Episode Information

In this episode of the Parent Pod, we spoke to Jennifer Twomey and Traci Paige Johnson the Emmy-nominated executive producers and showrunners of the preschool Netflix original series, Gabby’s Dollhouse. We talk about everything from the season 2 premiere of the show on August 10th, to the concept of Growth Mindset and the TED talk by Carol Dweck.

You can find the Big Life Journal resources that were mentioned in the episode here.

Jennifer Twomey is the Emmy-nominated executive producer and showrunner of the highly-anticipated  preschool Netflix original series, Gabby’s Dollhouse from DreamWorks Animation.  

Previously Twomey has been a leader in preschool television for over 25 years serving as creator,  showrunner, writer and development executive on numerous top rated series, including Nickelodeon’s breakthrough series, Blue’s Clues, Team Umizoomi, the Emmy Award-winning series, The Upside Down  Show, Super Why, and Amazon’s preschool show, Creative Galaxy. Twomey also worked as a Senior  Production and Development Executive for Nickelodeon Preschool Television, overseeing current series  and developing new content. While there, she launched Jack’s Big Music Show and created over fifty live  action music videos helping to establish Nickelodeon’s preschool music brand.  

She is a Peabody Award winner, a multiple Emmy Award nominee, and a recipient of the Gold and Silver  Parents Choice Awards. Gabby’s Dollhouse is the result of her inspiration from her childhood love of  dollhouses as well as the grit and determination of her real-life daughter Gabby and a dream project for  Twomey. 

Traci Paige Johnson is the Emmy-nominated executive producer and showrunner of the highly- anticipated  preschool Netflix original series, Gabby’s Dollhouse from DreamWorks Animation. 

Paige Johnson has been a leader in children’s television for over 25 years previously serving as Co-Creator  and Director on Nickelodeon’s breakthrough Emmy-nominated series, Blue’s Clues in which she also  voiced the show’s star, Blue. She continues in these roles on the Nick Jr. reboots of Blue’s Clues & You! 

She served as co-creator and creative director on PBS’s hit show Super Why! And Amazon’s Creative  Galaxy, where she invented all the original crafts that were showcased. Paige Johnson also currently acts  as Creative Director for PBS’ Emmy-winning series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. A multiple Emmy Award nominee and Parents Choice Award winner, Paige Johnson is now thrilled to be  playing in DreamWorks Gabby’s Dollhouse that was born out of her love for cats and all things miniature.


The Parent Pod podcast by Gymboree Play & Music is a weekly conversation that features various experts who are willing to share helpful tips for parents and grandparents on how to support their little ones during the first five years of life. Our podcast drives conversations around early childhood development and parenting strategies, with topics ranging from sleep training, and minimalist living to maternal mental health and postpartum depression.

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