A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It encourages children to engage in active learning and imaginative play. Simple concepts are brought up and repeated and reinforced throughout each episode to help children learn and remember them.
Themes range from the fun that comes from learning new things, to sharing time with friends (including favorite toys).
Positive Role Models
Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee are warm, engaging, and energetic all the time.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Show Me Show Me is a British preschool series that features lots of songs, games, and activities. Using popular nursery rhymes and fairy tales as well as original songs and stories, the show is designed to stimulate movement and imaginary play. Inanimate toys are featured as main characters, but are used to encourage children to play with their own toys, rather than for marketing purposes.
Is It Any Good?
This lively and colorful show offers lots of entertainment by featuring an array of songs, games, and movements that small children can easily follow. The warm, energetic hosts encourage viewers to sing and move at home, while simultaneously reviewing simple concepts. Their incorporation of well-worn, stuffed toys in these activities also encourages tactile and imaginative play. Granted, some of the songs might get tiresome for adults to hear, but no doubt that Show Me Show Me will keep preschoolers actively entertained.
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