Do you ever feel saved by a TV show? As in, without it you just don’t know where you’d be?
Oh come ON! Surely I can’t be the only one??
Itís hard to believe, but weíve only just gone through ONE season of Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins. What?
It feels like Doc McStuffins has been around for the entirety of my kidsí childhood. But actually, she’s only been on the air for one year.
Thatís pretty amazing, given her scope of influence.
Kids have always loved to play doctor.
But Doc McStuffins has turned the game on its head. The ìDoctorî has become a kid! This is a character who is accessible to all children. The Doctor is someone they can be to their toys, their friends, and their family. The Doctor is just like them.
I get annoyed by a lot of kids’ shows. Like, Caillou? Ugh. Barney? Well, he teaches manners and all—but, he’s annoying.
The Doc is classy. I like her. I would want her as my kid.
Here are my favorite things about the show:
1.) Doc teaches kids to question their surroundings. The Doc solves her cases by looking into the very toys that she knows and loves. She always learns something new about that toy.
… Except Chilly. He’s a hypochondriac and we all know that.
2.) Doc teaches children to be helpers and problem solvers. Kids LOVE to help. The Doc is a great role-model for kids to practice at home and during play time.
3.) The Doc is kind. I like the way she behaves with her brother and friends. Like I said, I could totally use a kid like that in my own family.
I think Doc is special to me because she kind of started at the end of difficult period of health for me. I wish I would have had her at the beginning. You see, kids need to be able to contextualize sickness and pain. They want to participate, but often don’t know how. I think Doc exemplifies empathy–a quality that has to be learned.
So Doc McStuffins has been an important show for our little family. I’m glad to know we’ve got a whole new season coming up, and I hope she’s here to stay!
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