Today’s post is sponsored, however all opinions are my own.
From the creator of hit shows “Blue’s Clues” and “Super Why!” comes a brand new adventure of magical proportions! “WishenPoof” is an Amazon Original Series available this August for Prime Members on Amazon Prime. The preschool series revolves around Bianca and her best bear pal, Bob, as they solve life’s problems with or without magic. The series features guest vocal talent Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills, 90210) as Bianca’s father, and Priestley’s daughter Ava as Laurel.
Do you recall a teaching moment that you had with one of your children on how to solve a problem? With both boys home over summer break, we’ve encountered several teachable moments. One in particular stands out, as we are still working through the motions of it now. It surrounds the topics of gratefulness and manners. We all want polite kids, right? But they won’t learn on their own. It takes time to instill memorable lessons on how to behave, what to say in certain situations, and so on.
Growing up, I was taught from an early age to appreciate my things, value my friendships, and show good manners. While there isn’t a parenting manual available, we do have to take the initiative to teach our children how to “be” in this world. And it starts with our actions. From an early age children learn how to behave by watching….imitating. Nate and I have turned to ourselves to see how we are behaving in order to help the boys behave in a better manner. We’ve also picked a few good reads on manners and are currently reading one section a night to the boys.
Every night we also take the opportunity to put down all electronics for family time. We go around the dinner table and each family member shares what they are thankful for that day. It’s valuable time and teachable moments that I know the boys will appreciate later in life.
With my 4 year old in my lap, we watched the first episode of Wishenpoof before it airs on August 14th. We observed Bianca magically fulfill her friends’ wishes. Certain moments allowed Bianca to use her wishing magic, while other times it took skill and understanding to help her friends. These life lessons are age appropriate for young children and helps spark their imagination.
During the episode, L turned back to make a comment or two about the show. He really enjoyed Bob the bear and giggles whenever he’s on the screen. He asked to watch the next episode and after a break we came back to watch it. That episode included important messages about kind words and using your imagination. L spoke up when one of the girls wasn’t being kind and said, “she’s not nice mommy.” Later he saw how Bianca helped her friend understand how to speak kindly and be considerate of others feelings.
I really enjoy the age appropriateness of the lessons. The vibrant colors are appealing, and it has incredible detail, like Bianca’s hair looking so natural. While Wishenpoof does surround a girl named Bianca, my son absolutely loved it, and looks forward to watching more episodes.
Follow the Magic of Wishenpoof
Beginning August 14, Prime members can watch episodes of Wishenpoof ad-free with the Amazon Video app for TVs, connected devices and mobile devices, or online at amazon.com/wishenpoof at no additional cost to their membership. Not an Amazon Prime Member? Sign up for a free trial.
Wishenpoof will also be available as part of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited, the all-you-can-eat subscription service designed from the ground up for kids. FreeTime Unlimited is available exclusively on Amazon devices including Amazon Fire TV and Fire tablets, and a year-long subscription is included with every Fire HD Kids Edition.