What’s not to love about the over-sized, oversensitive, lovable, cuddly purple dinosaur? I remember when Barney first came onto the screen, singing his famous, “I love you, you love me, we’re a happy family!” song. Every time I listen to it, it still makes me smile. No wonder this show is still on PBS and has been running strong since 1992. Although Barney has been criticized in the past, Yale researchers Dorothy and Jerome Singer have discovered that the shows contain a great deal of age-appropriate material, and have called the program a “model of what preschool television should be.”
In every show, Barney starts out as a stuffed toy, but then comes to life. He teaches kids important lessons about manners, counting, numbers, letters, and imagination. Barney’s friends often visit the show and tell stories to the children or take them on adventures. Other friends that appear on the show include B.J. and Baby Bop. Baby Bop constantly loses her blankie, but Barney always helps her find it. Barney also has a bag of goodies in every episode, which is known as the Barney Bag.
In every episode, Barney loves and wants everyone to have a good time. If you are craving even more Barney interaction, click here for a fun website where you can play some pretty spectacular games. If your child is into Barney, be sure to check out our selection of Barney toys. We have plush dolls, DVDs, party supplies, and more. In the words of Barney himself, “What a super-deeeee-duper idea!”