Team Umizoomi, the hit show on Nickelodeon (not to mention the first preschool series to focus entirely on math) has launched their new Preschool Math Kits! If you are not familiar with them, Team Umizoomi is one of the top five shows for preschoolers – the superhero characters are highly entertaining and moms love the interactive math and problem-solving curriculum.
Team Umizoomi Preschool Math Kits address the areas of math that help lay the groundwork for getting preschoolers prepared for kindergarten. Developed with the help of a team of educational consultants, Team Umizoomi kits main goal is to provide hands-on, interactive ways for preschoolers to experience math with their parents, help kids incorporate math into everyday life and stress the importance of math as a key component of school readiness.
Team Umizoomi Preschool Math Kits include the following:
- 48-page workbook that amplifies the curriculum covered in each episode, setting up problems and providing opportunities for practice and repetition
- 24-page storybook that invites kids to join Team Umizoomi on a math adventure
- 24 Mighty Math Mission Cards – portable cards that provide math-based challenges for kids
- 48-page activity book that reinforces math skills through simple games and activities
- Team Umizoomi episode on DVD
My children are in the minority… they do not go to preschool. We try to teach them skills they need through everyday activities… sort of an “unschooling” type of approach. I firmly believe that parents are their children’s first teachers and our interactions with them help mold their minds and chances at success in the future.
Because we do not have cable Emma (age 4 1/2) had no idea who Team Umizoomi was. That didn’t matter in the least… the bright colors, the characters and the overall layout of this kit caught her eye and she was excited to sit down and try it out. The kit comes with an episode on DVD so that children like Emma can become acquainted with Team Umizoomi, and the children that already enjoy the show can view it at their leisure. There is also a book for us to read together!
The Activity Book and Mission Cards give single ideas for us to do together to help reinforce the math skills we are picking up from the series and workbook. There is something fun and new to do every day!
Out of the kit, Emma enjoyed the workbook the most. The matching pages were fun for her and she easily completed the task on each page. She thoroughly enjoyed the following directions/color certain shapes particular colors page (see photo below).
Math is such an important foundational skill and this kit helps foster the proper development so that our children will be kindergarten ready when the time comes. Unfortunately for Emma, she missed the birthday cut off for the upcoming school year so she will filling some free time using the Team Umizoomi math kits!
Beginning July 1, You can purchase the Team Umizoomi Math Kits exclusively at nearly 600 Toys R Us stores nationwide. Additionally, the kits can be purchased online from Nickelodeon in mid-July.
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