Creator of Bluey
Unstructured play and family are at the heart of Bluey. After being surprised as a father at just how much my kids wanted to play, I set out to make a show that made kids laugh, whilst also shining a light for parents on how important this pre-school stage is for sociability. After observing and taking part in many play sessions with my own kids where aspects of negotiation and compromise were central to the game, it was these very social forms of play which formed the basis of most episodes of Bluey.
In this talk I’ll be discussing the path and philosophy of Bluey, how we’ve gotten here and what I’ve learnt about play from making it.