Pim & Pam

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Simple, fun series offers kids memory games and magic.

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Educational Value

Kids can learn memory, recognition, and social skills as they play along.

Positive Messages

Themes include communication and perseverance. Playing and learning is fun, magical.

Positive Role Models & Representations

The siblings get along and play nice with each other.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Pim & Pam is an interactive preschool series designed to stimulate cognitive function, including memory and image recognition. It also offers positive themes about learning and playing well with others.

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What's the story?

PIM & PAM is an animated series featuring Pim and Pam, a brother and sister duo who use a little magic to play a memory-card game. Each brief episode features the kids playing the game before bedtime, during which they attempt to choose and correctly match partial images from a set of cards that are faced down on a table. Throughout it all viewers get to play along and even laugh at some of the mismatched pictures. After the game Pim and Pam’s magical mother sends them to bed.

Is it any good?

The simple, interactive series is designed to help stimulate young children’s cognitive functions, including memory and image recognition. It uses pictures that young viewers will recognize and shows them where they're laid out at the beginning of each game to encourage their participation.

It's been translated into multiple languages and has universal appeal. However, the overall show also demonstrates how you can make mistakes, and sometimes lose, while still having fun playing. It's not the most sophisticated of shows but one that kids can learn a lot from.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about playing games like Pim and Pam. What is your favorite game? Why? What kinds of things do you learn from them? Whom do you like to play with? How do you feel when you lose a game? 

  • Parents: In what other ways can TV shows and media stimulate your kids''s learning?

  • How do the characters in Pim & Pam demonstrate communication and perseverance? Why are these important character strengths?

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