Show Me Show Me

TV review by
Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media
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Charming preschool series celebrates everyday learning.

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Educational Value

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. 

Positive Messages

Themes range from the fun that comes from learning new things, to sharing time with friends (including favorite toys). 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Chris Jarvis and Pui Fan Lee are warm, engaging, and energetic all the time. 

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What 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. 

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Adult Written bySpez January 2, 2021


This is just a terrible show
Terrible acting
Terrible repetitive catch phrases
Terrible songs and games
Cheap sets ( I’m pretty sure its just a presenters bac... Continue reading

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What's the story?

SHOW ME SHOW ME is a popular British series that celebrates the fun of every day. Chris Jarvis and the TeletubbiesPui Fan Lee have a playroom on the top of a tower, where they sing songs, play games, tell stories, and explore new things related to the themes of the day. Joining the for the fun are five non-animated toys, including a felt yellow cube named Stuffy, a girl robot named Mo Mo, a rag doll named Tom, a teddy bear named Teddington, and Miss Mouse, who is knitted and wears a polka dot head band. Sometimes they even go outside and play together. Video clips of kids talking, playing, or singing along are shown as well. There’s even a few animated shorts that feature characters like Penelope, a curious blue koala bear. 

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.  

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the different ways that you can play with toys. Do you have a favorite toy? Do you include them when you do things like play games or read stories? What toys are there on Show Me Show Me?

  • What kinds of activities does your family like to do together for fun? 

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For kids who love preschool fun

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