Henson’s DOOZERS: Making Preschoolers into Makers
By Kristen Rutherford on April 23, 2014
We’re big fans of The Jim Henson Company’s Dinosaur Train around these parts – and not just because we can sing the Dinosaurs A-Z… but… okay, admittedly that’s a HUGE part of why we love it so much. And now, The Jim Henson Company has paired up with DHX Media (Yo Gabba Gabba) for a new animated preschool series called Doozers.
In the same way that Dr. Scott The Paleontologist encourages kids to “get outside and get into nature,” Doozers is set to inspire kids to get outside and MAKE something. The four Doozer kids – Spike, Molly Bolt, Flex and Daisy Wheel – live in Doozer Creek, where they design, create things, solve problems, and get stuff done in an innovative way. The three poppets are inspired by the classic Henson series Fraggle Rock, and are also kind of reminiscent of the sackboy/girls in Little Big Planet.
It’s never too soon to instill an “I can do it” attitude in a child and help them think outside the box. And it’s never to soon to introduce the idea of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) to those little sponges either!
Doozers premieres on Hulu and Hulu Plus on April 25th.