Beautiful show!

I came here largely to defend this wonderful cartoon from some... very strange and lengthy poor reviews. All the low ratings I've seen boil down to largely one thing: they feel the show doesn't teach the appropriate "respect for parents". (Apart from one which also says it encourages Pagan values like worshipping the sun and moon, which i found hilarious). The show isn't about teaching parental respect. (Besides which respect isn't given, it's earned?). The show - to me - is about teaching kids to share, to imagine, to play, to explore, to solve problems, to question things, and many more, but against the backdrop of a largely realistic family dynamic. The parents are loving and patient, and try to teach the kids good lessons, but are also frequently shown being tired and preoccupied. I'm not going to bang on - this is a terrific show with wonderful writing. Watch it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
9 people found this helpful.

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