Our kids recently discovered a new Nick Jr. cartoon called Shimmer and Shine.
Our initial thoughts about the show were:
“Oh no, not another show to watch.”
“The music in this thing is excruciating.”
“Why are these animated prepubescent genie children wearing so much makeup?”
But after overhearing enough fragments of the show ourselves – despite our conscious efforts to block them out – we realized that the show communicates at least one unique lesson that might make our kids’ screen time somewhat worthwhile.