I am looking at preschool TV and gender roles and representation. Kids are sponges and learn about their place in the world through interactions with family, friends, and the media. Is the media reflecting the world we want our children to inhabit?
In these blog posts, I focus on one microcosm of society: gender. I have crowd sourced preschool shows that kids favor. Through this process, I gathered about 100 tv shows.
I write up an analysis of each show, paying close attention to:
- Lead characters by gender
- Breakdown of gender in ensemble casts
- Adult role models by gender
- Jobs held by gender
- Who has caretaking roles
I try to hit all the favorites: Bob the Builder, Dora the Explorer, Princess Sophia, Doc McStuffins, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Paw Patrol, Shaun the Sheep, Super Why, Peg + Cat, Peppa Pig, Bubble Guppies, Blue’s Clues, Shimmer and Shine, Charlie & Lola, and many more!