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What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Viewers can learn about Mexican culture and some Spanish vocabulary.
Exposes kids to other cultures and another language such as Spanish. Also addresses issues such as empathy and coping skills.
Positive Role Models
Rosie's family are loving and understanding. They are patient and understanding toward Rosie and her younger brother, Iggy. They use technology to keep in touch with their loved ones. Respect for elders is also addressed.
Rosie's family is multicultural and mixed. Her mom is White, from Wisconsin, and her dad is Mexican. Rosie has a little brother, Iggy, and an older sister, Crystal, who is a daughter from her mother's first marriage. Characters of other ethnic groups, such as Asians and Sikhs, also appear.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Rosie's Rules is a bilingual (English-Spanish) animated series for preschoolers. The stories involve a variety of topics related to Mexican culture, family relations, and civic concepts, like how the mail works. It also offers lessons on empathy, listening to elders, and basic mindfulness and coping skills as part of problem-solving. In the same line as Maya & Miguel, the show is mostly in English, but the dialogue has words in Spanish, and characters use phrases like "adiós, granito de arroz" ("bye, grain of rice").
Is It Any Good?
In addition to language skills in Spanish and exposure to Mexican traditions, this colorful preschool program teaches children about cultural diversity, basic civic concepts, and soft skills in a fun way. At heart, though, Rosie's Rules is about family. Rosie's family are loving and understanding. Despite coming from different countries and speaking different languages, they find what they have in common and celebrate their differences as well.
Respect for elders is also prominently addressed. Rosie uses technology like video calls to keep in touch with her grandmother in Mexico. The adventures of this multicultural, bilingual girl will appeal to young kids around the world.
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