The premiere of “Doc McStuffins” (March 2012) became the #1 most-watched preschool series launch in cable TV history in Adults 18-49! Check out what my fellow bloggers are saying:
Too many times, dads on television are portrayed as dim-witted and/or unwilling to have a close relationship with their children. Doc’s dad is neither of these. He’s a stay-at-home dad that does the gardening and cooking. He might not be a doctor, but he’s intelligent and loves his kids. Whether he’s taking Doc and her brother out on a camping trip, or recognizing that Doc’s brother (who stayed up late one night) needed a nap, he provides a great Dad role-model for kids.
The show gives great positive messages, including different family dynamics from the parents reversed gender roles, to encouraging preschoolers to follow their dreams and seeking positive role models, as Doc wants to be a doctor just like her mom. Doc McStuffins teaches children problem solving, critical thinking, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and the basics of good personal hygiene.
With a daughter terrified of doctors, the show’s premise–a 6 year old girl “Doc” who takes care of her stuffed animals and toys that come to life–is refreshing. After just one episode the kids are already asking to “see it again” and the doctor kit came out almost immediately.
- Cool Baby Kid (That’s us!!)
Doc McStuffins really appeals to kids’ imaginations and encourages healthy habits in addition to other important values, such as helping others. It looks like Disney Junior has another great hit in its lineup – a show that teaches important lessons in an entertaining way that families can watch and enjoy together!
Tune in to Disney Channel and Disney Junior Monday, May 14 – Friday, May 18 for Doc McStuffins: Friendship is the Best Medicine Week featuring episodes highlighting Doc’s toy friends airing each day and the premiere of a new episode “Hallie’s Happy Birthday/Shark Style Toothache” on Friday, May 18 where Doc throws a surprise birthday party for Hallie and gives a toy shark a check-up after he breaks his tooth in the bathtub. “Doc McStuffins” airs at 10:00 a.m., ET/PTduring Disney Channel’s Disney Junior programming block for kids age 2-7 and at 7:30 p.m., ET/PTon the new Disney Junior channel.