‘Fair Equals Fun’: Disney Cartoon Teaches Preschoolers About Equity

An animated episode for preschoolers on Disney+ teaches children about fairness and explains that in order to have fun, everyone needs to be treated fairly and equally.

Disney Junior’s “Ready For Preschool” 1 1/2 minute “Learn About Fairness” episode uses classic Disney characters Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Pluto and Goofy to illustrate the concept of equality and fairness. increase. The episode explains that we need fairness when equality isn’t enough to make things fair, pointing out that some people can get help and some people can’t. there is (Related: Florida School Board Rejects ‘Systemic Racism’ Policy After DeSantis Admin Says It Might Violate Law)

The episode opens with the four characters going on a picnic, explaining that for things to be fun they have to be equal.Mickey feeds his friends the same amount of food for lunch, explaining that equality means everyone eats exactly the same amount.

“Sometimes equality doesn’t make things fair,” said the episode. “Like picking and sharing apples in the orchard. , you don’t need it at all, and everyone gets all the help they need to be successful, and that’s called fairness.”

In the next scene, Minnie, Goofy, and Pluto were standing on a box under a tree to pick apples, but Pluto couldn’t reach them. Goofy then gives his box to Pluto. The show explains that some people can get help and some people can’t to get something fair for everyone.

Minnie, Goofy, Pluto, and Mickey each have a basket of apples, although it is shown in the episode that Mickey has fewer apples than Minnie. Minnie gives her apple to Mickey and gives the same amount to Mickey because “it’s fun to be fair”.

In the final scene, all the characters are riding bicycles, but Pluto is pushing his bike so he can’t keep up. Goofy attaches a wagon to the back of his bike and pulls Pluto instead. “When it comes to biking, fairness gets it right,” the show said. “Because fair, fair, fair equals fun.”

In this handout photo courtesy of The Walt Disney World Resort, Mickey Mouse appears at the “Mickey and Friends Parade” on July 2, 2020 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. increase. (Photo credit: Kent Phillips/Walt Disney World Resort via Getty Images)

In 2022, Disney decided to stop using the phrases “boys and girls” or “ladies and gentlemen” to make them more inclusive. Later that year, the company closed its iconic Splash Mountain attraction, citing it as promoting “racial stereotypes.”

Disney has been in a lot of turmoil lately. claim Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ Parent Rights in Education Bill, which would ban classes on gender identity and sexual orientation in kindergarten through age 12, is inclusive enough for the LBGTQ community. I didn’t. Since then, DeSantis has moved to limit corporate autonomy privileges in the states.

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