Kids are impressionable, and they’re influenced by the media they consume. So, if you do decide to allow your child some screen time, you want to make sure they are watching shows that teach important values and send positive messages. Introducing them to kid-friendly feminist TV shows is one way to make sure they are viewing positive representations of women, because sometimes the media falls short of doing that.
If you allow for some screen time in your home, then you can easily use it as a way to teach your child about feminism. (And if you don't, there are plenty of feminist children's books you can read to your child too.) Dismantling harmful stereotypes and ideas begins at home. And we can do everything we can to have conversations with our kids about feminist values, but if the media we consume in our homes is always going explicitly against those values, it’s hard to reinforce them. There are TV shows for kids that don’t dabble in archaic gender roles, and that don’t limit girls to the sidekick role. And since they’re for kids, they’re still fun! If you’re looking to expand your TV options but don’t want to introduce your kid to problematic media, here’s a list of feminist TV shows that will be a great start.