Angela shares her perspective on children’s media in these posts:
Setting the Record Straight: Positive Media Can Teach Kids
“Kari Henley’s recent post on “over-parenting” was overwhelmed by overstatements – especially her suggestion that kids who watch nurturing TV shows like those found on PBS are more likely to be bullies. Really?…” Read the full article on how Positive Media Can Teach Kids at HuffPost.
Mister Rogers Changed My Life
“I was that 4-year old who would sit in front of the television and talk to Mister Rogers every day. Mister Rogers liked me, just the way I was. I swore he was looking right at me. He smiled, explained things in a calm voice, and told me I was special…” Read the whole article on The New York Times.
Articles featuring Angela & her children’s shows
9 Amazing Preschool Shows Developed by Early Learning Experts
“Visually appealing and packed with great messages about relationships and caring for others… Creator Angela Santomero (who developed Blue’s Clues) also believes that encouraging kids to participate in Arty’s artistic solutions is key…”. Read the full Salon article.
Daniel Tiger: Won’t You Be His Neighbor?
“…Preschoolers squeal with excitement. Their eyes are trained on an animated tiger… peeking out of the TV at them. These 3- and 4-year-olds… sing along with the songs and laugh and mimic what the characters are doing onscreen…”. Read the full article on NPR.org.
Blue’s Clues Creator Angela Santomero Launches Two Shows on Amazon
“Angela is amazing, and we chat about everything from her first (human) female protagonist, to the ways the audience can have a say in her new series. Watch as we discuss everything from audience interaction to Fred Rogers and I make Angela cry.”
Angela talks about the unique ways that educational programming can support the development of social and emotional skills in differently-wired kids – such as kids with ADHD, Asperger’s, giftedness, twice-exceptionalities, sensory processing challenges and anxiety.
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Books which discuss Angela & her shows
By Malcolm Gladwell
“Blue’s Clues may be one of the stickiest TV shows EVER made.”
MEDIA PSYCHOLOGY: Researching Blue's Clues: Viewing Behavior & Impact
By Dr. Daniel R. Anderson et al.
“A longitudinal study comparing children who regularly watched Blue’s Clues to demographically similar children who could not receive the program indicated that the program had a positive impact on cognitive development.”
By Diane Tracey
Looks at the success of the children’s television program “Blue’s Clues” and describes how to apply the management principles of the show to other businesses.