Well, I am happy to update my list with two new African American kids TV characters that have also helped to bring a little soul to my children’s TV time.
|Dottie, Doc McStuffins|
Doc McStuffins, star of her very own Disney Junior TV show, has got to be the crown jewel of our soul TV stars. Crowned by many (including myself) as an inspiring role model for our African American children, Dottie McStuffins aspires to be a physician, like her mom and plays doctor to her dolls and toys. She smart, kind and sweet… who doesn’t just love her! The show premiered on March 23rd and is set to run its second series in 2013. We don’t own any Doc McStuffins merchandise, but I do have my eye on the sparkly doctor’s bag playset. Maybe Santa is reading this blog and we’ll find one under our Christmas tree.
|Goby of the Bubble Guppies|
Goby, of the Bubble Guppies, is a cute guppy (half fish half boy) with a short blue afro. He’s known for his great imagination and is known as the “make-believer.” Though only 6, Goby has a love interest, Deema. His favorite color is green and he likes to collect rocks.
While my kids spend more time in front of the TV than I’d like, it’s good to know while they are watching, they are seeing themselves represented on the animated screen.