Jake and The Never Land Pirates.
Those are just a few of the many shows my boys love to watch on Disney Junior, and now we can add Doc McStuffins to the list.
Emmy Award-winning Ty Burrell ("Modern Family") guest stars in Disney Junior's "Doc McStuffins," an animated series that models good health, hygiene, compassion and nurturing for kids age 2-7. The series premieres FRIDAY, MARCH 23 on the popular Disney Junior block on Disney Channel (10:00-11:00 a.m., ET/PT) and the new 24-hour Disney Junior channel (4:00-5:00 p.m., ET/PT).
The heartwarming stories, each featuring an original song, introduce a little girl named Doc who can talk to the stuffed animal and toy world -- and they talk to her too, especially when they need her help repairing a stitch or bandaging a boo-boo. Along the way, Doc and her friends Stuffy, Lambie, Hallie and Chilly impart helpful tips about self care and care for others, and chase away the worries over visiting the doctor.
Burrell voices Big Jack, a nurturing Jack-in-the-Box, who takes his son Little Jack to get a check-up from Doc in the first story of the premiere episode titled "Out of the Box." In the second story, Doc helps her little brother Donny's toy race car recharge in "Rundown Race Car."
The premiere of "Doc McStuffins" on Friday, March 23 will be simulcast on Disney Channel's mobile providers Sprint TV and MobiTV and be available immediately thereafter on DisneyJunior.com and Disney Channel mobile VOD. The full episodes will also be available on iTunes and Xbox Live beginning Saturday, March 24.
Smiley and I were fortunate to preview two episodes of Doc McStuffins - Knight Time and A Bad Case of the Pricklethorns.
Smiley loved watching Doc McStuffins. He was really intrigued at how the toys came to life whenever Doc used her magic stethoscope.
Doc did not hesitate to help a toy in need. Whether a toy was too dirty or was losing air because of a puncture, or even if the toy belonged to a neighbor, Doc was always eager to find a way to help.
In Knight Time, we both thought the Knight's diagnosis of Filthy Icky Sticky Disease sounded so funny, and Smiley especially enjoyed the songs Doc and the toys sang in each episode.
I thought it was great how at the end of the show Doc gave a simple health tip, such as make sure to drink plenty of water on a hot day.
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!
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Gem is a Hawaii Mom Blogger who posts reviews and giveaways, and blogs about life in Hawaii as a mom of 3 boys, including one with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. She loves to travel, bake, and eat anything with chocolate.