Today we took the boys to Blue’s Clues Live. I continue to be impressed with that show. It’s not perfect, of course, and some of the marketing and paraphernalia is too much. But they find creative ways to teach interesting stuff, they teach morals and ethics without being preachy, and the kids love it.
I’ve always thought that, in particular, the music on Blue’s Clues stands out. They incorporate music from every genre you can imagine, mostly cleverly adapted versions of the various themes from the show. And nearly all of it is much better than the usual music from children’s TV. Today, believe it or not, the stage show included a distinctly Koyaanisqatsi-ish minimalist Philip Glass-style piece. But to the kids, it was all just music, which is the way it should be.