Shanna's Show

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Tara Swords, Common Sense Media
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Only 5 minutes long, but still cute and smart.

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Positive Messages

Shanna tries out many different professions without regard to traditional workplace gender roles. Shanna is African American.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that although this is a fun little series of interstitials, since each episode is only five minutes long, it's not the kind of show that kids will get attached to. When kids do watch, they'll learn a lot about many different professions courtesy of the enthusiastic heroine.

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Adult Written byMidnightCresent June 22, 2010

Where IS Shanna's show? It was so cute!

Aw.. this show was sooooo cute!
Shanna is also a cool name.. anyway, she always talks about awesome jobs and acts them out, and she has a little brother and a f... Continue reading
Adult Written byvalerie1299 April 9, 2008

Very cute!

My daughter (4) loves this short show! It comes on between her favorite tv shows. It has rhyming and teaches about occupations through a guessing game.
Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2008

What's the story?

SHANNA'S SHOW isn't really a show -- it's a five-minute animated interstitial that runs a couple of times each day, just after a typical-length program ends and before another begins. Shanna is a little girl who, with her brother Shane, puts on a \"show\" for their stuffed animals. In each episode, the kids demonstrate a certain job -- such as a dentist or a baker -- and give the audience hints about that profession. As the clues mount, Shanna and her brother encourage viewers to guess. At the end of the five minutes, the kids reveal the profession and the episode ends.

Is it any good?

The clues are basic enough that many kids will be able to guess the featured profession by the time all of the clues are given; those who can't guess will have a good time learning. These five minutes are lively and full of upbeat singing -- and provide a good conversation starter about what jobs kids might want someday. And it's commendable that Shanna acts out all kinds of jobs without regard to traditional gender roles.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about about different professions. Kids: What do you want to be when you grow up? Why? Is there anything you don't want to do? Why?

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