Shanna is a 6-year-old African-American girl who -- along with her helpers, 4-year-old brother Shane, Dinah the dinosaur, Ducky and Tiger -- puts on a musical show in her room, giving viewers three clues to help them guess what she is dressed up and pretending to be. Some examples are a school teacher, a mail carrier, a construction worker and a professional soccer player.
Inspired by the Shanna book series by author and early childhood expert Jean Marzollo ("I Spy") and published by Hyperion Books for Children. The segments, a short-form series that engages preschoolers in a musical guessing game about various jobs in the world around them, are designed to encourage preschoolers to use their thinking skills, interact in the game and along the way, learn about concepts and acquire facts and knowledge about the world. Each "Shanna's Show" runs approximately five minutes on Playhouse Disney.