If there was anything I loved more than lollipops as a child, it was watching cartoons on the television while waiting for mealtime.\u00a0 I especially loved watching cartoons that were all about adventures - they made me feel so connected as a child! Like whoa, other kids do these too? If your kids are just like me, constantly wanting to watch cartoons with unique storylines, I have good news for you!\u00a0 An Australian seven-minute animation series called \u2018Bluey\u2019 would be your kids\u2019 cup of tea - and yours! What makes this show so special is that it could be relatable to both parents and kids! Bluey is a six-year-old Blue Heeler that lives with her parents; Bandit and Chilli, together with her four-year-old sister, Bingo.\u00a0 The curiosity kids have are being represented in the series through the characters, Bluey and Bingo, going through their little adventures with both their parents.\u00a0 Charlie Aspinwall, the executive producer and writer for Bluey mentioned that the series was created for the sole purpose of entertainment for kids.\u00a0\u00a0 \u201cThat's what Bandit and Chilli do in the show. They try and just find a way through all these little problems that are presented to them, and to just be the best parents they can be.\u201d\u00a0 So, although this series doesn\u2019t necessarily aim to give out tips on becoming better parents, it is a show that people can relate to.\u00a0 As Aspinwall mentioned in an interview conducted with him, the show presents some everyday experiences that can be related to many: any parent or guardian of a child or any child that has a parent or guardian.\u00a0 If you are a parent or a guardian looking for a way to connect with your children, this show could also help you understand a little bit or two about your children.\u00a0 Bluey and Bingo would play games with their parents and the experiences are basically the experiences kids go through when they\u2019re out in the real world.\u00a0 An example would be when they explore what can come out of going to the vet and what that experience may be like.\u00a0 Personally, I would appreciate putting myself in their situation. I mean, if someone had walked me through what it would be like to go to the doctor, perhaps I wouldn\u2019t be too scared of needles!\u00a0 Aspinwall stated that if there were any messages they were trying to convey, it is \u201cthrough the experience of these games and situations.\u201d \u201cWe make it a point, really, not to put messages into the show. We think as soon as a child and a parent, or an adult watching, as soon as they start to feel like they're being preached to or being taught something, I think that's when people shut off and stop listening and stop enjoying the show, really.\u201d So, why the games in the cartoon show Bluey? It\u2019s to show how kids ages of four and six are really so playful and they interact with games to understand the world.\u00a0 It\u2019s to let the kids have a taste of being adults by role-playing as adult roles, too! Some of the games they play would make the kids copy adult roles and they would drag their parents into that - sounds like a lot of fun!\u00a0 The experience of \u2018play\u2019 is said to be the way for the children to socialize with other children and to learn how to be individuals in the world and to relate to others. The games on the show teach the value of compromise, so you get both entertainment and valuable lessons! Although the show was created solely for the sake of entertainment for kids, it has some valuable lessons. Aspinwall shares the top five pearls of wisdom you can get from this show: \tAlways keep plenty of extra bum worm medication in the cupboard \tTry not to pop your child's last balloon \tDon't be tempted to steal your child's last chip just because it's been sitting on the edge of the plate for the last 10 minutes. \tDon't bother trying to get to the campsite early if your children are between the age of four and six. \tTo stop bedwetting, try a tactical wee before bed. Now, if you\u2019re wondering how they get these ideas to write such adventurous stories, here\u2019s why!\u00a0 There are some events from the show Bluey - created by Joseph Brumm - that are based on true events from both Aspinwall\u2019s and Brumm\u2019s lives! \u201cI know bum worms is a funny thing that happens in one episode, but it's a real thing for humans too you know, and this is the gross part of having young kids is that you're like, \u2018Wow, I've got to deal with that,\u2019 and suddenly, the whole family is eating bits of medicated chocolate.\u201d The situations in the cartoon Bluey are the things that happen to us, humans, as mentioned by Aspinwall.\u00a0 One of the episodes that Aspinwall based on his experience is the beach episode where it shows a child\u2019s first experience of really being alone.\u00a0 According to Aspinwall, the scene where Bluey travelled through the wide sandy beaches all alone finding her way to Chilli, is based on the story of his daughter walking down the beach to catch up with his wife.\u00a0 It was in that moment where Aspinwall thought to himself "Oh, well, maybe she's, too far from me and too far from her mom.\u201d This had sparked the idea of Bluey exploring the beach\u2019s exciting creatures alone.\u00a0 This scene, just as explained by Aspinwall, is where parents and kids would be able to relate as these are the kinds of experiences at home.\u00a0 Fun fact! Aspinwall and Brumm, together with Dave, the voice of Bandit, share one thing in common: the three of them have two girls aged the same as the girls in the show! Bluey managed to become so popular that it has been recognised by a couple of awards programmes. It won the Most Outstanding Children\u2019s Program (2019) and International Emmy Kids Award.\u00a0 Aspinwall explained that this could be contributed by Joe Brumm\u2019s extraordinary talent in animation.\u00a0 Brumm started out as an animator, but his creativity does not stop there. He\u2019s a writer, an animator, and has a strong musical sense on top of being a great storyteller.\u00a0 Not just that, but Brumm is also described as someone that is funny and who structures the stories beautifully. Brumm\u2019s talent doesn\u2019t stop there though! This is such a long list, I am so amazed. He is such a great writer that he manages to make every episode a standalone story, making it feel like \u201ceach series is like 52 short films.\u201d Another contributor to making the show a premium experience is it appeals to both parents and their children, making the show\u2019s target audience wider.\u00a0 In the beginning, both Aspinwall and Brumm were concerned that they might have made a show for adults and that the kids won\u2019t like it.\u00a0 Brumm\u2019s ability to write from both a child\u2019s perspective and an adult\u2019s perspective saved them from that - both kids and adults love their show. By telling the stories from both perspectives, both parents and kids enjoy watching the show, resulting in the most trusted form of marketing for this show - word of mouth!\u00a0 I don\u2019t know about you guys, but personally, I feel like I miss viewing life as a child. Their minds are like a wonderland and it makes me wonder where the imaginative mindset went. I miss the days when floors were lava\u2026\u00a0 If you\u2019re in for some more adogable characters, don\u2019t I have a treat for you! There are many other child characters from the cartoon Bluey that would occasionally show up on the series.\u00a0 If you\u2019re wondering who the voice actors are for the children on the show, well\u2026 you and I are on the same boat.\u00a0 Aspinwall said that they don\u2019t really talk about the child actors nor are they planning to - totally understandable and respectable of them to do so!\u00a0 What I know is that Aspinwall shared that they wanted to make an Australian show and therefore, they used Australian voices.\u00a0 Brumm\u2019s curiosity about his children and the kinds of issues within his own family is something that pushed him to find out more.\u00a0 And so he did. He read up on literature parenting and he realized that within that literature, there was a huge resource for a show like Bluey. Why should you start watching this cartoon show? Simple! It is a feel-good show that is also called a sitcom for preschoolers. The warmth of the show combined with its humour will make you laugh and cry! Bluey is a wholesome show about a very modern family who is very relaxed and honest with one another.\u00a0 If you ever run out of games to play with your kids, this show will give you numerous ideas - I feel like playing the games on the show after watching a few episodes of it! Since we can\u2019t travel nowadays, Bluey brings Brisbane to us. The places in the show are based on real places around Brisbane where the Heelers live.\u00a0 If that\u2019s not enough reason for you to start watching Bluey today, you have to keep in mind that the music in this show is extremely beautifully conceived, according to Aspinwall.\u00a0 So, mummies, what are you waiting for? Heal your days with this bunch of Heelers! Bluey is now available on BBC Player and will launch on 14th June 2021 on CBeebies (unifiTV channel 553), every Monday to Friday at 6:50 pm.