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x-posted [Feb. 18th, 2004|02:30 am]


I'm not a parent, but I wanted to get some ideas from people who are.

My name is Erin and my lifelong dream has been to create children's educational (public?) television (Think Caillou, Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, Mr. Rodgers and so on). I'm planning to create several animated shorts to develop my idea, but first I want to hear from parents-- see what they want their kids to learn, to experience, to understand (shooting for a 0-6 year old audience). I want to create something pure, enlightening, but not dumbed down. Something parents can watch with their kids and not barf into a bag. Something that is fun, but also shows kids how to be confident, secure, happy, willing to learn, and so on. I may branch out later if this is successful-- something other than animation (puppets come to mind). I'd accept any help, ideas, inspiration, words of wisdom, etc etc. What do you wish there was more of for your children to watch? What sort of programming would you like to see? What themes/lessons would you like addressed? This is what I want to do for the rest of my life, I love to teach children and I'd love to create something that helps them grow to become happy, inspired people who will grow up to make the world better.

If I could get any feedback at all, I'd be incredibly grateful. Thank you so much.