Definition of show-and-tell in English:



mass nounNorth American
  • A teaching method, used especially in teaching young children, in which pupils are encouraged to bring items they have selected to class and describe them to their classmates.

    ‘I was the kid in the neighborhood who caught black snakes and took them to school for show-and-tell’
    as modifier ‘a show-and-tell style’
    • ‘It opened with a show-and-tell session of members' slides during the traditional reception on Friday night.’
    • ‘This day, he joined daughter Quinn at her pre-school for show-and-tell.’
    • ‘It was like he brought a puppy to show-and-tell.’
    • ‘I began bringing my scarves into the office for show-and-tell.’
    • ‘Ever since then, if it's show-and-tell day, I bring my video recorder, just in case another Erica comes along.’
    • ‘When your child is young, you might also consider encouraging your child to present information to his class during show-and-tell or a special presentation that you arrange with his teacher.’
    • ‘If need be, drag her onto the bed with her jewelry box for show-and-tell.’
    • ‘I was so incensed that, to the horror of my teacher at the time, I even talked about it at show-and-tell.’
    • ‘The nice thing is, it allows them to easily take their garden to school for show-and-tell.’
    • ‘Look, I don't have time for another round of show-and-tell.’
    • ‘Use pictures as a show-and-tell vehicle for your young one to help bring family elders to life.’
    • ‘My brother, in preschool, brought a poster to show-and-tell time that he had carried the previous day at a pro-choice march.’
    • ‘I was the kid in the neighborhood who caught black snakes and took them to school for show-and-tell.’
    • ‘Dara did not take the ginger jar to show-and-tell, but she showed us how children can deal with death if given a chance to ask questions, receive honest answers, and participate in family grief.’
    • ‘We have the whole week for adventures and show-and-tell.’
    • ‘Last night we had a bit of a show-and-tell session in the liturgy group.’
    • ‘‘We encourage these children to share in a show-and-tell way,’ he says.’
    • ‘She pulled out all the pamphlets again and explained to me each one, as excited as a kindergartner at show-and-tell.’
    • ‘‘He would recite his stuff like a child doing show-and-tell,’ manager Jack Rollins once recalled.’
    • ‘Each seminar will begin with students presenting their things to the class in traditional show-and-tell style and include critical discussions around issues of material culture.’