Club Mundo Kids is a show that champions representation for Hispanic and Latinx children.
The show features real kids asking real questions on camera, allowing for the audience to see their peers asking questions they may have at home. The purpose is to show its young audience that their curiosity and questions are valid, and merit a proper answer from a proper expert. The show finds the best experts for each subject from all over Latin America.
The young audience will also identify with guests during “Hora de Correo”, where Club Mundo Kids highlights inspiring young people from the Latinx community.
By providing a space for young Latinx viewers to see a version of themselves reflected on their screens, they’re also creating a space for them to embrace and celebrate their heritage, language, and beyond.
According to recent studies on children’s media exposure in the US, kids as young as 18 months old spend an average of 2 hours a day watching television. With these numbers in mind, it’s not surprising that media exposure is one of the main factors that determine a child’s understanding of the world around them.
These studies also reflect that reinforcing diversity and cultural representation through positive portrayals of different cultures in the media will have a long-lasting impact on children, one that will shape their view of themselves, their peers, and the communities around them.
It’s important to make sure children consume content that influences them positively, instead of reinforcing hurtful stereotypes. By showing them, for example, that protagonists can look and speak like them, popular media can take giant steps towards creating a broader universe for children that opens their world and boosts their self esteem.
That’s why Club Mundo Kids continues to include guests who represent its audience, giving viewers the confidence to be more curious, speak up,, and celebrate that they, too, can find a space in television that welcomes them with open arms.
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