A Shimmery Mommy and Me Date Night

I was compensated for attending this event sponsored by Nick Jr. and Mom.me. The thoughts and opinions below are my own. 

My daughter and I get out for plenty of trips together. Much less frequently are outings for just my son and I. We went out for a much-needed mother/son night recently at the Thinkery—Austin’s Children’s Museum, and there we also got a look at some great Nick Jr. Shows.

My son and I tinkered with a metal wall full of posable magnetic pieces you could move to make a sort of obstacle course for ping-pong balls.


Big T laughed as we set the ball in motion time and time again. This little STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) activity is the kind of fun you’d expect to see on Blaze and the Monster Machines. It is an animated preschool series on Nick Jr. that follows the amazing monster truck Blaze and his eight-year- old driver AJ as they embark on action-packed adventures; explore the physics of how things move; tackle problems through scientific inquiry and mathematics; and discover the parts needed to make everyday technologies work.


The series is the first preschool show on TV to comprehensively cover all areas of STEM in every episode.

While we were there, we also enjoyed a delicious shimmery cupcake, inspired by the Nick Jr. Show Shimmer and Shine (one of my daughter’s new favorites).

Shimmer and Shine is an animated preschool series that follows the magical adventures of twin genies-in- training Shimmer and Shine and their human best friend, Leah.

The series features a social-emotional curriculum highlighting the importance of teamwork, resilience and overcoming obstacles.


My little guy and I had such a good time bonding over science and sweets and we picked up a couple new shows to watch together.

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