Disclosure: this is a paid collaboration with DC Super Hero Girls.
This year is set to be another big one for comic book heroes appearing on our screens. It’s fair to say that most of them are male so it’s pleasing to see the introduction of DC Super Hero Girls in which, as the name suggests, the focus is firmly on their female counterparts.
The series, which can be watched on the DC Super Hero Girls YouTube channel, sees younger versions of characters including Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Bumblebee during their high school days as they forge friendships and discover their powers. Interestingly, the likes of Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy and Katana are among the circle of friends and this adds to the group dynamic.
Given the introduction of a couple of mischievous and edgy characters, there’s a range of personality types on show that I think kids will respond well to. I like the fact that the characters display some ordinary traits too – they’re not yet the grown-up versions we know, so it’s good to see some awkwardness and clumsiness as well as leadership and teamwork.
I love superheroes, so think this is a great way of introducing some iconic characters to young audiences who may not know as much about them as they do about Superman, Batman et al. Thanks to LEGO Dimensions, Dylan and Xander already know a little about Wonder Woman and Harley Quinn, so they’ve enjoyed watching these cartoons to find out more about them and meet some more superheroes.
You can find out more about the characters as well as play games and download free printable activities on the DC Super Hero Girls website.
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