I've managed to convince my young daughter that Yoda is awesome. She'll hop up into my chair and explain "I want to watch Master Yoda." I figure, as far as role models go, Yoda's pretty high up there.
Of course, being a fictional role model, his influence is limited. We only see him so much. At some point she's going to realize she's just watching the same clips over and over.
How much screen time does Yoda actually have in the Star Wars canon?