CBeebies Show Me Show Me

Common Sense Media says

Colorful site gently introduces tots to imaginative play.

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Learning(i)

What parents need to know

Positive messages

CBeebies Show Me Show Me promotes creativity and a sense of imagination in young viewers; it's sweet and gentle, encouraging kids to find fun in everyday things.

Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

From the BBC kids' channel CBeebies, Show Me Show Me's website is free to use and doesn't link to any product tie-ins from the show itself.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable
Privacy & safety

No personal information is requested by Show Me Show Me, and everything on the related CBeebies sites is kid friendly.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Show Me Show Me is a gentle, charming TV show from the BBC with an interactive website suitable for toddlers and young kids. The show itself, hosted by humans Chris and Pui and featuring their toy friends, isn't actually available to watch outside of the UK, but the site offers a handful of fun activities for your kids to enjoy. It's lightly educational, with some counting games and interactive storytelling; however, Show Me Show Me's primary focus is to foster a sense of wonder and excitement about the world around us.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • letter or word recognition

Math

  • numbers
  • counting

Arts

  • playing
  • music

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • decision-making
  • applying information

Creativity

  • imagination

Emotional Development

  • self-awareness

Communication

  • listening

Engagement, Approach, Support

Engagement

Beautifully drawn watercolor backgrounds and colorful, paper-cut characters are a draw for young kids. Age-appropriate games and activities are simple enough not to over-stimulate the youngest Web explorers.

Learning Approach

Kids learn as they experience and explore the lovely world filled with colors, animals, and nature. Kids control of a large cursor that's used to click on objects, allowing them to accomplish fine motor and early math and reading tasks.

Support

The instructions are spoken, which is important for pre-readers. A CBeebies "Grown Ups" page offers a range of extension activities and tips for parents.

What kids can learn

Subjects

Language & Reading

  • letter or word recognition

Math

  • numbers
  • counting

Arts

  • playing
  • music

Skills

Thinking & Reasoning

  • decision-making
  • applying information

Creativity

  • imagination

Emotional Development

  • self-awareness

Communication

  • listening

Kids can learn a variety of early skills on CBeebies Show Me Show Me including numbers, letter recognition, listening, and creativity. While CBeebies Show Me Show Me doesn't go into great detail on any particular skill, it offers a well-rounded selection of simple learning activities for the very young.

This Learning Rating review was written by Polly Conway

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What's it about?

CBEEBIES SHOW ME SHOW ME is based on a BBC kids' television show which \"explores the magic of the every day.\" It features a small range of games and interactive stories. The activities are very simple and suited towards the youngest Web users, but the slow pace and simplicity are appreciated, compared to some sites that can be over-stimulating.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

With its beautifully drawn watercolor backgrounds and colorful, paper-cut characters reminiscent of Eric Carle, CBeebies Show Me Show Me is a delight to look at. The games and activities it offers are very simple, but age appropriate for your youngest online explorers. For example, in Cloud Hunt, kids are presented with a scrolling screen and asked to click on a cloud that looks like a leaf. When they find it, they're rewarded with a cute animation and a poem about clouds. It would be great if Show Me Show Me had bit a more content, but it works as a sweet place for kids to visit.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about imagination and how it can be used every day to make life more fun.

  • Families can also talk about imaginary worlds: how are they created? Who would live in your imaginary world? What would happen there?

Website details

Genre:Educational
Pricing structure:Free

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  • ON: Content is age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • PAUSE: Know your child; some content may not be right for some kids.
  • OFF: Not age-appropriate for kids this age.
  • NOT FOR KIDS: Not appropriate for kids of any age.

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  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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