For Disney-loving preschoolers everywhere, tomorrow is the day — Disney Junior goes 24 hours!
The highly anticipated 24-hour Disney Junior channel is a dream come true preschoolers and their moms alike. No more summer-time worries when Disney’s regular programing typically encroaches on the little ones’ programming. Now moms can rely on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, The Little Einsteins and other programming for the little ones to always be there. In addition to the current Disney Junior favorites and a few new ones coming soon, the Disney Junior channel will also feature the return of some older titles including Jo Jo’s Circus, Rolie Polie Olie and more.
Having experienced a personally snafu in regard to “big kids” shows coming on right after Disney Junior over winter break, I am thrilled that Disney will finally dedicate an entire channel to the preschool crowd. (K repeated something inappropriate that she heard on one of the more mature programs on the Disney channel, which had accidentally been left on when Disney Junior ended early over the break.) Plus maybe I can finally reclaim some of my precious DVR space currently taken up by a certain Mouse and Pirate.
Along with the launch of the new channel, Disney will also premiere it’s new show Doc McStuffins about a six-year-old girl who communicates with and heals stuffed animals and toys in her backyard clinic.
To my daughter’s delight, we were sent an advanced copy of the premiere issue of Doc McStuffins. She’s been keeping tabs on the up coming premiere, so she was really impressed when I handed her the DVD. Since she’s already able to quote the commercial, I knew the show would be a hit with her, and it was.
In addition to being a cute show, which it certainly is, as a mom I like that the show encourages imaginary play and problem solving through figuring out what is wrong and how to help the toy get better. The entire concept of a child lovingly caring for her stuffed friends as a doctor also reinforces the idea that going to the doctor can help one feel better and isn’t scary.
Looks like Disney Junior has another hit on its hands with Doc McStuffins to add to it’s new 24-hour line up.
Find out if the Disney Junior Channel will be available in your are at www.disneyjuniorthechannel.com.
Disclosure – I was provided a screening copy of the new title and some promotional materials, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.