Every morning I wake up with my kids, the first
thing we do is go downstairs to prepare breakfast. While I'm making
eggs or pancakes or waffles or whatever the kids want I let them enjoy some
cartoons in the den. A couple of their favorites are on Nick Jr - they
love Shimmer and Shine and Blaze and the Monster Machines.
After we finish breakfast together, quite often
I'll sit with them and cuddle in front of the TV before we have to get ready
for school. It's amazing how advanced cartoons have become since I was little.
Today's kids have so many options. We make sure our children only watch things
that are positive and uplifting and educational when possible. I'm not going to
lie, I really like Blaze and the Monster Machines - of course that's the
eight-year-old boy inside of me speaking. And I also like Shimmer and Shine, I
mean who doesn't love a good genie cartoon? The possibilities are endless and
those two little genies have fantastic adventures.
I was so excited to take my kids to the Nick Jr.
Event showcasing Shimmer and Shine and Blaze and the Monster Machines. I loved
watching Penna riding around with Blaze and playing with Blaze on the
Speedway. We even made some Blaze crafts together
including our own license plates. (No they didn't say I8A4RE)
I have to admit as much as I was looking forward
to seeing the girls play with the Blaze and Monster Machine toys I was equally
happy to participate with them by playing with the Shimmer and Shine toys. The
technology behind these toys is so advanced that it really furthers a child's
creativity. My favorite toy from the event is the Shimmer and Shine Magic
Flying Carpet. Now I have that magic carpet flying all
around my house with those two genies and my 2 princesses following me.
So, the fun didn't end when we left the event.
Every stage of a child’s development has its own
set of challenges as well as achievements. My girls are in that spot where I
can help them dream big, set goals and make plans to achieve them—all with the
help of the magical world of Blaze and the Monster Machines and Shimmer and Shine.