Shimmer and Shine: Nanananananana! Review

Shimmer and Shine: Nanananananana!

 

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Today is going to be another (the last) installment of the children’s show reviews. This time I am going to review another one of Allie’s favorites. Shimmer and Shine!

Shimmer and Shine is a young children’s show about a young girl who luckily finds a genie bottle and gets these two super adorable twin genies-in-training who always seem to mess up her wishes. They ultimately figure it out by working together to solve the problems that her 3 wishes couldn’t help them to solve.

 

CORE CAST:

 

Shimmer– An optimistic genie with blue eyes and pink hair. She is enthusiastic and encouraging. She loves cleaning, glitter, and collecting genie bottles. Her favorite color is pink

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Shine– A courageous genie with purple eyes and blue hair. She is an animal lover and is often hungry. Unlike her sister, she dislikes cleaning. Her favorite color is blue

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Leah– A blonde girl with green eyes. She is best friends with Shimmer and Shine.[6] Although Shimmer and Shine usually mess up her wishes, Leah is patient and forgiving with them.

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Zac– Leah’s neighbor and close friend. In the first season, he is oblivious to the fact that Leah has genies. Whenever something strange or unusual happens, he responds to it in a carefree manner. He also has a habit of telling humorous experiences he has had to Leah

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Tala– Shimmer’s pet gibbon monkey. She has green eyes and wears white pearls like Shimmer does.

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Nahal– Shine’s white Bengal tiger cub. She wears pink jewels and a gold circlet, like Shine does.

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RECURRING CHARACTERS:

 

Rocket– Zac’s pet dog. His tendency to drool and chew on things often causes trouble. He has encountered Shimmer, Shine, Tala and Nahal at various times

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Mr. Crab – A hermit crab who claimed Zac’s Dream Shell in “Ahoy, Genies!” and was referred to as Claude by Zac. He refused to give up his shell to Zac and even manages to beat Zac in a staring contest for ownership of it.

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Kaz A genie in training who lives in Zahramay Falls who appears in Season 2 as Zac’s genie.

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Princess Samira – he ruler of Zahramay Falls, who is in charge of checking up on all the genies in training. She can grant wishes along with the younger genies. She occasionally rewards genies with magic Genie Gems that produce a variety of magical effects depending on the type of gem.

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Roya– Princess Samira’s pet peacock, who resides in her palace.

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Zeta the Sorceress- A resident of Zahramay Falls who wishes to be the most powerful person in Zahramay Falls (more powerful than any genie) and is the series first antagonist. Unlike most of the residence of Zahramay Falls, Zeta is a Sorceress instead of a genie, as she has no desire to grant the wishes of others. Her plans are almost always thwarted by Shimmer, Shine, and Leah.

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Nazboo– Zeta’s pet dragon, who caters to her every need and acts as Zeta’s underling. She is somewhat clumsy and often accidentally causes Zeta’s schemes to backfire. She can also get easily distracted by food and/or anything that piques her interest. She also enjoys getting occasional tummy rubs from Zeta.

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PLOT:

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The first season takes place in the human world and focuses on a young girl named Leah, who is friends with a pair of twin genies in training named Shimmer and Shine. Leah’s genies grant her three wishes every day, but they often mess up. Each episode features Leah working together with her genies to solve the problems they inadvertently cause, all while keeping Shimmer and Shine a secret from her next-door neighbor Zac.

In the second season, the characters are transported to Zahramay Falls, a magical land where Shimmer and Shine live. Leah reveals her genies’ existence to Zac, who is given a genie of his own named Kaz. Shimmer and Shine continue to grant Leah wishes in Zahramay Falls and befriend the sovereign of the land, Princess Samira. The season also includes Samira’s pet peacock, Roya; Zeta, a villainous sorceress; and Zeta’s dragon, Nazboo.

 

 

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Doing this review was a lot of fun. I actually find myself getting lost in the silliness of these two lovable genie’s-in-training.

Until, next week I bid you farewell. Have a wonderful hump day! Enjoy your family 🙂

Hope I didn’t bore you to much.

This week’s question: If you had to pick one house chore to never do again, what would that chore be and why?

Thanks for reading!!!

Kristen

Allie’s Mommy

 

 

 

 

 

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

Team Umizoomi Review: Should your child watch

Team Umizoomi Children’s Show Review:

 

Team Umizoomi is a children’s show on Nick Jr. where this super alien team helps children, around Umi City, solve everyday problems with their tiny superpowers.

Let me just say first before I get into this review that Allie loves Team Umizoomi so very much. At first, I didn’t like this show at all. It was so far-fetched and silly with these mini-aliens and their friend robot. who also drove around in a car that could talk to them. But, now I find myself walking around the house singing their silly theme songs.

 

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Let’s just get right into this….

Team Umizoomi first aired on Nick Jr. back in 2010 on January 25. They are Mini mighty math superheroes coming to save the day. They use preschool concepts of counting, measurement, shapes, patterns and comparisons to teach the viewer math skills.

 

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Each episode consists of a few or all of the following:

  • A task or quest to complete, in order to assist a child in need. Doing this requires smaller tasks along the way. There are sometimes unforeseen difficulties that must be dealt with to proceed. They generally involve math reasoning with patterns, sequences, counting, geometric shapes, and other age appropriate math skills.
  • They almost always “break the fourth wall” where the characters on screen communicate directly to the child viewing the show and encourage them to participate to help solve the problem.
  • A mixture of live action and animation. The team and the surroundings are animated, but the person being helped is often a real child, or even an adult. In the city or other crowd scenes, other real people are shown in the background. In comparison, the team is less than a foot tall.
  • Once the main problem has been completed, the team sings a song and performs a dance called the crazy shake which involves shaking and wiggling back and forth quickly.

In some episodes, a simple explanation is given of an everyday process. Such as, how milk gets from farm to market, or how packages are sorted at the post office.

 

Core Cast consists of:

Milli: A 6-year-old super alien who can use pattern power to solve problems

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Geo: Milli’s 8 year old brother, who can use shapes to build things they might need to solve the problem

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Bot:His abilities are more functional than math-related. His arms and legs can be extended to reach things, by saying “Arms Extendo” or “Legs Extendo” Sometimes “Jaw EXTENDO!”. He has a small receiver (like a satellite dish) on his head to receive calls (called the Umi Alarm). He also has a screen on the front (called a “Belly Belly Belly Screen”) that they can view videos/pictures on as well as have a video call with someone who needs their help. He also has a storage compartment on the back of his body, called a Bot-o-mat, which frequently is carrying whatever the team happens to need.

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The Trouble makers: Their only goals in life are to cause havoc, chaos, and trouble in Umi City, as well as defeat Team Umizoomi. They have a secret weapon called the Trouble Ray, which fulfills their malicious trouble making ways

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Door mouse: he always seems to be around to hinder things even further when there is a locked door or something in the way

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Umicar: the talking car that drives team Umizoomi around Umi City

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This show is very educational and teaches helpful skills for children. Not just the math skills, but sharing, caring and safety as well.

 

I actually enjoy this show. It is only annoying because kids shows these days don’t seem to update very often. I’ve watched the same episodes of a few different shows for about 2 weeks now. But, Allie doesn’t seem to mind. She loves watching the shows no matter what episode it is at the time.

 

In conclusion, I think this show is very good for children around 2 to 4 who are just picking up on some skills. Allie is 2 and she has learned so much from just the short time she has been watching Team Umizoomi.

Now here are some coloring pages for you to print out and give to your Umizoomi loving child 🙂

 

http://www.coloring-book.info/coloring/coloring_page.php?id=292

 

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If your little one loves Team Umizoomi as much as Allie does I have a great deal for you.

I am planning on buying this for Allie this Christmas and I highly recommend it.

 

 

 

Hope you have a wonderful day!

 

Kristen

 

Allie’s Mommy 😛

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.

Super Pups: Nick Jr. Paw Patrol Characters Review

Super Pups: Paw Patrol T.V. Show Review-

 

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Allie loves the Paw Patrol characters. She can name each pup and the people as well. She gets so excited whenever she see’s anything that pertains to the show. She has also accumulated some Paw Patrol merchandise.

 

She has a large Skye, Rubble, Skye lunchbox, Chase nightlight, and Paw Patrol blanket.

So, I think it is safe to say at this point that Allie really likes these silly little pups.

Now, on to the review…

The show, in general, is very good. It teaches patience, helpfulness, preparedness, and many other great life lessons that can be instilled in a child at a young age.

I was not aware until I looked up some background information, that Paw Patrol is a Canadian show. It is, in my opinion, a very well made show. I sometimes find myself getting lost in the story. They get into some pretty silly jams and always figure it out together.

Paw Patrol Characters

These are the core Paw Patrol characters who appear in every episode.

Zuma- Is a water loving chocolate lab who loves to surf and drive his super hovercraft to rescues.
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Rocky- is a mix breed who unlike Zuma, is not fond of the water. but loves to recycle and use his super tools to rescue others.
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Rubble- is a playful English Bulldog who loves skateboards, dirt, bubble baths and his digger.
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Skye- is a fearless Cockapoo who flies her helicopter to rescues and does back flips for a super job well done.
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Marshall- a clumsy Dalmatian fire pup who trips over his own paws but always seems to say “I’m okay”.
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Chase- Police German Shepherd always ready to help. Chase is on the case! Allergic to cats and feathers.
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Everest- Husky pup who loves sliding down the ice and snow on her super belly.
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Ryder- The fearless leader, rescuer, teacher of the super Paw Patrol Pups.
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They just added a new pup…

Tracker- a jeep-driving pup with super hearing who lives in the jungle and enjoys playing with the various forms of wildlife there, often utilizes his great hearing abilities to save someone in danger when necessary

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These pups have a really great brother/sisterhood. They help each other with genuine concern. That teaches more than just compassion. They are always very positive and caring. I am very glad to say that this is Allie’s favorite show.

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If your child also loves the Paw Patrol as much as my little one does then I have a great deal for you. Don’t hesitate to snatch up this deal from Amazon!!(Amazon Link)

What show does your child absolutely love? Let me know in the comments and share this post if you liked it  🙂

Have a wonderful day!

Kristen

Allie’s Mommy 😛

Hello, my name is Kristen Osborne I am a happy mother of one beautiful little girl. Very into the internet and trying out new things.