Ever since I can remember, our little girl has watched every show and every episode on Disney Junior (formely Playhouse Disney). From “My Friends Tigger and Pooh” to the current new show “Gaspard and Lisa”, I can’t remember a time that our TV was not tuned to Disney Junior.
Yes, I allow her to watch TV, but only Disney Junior because other kiddie channels use slapstick for comedy and that I cannot tolerate. Oh, and I also watch with her every time which means I’ve also watched all the shows and their episodes. No, it’s not boring, I love it because I get to feel like a child again. The simple joys to a little child.
Anyway, Monday marks another milestone for my little girl as it is the premier of Doc McStuffins. She is so excited about the show because maybe Dottie “Doc McStuffins” kind of remind her of herself. My little girl has been in the pretend doctor stage for a couple of months now and I’m very thankful that she has a lot of stuffed toys around. I’m glad she doesn’t run out of “patients”.
So who and what is the show about? Read on…
Meet the Toy Doctor, Doc McStuffins
Playful new show teaches kids to take care of themselves and others
Let your tots discover what it means to take care of themselves and others with Disney Junior’s new original series, Doc McStuffins. Premiering this July 9, the show puts an animated, kid-friendly twist to visiting the doctor and having checkups. The show puts emphasis on healthy living and encourages your young ones to practice simple hygiene habits such as washing their hands regularly.
Who is Doc McStuffins?
Meet Dottie “Doc” McStuffins, a 6-year old “toy doctor” with a compassionate heart and a knack for healing toys and stuffed animals around her neighborhood. She has the ability to talk to toys once she puts on her stethoscope and runs a doctor’s clinic for toys out of her playhouse. She is helped by her trusted toy friends— Stuffy, an overly proud stuffed dragon; Lambie, a stuffed lamb who loves to cuddle; Hallie, a jolly hippo receptionist; and Chilly, a hypochondriac stuffed snowman.
Each episode of Doc McStuffins includes original songs sung by the characters such as the “Time for Your Checkup” song. Additionally, Doc can be seen encouraging toys to not be scared by the doctor’s instruments and even rewarding toys with a sticker once they’ve completed their checkup. During the end credits, Doc also gives advice to its young viewers about staying healthy.
This new Disney Junior original series embodies the hallmarks of Disney’s storytelling—fantasy and wish fulfillment—and communicates to kids a strong sense of community. Furthermore, it teaches them important values such as compassion for people and things, and most importantly, lending a helping hand to anyone who needs it— toys, animals and people.
Doc McStuffins will premiere this July 9, 9:30 am, only on Disney Junior.