EP1: Angela Santomero, Creator of Blue's Clues & Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Our interview with Angela Santomero, Creator of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Blue's Clues and Author of Preschool Clues
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Episode 1: Angela Santomero

Angela Santomero (Creator of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Blue's Clues and Author of Preschool Clues etc.) We talk parenting, what pre-schoolers and teenagers have in common, pre-mourning, how to choose the best media for your kids, and how they secretly need us to burn it down (a.k.a set boundaries). We also find out what really happened to Steve from Blue's Clues, all the women who had crushes on him, and what’s next for Blue and the gang!





More about and from Angela on TodaysMama.com!

Graphic Worthy Quotes:​

Angela's advice to her younger mom self:

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Rachael's thoughts on what we expect from our teenagers:

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Show Notes:

What's Your Ratatouille?

Here's the famous clip from the movie Ratatouille:

Angela's "ratatouille" is the smell of Italian food and the loud noises of a big Italian family .We even scored one of her favorite recipes!

What's YOUR childhood ratatouille? Tell us HERE!

The Daniel Tiger Song I Tried To Sing

From This episode of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood:

TEDx Talk

I mentioned a talk I gave at a SLC TEDx event. The talk was all about asking questions and this is the quote I included Angela in that talk:

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"I believe so strongly in the power of listening that it has been my underlying passion while creating high quality kids media. I include it in my shows for children through our interactive model in varying degrees. We pace our shows much slower and with pauses to let preschoolers think, from their thoughts, and answer back. Few believed that pausing on television would make such a different to preschoolers, but the positive results have been statistically proven. We have also heard from many adults that it has taught them, as well, to slow down and pause (listen) when they ask a question. Hurray!"

About Angela:

Angela C. Santomero is the Co-Creator, Executive Producer and Head Writer for the breakthrough and award-winning Blue’s Clues. Malcolm Gladwell referred to Blue’s Clues as "One of the stickiest TV shows EVER made" in his book The Tipping Point. Angela is also the Creator, Executive Producer and Head Writer for the smash hit Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (PBS), as well as Super Why! (PBS), Creative Galaxy (Amazon Studios), and Wishenpoof! (Amazon Studios). 

Angela is Chief Creative Officer of 9 Story Media Group and a founding partner at Out of the Blue Enterprises in NYC, (now 9 Story USA). Described by Joanne Rogers as “a modern day Fred Rogers,” and by Fatherly.com as “the driving force behind the best educational programming for children,” Angela’s work has awarded her with a prestigious Peabody award, two TCA awards, 25+ Emmy nominations, and numerous Parents Choice Gold and Silver Awards. 

Angela's legacy is forever changing the way in which preschoolers watch television by presenting them with unique, challenging programs that enable them to learn through play, humor, and respect - - changing the world one preschooler at a time! Angela blogs on AngelasClues.com and her first parenting book, Preschool Clues – Raising Smart, Inspired and Engaged Kids in a Screen-Filled World has debuted with Touchstone/Simon and Schuster.​


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Follow Angela!

You can find Angela online under the name @AngelasClues just about anywhere!




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