Disclosure: We were sent a copy of Team Umizoomi: Amimal Heroes for review. However all opinions, thoughts and lame attempts at humor are our own
Back in the 80′s when you were gonna call someone when you jokingly needed assistance it was probably gonna be “Ghostbusters!” But if you’re asking a preschooler today who they’re going to call when someone needs a helping hand, it’s probably going to be Team Umizoomi. So who is this half-pint team of mini-super heroes?
One of Nickelodeon’s hottest series (and one of my little man’s favorites) Milli, Geo and Bot use their might math powers to help little kids solve big problems. The series combines action adventure missions with an interactive math curriculum designed to help kids help be more confident in math skills and recognize the many ways they use math in their every day world. Set to soundtrack of preschool friendly pop songs the series is colorful and friendly and keeps kids entertained.
This team of mini super heroes has just released a new DVD collection w/ four fantastic missions in Team Umizoomi: Animal Heroes. Here’s a little bit about it:
Help Team Umizoomi get Purple Monkey to his new Monkey Jungle home at the zoo, rescue Buster the dog at a construction site, fix the Cuckoo Bears’ clock and find all of the Farms Dan’s missing animals. Preschoolers will learn many math skills, including counting, patters, measurement and more.
Purple Monkey Mission:
There’s a new animal coming to the Umi City Zoo — the Purple Monkey! But when Purple Monkey is accidently dropped into the icy cold penguin house, it’s up to Team Umizoomi to help him get to the Monkey Jungle!
Buster the Lost Dog:
When Buster the lost dog accidentally jumps back into the back of a truck that carries him far away, it’s up to Team Umizoomi to help rescue the puppy and bring him back to the park.
The Cuckoo Bears, a band that lives inside the Umi City Cuckoo Clock lose the gears that give them their power! Will you help find them and fix their gears before the click strikes 12?
Animal School House
Farmer Dan’s animals are missing from his farm! Join Team Umizoomi as they search for missing mic, chickens, pigs, and one stubborn donkey!
While personally the thought of mini-superheroes living under the city staying informed on my family’s whereabouts kinda freaks me out, my little guy is love with Team Umizoomi big time. We recently received a copy of Team Umizoomi Animal Heroes to review and as always my little man was thrilled. He is a HUGE Team Umizoomi fan and the series regularly takes up a big chuck of our DVR space since we are required to not miss a single episode. This kid friendly series is great for preschoolers and early learners and does do a great job at teaching basic math skills and encouraging teamwork and problem solving.
For a limited time only you can also find free Team Umizoomi Activities inside the DVD for on the go math problem solving. Created by Nickeodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Team Umizoomi is now available in stores for the suggested retail price of $14.99. You can also order from Amazon here.