Doodlebops Rockin' Road Show

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Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Colorful, musical fun with strong lessons for preschoolers.

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Educational Value

The show uses music and rhyme to teach kids simple steps for coping with everyday troubles. Kids also get to see and hear a variety of musical instruments during the original songs in each episode.

Positive Messages

The show promotes kid-friendly messages about health, social interaction, and music appreciation. Kids see creative problem-solving in action as the characters learn about personal responsibility and coping techniques for overcoming common worries like stage fright.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The Doodlebops are supportive and understanding, and they encourage their friends to think creatively to solve problems. Many of the issues the show explores can be difficult to talk about (low self-confidence or poor hygiene, for instance), but the characters remind kids that it’s important to find comfortable ways to overcome them.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this animated series inspired by the popular live-action show tackles common preschool-related problems in an upbeat, harmonic way that kids will love. The stories get to the heart of childhood woes like being too messy or having a fear of water, and they present simple solutions that kids can easily implement in their own lives to cope with similar problems. The show uses original songs and rhymes to keep the mood fun and light, maintaining kids’ interest and ensuring that the strong messages about personal responsibility aren’t missed.

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Kid, 12 years old December 21, 2016

Just plain awful

I remember seeing this show when I was little. Now, I look back at it like, WHAT WAS I THINKING????? The animation is beyond crappy. They DO teach good lessons... Continue reading

What's the story?

Deedee (Lisa Lennox), Rooney (Chad McNamara), and Moe (Jonathan Wexler) Doodle return to the screen as animated versions of their popular live-action selves in DOODLEBOPS ROCKIN’ ROAD SHOW. The musical trio travels through Doodle-Net and helps their young fans use creative thinking and logic to solve problems like being afraid of the water or having stage fright, all the while increasing their appreciation for music through the group’s toe-tapping original songs.

Is it any good?

Kids needn’t already be fans of the live-action characters to appreciate this colorful, fast-paced show, and their attention is put to good use as the stories teach important life skills about the importance of personal hygiene, physical activity, and self-confidence. As they see the characters reap the benefits of working through their troubles, kids will be encouraged to do the same for themselves.

This is an excellent show for parents to watch with their kids, since it’s a great segue into discussions that are sometimes tough to start with resistant youngsters. Their defenses may be down -- and their willingness to talk up -- after seeing that other people deal with similar problems to their own.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can discuss coping techniques for kids’ worries. Kids: What are some of your fears? How do these fears keep you from doing things you want to do? Have you tried to overcome these fears already? Did your efforts work? What other changes can you try to overcome your fears?

  • Kids: Why is it important to care for our bodies? How does our health suffer if we don’t? How do you get physical activity? In what ways do we show we care for our inner selves as well? What are your favorite aspects of yourself? What are your special talents? 

  • Kids: Who are some of your favorite singers or singing groups? What do you like about music? How do different kinds of music make you feel? Do you have a favorite instrument?

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