Is this the BEST kids TV show around right now? Yep, we’re calling it.

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Is this the BEST kids TV show around right now? Yep, we’re calling it.

‘You cant just change the ruleeeeees’

Some of you may have noticed a new TV show launch to minimal fuss and fanfare late last year.

Heavily promoted on ABC for Kids (the channel it is showing on), this new kids TV series is set in Brisbane (Red Hill, in fact, you guys) and follows a lovely Blue Heeler family as they live the tropical Queensland lifestyle.

The show, produced by award-winning Ludo Studios and took over 2 years to produce the 52 episode series.

The TV show I am talking about is of course, ‘Bluey’ and it follows Bluey (a 6-year-old Blue Heeler) and her family, Mum, Dad and little sister Bingo as they navigate everyday family life.

And that’s just it.

Its everyday family life, with some fun and adventures thrown in.

This is why we love it:

Bluey

It’s helping to reinforce good behaviour

The kids are inexhaustible, fun and sometimes need a little help and guidance to do the right thing. Honestly, it’s teaching the kids how to behave in a way that other shows just don’t. It encourages good behaviour via teachable lessons that kids are likely to encounter in everyday life.

To be frank – with four little kids – I need all the help I can get.

It’s funny for kids and parents

I look forward to Bluey as much as the kids do. We don’t watch much TV but I will make time for Bluey. Everyone was sad a few weeks ago when they changed the viewing time from morning to night and we missed it.

Bluey

They play AWESOME games together

The games they play together are BRILLANT! There are so many that I have started playing with my kids. They love it when I become ‘Mummy Robot’ (my husband doesn’t for some reason) and of course, musical statues is now a common game too.

It was made and produced in Brisbane

How good is that? A local show, written and produced locally. Brisbane often gets the short end of the stick in terms of shows being set here – often they go to Sydney or Melbourne instead. It was also written by a Brisbane Dad – Joe Brumm, who created it after watching his daughters playing together.

Plus – David McCormack, award-winning musician and frontman of the band Custard, is the voice of Bingo’s Dad – Bandit. That’s a fun fact for you to enjoy.

Dad is heavily involved in parenting

No absent, bumbling father here. Dad is actively involved in games, bedtime, toileting, feeding and all the other jobs involved with raising kids. This ain’t no hopeless Daddy Pig.

It shows real situations you will encounter with your kids

Can’t go to the toilet alone? Neither can Bluey’s Dad.

Kids don’t want to go to bed? Neither do Bluey or Bingo.

Bluey

Its real life but its fun at the same time.

Everyone is nice to each other

You know, like normal people are, normal families are. I, for one, am sick of TV shows where there is so much drama, everyone is mean to each other and the kids give so much attitude. That’s not what life is about. Even Peppa Pig isn’t that nice to her friends and family.

But in Bluey, even when they have disagreements, it is just like it would be in normal life.

Its so recognizably Brisbane

The hills, the iconic Queenslanders, the backyard pools, the semi-tropical lifestyle.

I’m only worried it’s going to make more people want to live here.

Mums are raving about it

You know when Mums are commenting about kids shows on social media it has got to be a good thing.

Bluey is one you must add to your kid’s watch list today.

You can watch it on ABC Kids at 5.50 pm every afternoon or the ABC Kids IView app.  Suitable for toddlers to mid primary school and adult mums who need a break.

We think that Bluey should actually get more than just one slot a day on ABC Kids. I sincerely hope season 2 is already in production.

Do your kids love Bluey?

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Katie is the Managing Director and Editor of Mums of Brisbane. Most days will find her drinking copious amounts of coffee, cuddling her kids and trying not to step barefoot on lego. Katie lives in Beautiful Brisbane with her husband and four gorgeous children.

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