If you have read my very first post – Welcome to Matthew and Bianca’s Website, you will learn that Bianca loves Shimmer and Shine – an animated children’s television series which airs on Nick Jr. The video is about explaining what the Shimmer and Shine Magic Wishes Jewelry Box is all about. What she thinks it is, how it works and why she loves it.
The series is all about the magical misadventures of Shimmer and Shine which illustrates the positive side of making mistakes and learning from them for kids. I don’t typically like my kids watching too much animated series unless they are from Nick Jr. as there are a few that showcases learning platform for kids. And although, Shimmer and Shine seems to be too magical in nature, a child watching it may learn a few things about acknowledging your mistakes and doing better the next time. I will write another post about reviewing some of the NOT so worsts animated children’s TV series that is appropriate for kids next time.
If you don’t know my twins, they are typically shy and takes some time to warm up before they socialize in a big crowd or gathering. So, this year, we started the “Matthew and Bianca’s Show & Tell” where we got the idea from their school at Primrose Vista Ridge. Every Friday, they get to bring a special toy or books or anything that they would like to show and tell their friends. Their teachers started sending us their show and tell videos and would see how much their confidence improved. And in fact, one of their teachers said that the twins really came out of their shell because of it. Of course, I wouldn’t attribute it to that entirely but it did help a lot.
That is when I realized that it is a really great idea for building self esteem for the twins. So, we tried a couple of approaches to what we are calling Matthew & Bianca’s Show and Tell. The first one is for them to tell us stories whenever possible and whenever they like. The second approach is for them to explain what their toy is about or what their book is about or what they learning or fun activities they are doing in front of the camera while I take a video of them. And this video is just one of them.
I encourage you to watch and subscribe to their youtube channel. Enjoy the show!