Positive Role Model TV for Girls

Media representation matters, and these gems are great examples that show girls and women saving the day, making friends, and inspiring kids to be their best. Some of these series put girls front and center, while others feature women alongside men excelling in their field. While finding positive role models for girls on television has gotten easier over the past few years, it still isn't as easy as it should be. For top-rated girl power TV shows that have gone off the air, sometimes you'll need to hunt them down on a streaming service. But they're all worth a watch, and allow parents to talk to girls (and boys) about how women are portrayed in the media and what kinds of stereotypes they see. These discussions can counteract harmful messages kids get about body image, sexuality, and role models.

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Astroblast

age 3+

Charming animals teach kids about positive relationships.

Network: Universal Kids (2014)
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Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom

age 3+

Charming British series promotes perseverance, friendship.

Network: Nick Jr. (2015)
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Blaze and the Monster Machines

age 3+

Friendly characters + STEM content = smart pick for tots.

Network: Nickelodeon (2014)
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Izzy's Koala World

age 3+

Real life 11-year-old koala rescuer brings the warm fuzzies.

Network: Netflix (2020)
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Kate & Mim-Mim

age 3+

Friendship, imagination, and excellent role models for kids.

Network: Disney Junior (2014)
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Nella the Princess Knight

age 3+

Well-rounded hero is great role model for preschoolers.

Network: Nickelodeon (2017)
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Ni Hao, Kai-lan

age 3+

Cultural content, good messages make show a hit.

Network: Nickelodeon (2007)
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Nina's World

age 3+

Strong diversity, community, family themes in superb series.

Network: Universal Kids (2015)
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Peg + Cat

age 3+

Spunky girl's math skills solve problems, teach lessons.

Network: PBS Kids (2013)
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Sheriff Callie's Wild West

age 3+

Friendly frontier town teaches kids about strong character.

Network: Disney Junior (2013)
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Stella and Sam

age 3+

Charming siblings' adventures have teaching points for kids.

Network: Sprout (2013)
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Dino Dana

age 4+

Kid scientist can see real dinos in fun educational series.

Network: Amazon Prime Video (2017)
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Doc McStuffins

age 4+

Excellent preschool series has positive messages for kids.

Network: Disney Junior (2012)
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Earth to Luna

age 4+

Exuberant kid shares scientific curiosity with others.

Network: Universal Kids (2014)
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Elinor Wonders Why

age 5+

Eager preschoolers' curiosity yields learning opportunities.

Network: PBS Kids (2020)
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Ella the Elephant

age 4+

Friendly book characters teach lessons in helping others.

Network: Disney Junior, Kidstream (2014)
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Mira, Royal Detective

age 4+

Clever girl's adventures celebrate Indian culture.

Network: Disney Junior (2020)
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True and the Rainbow Kingdom

age 4+

Whimsical world's heroine helps her friends solve problems.

Network: Netflix (2017)
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Annedroids

age 5+

STEM learning, positive role models in well-rounded series.

Network: Amazon Prime Video (2013)
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Catie's Amazing Machines

age 5+

Stereotype-busting STEM show has lots of fun vehicles.

Network: Comcast Kid Central, CBeebies (2018)
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