Nickelodeon is adding a new show to its preschool lineup this month. Team Umizoomi, the first preschool series to focus entirely on math, will premiere on Nickelodeon Monday, Jan. 25, with two back-to-back episodes beginning at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT).
Set to a soundtrack of preschool-friendly pop songs, the series is designed to hep build preschoolers’ conceptual understanding of math. Kids are exposed to math concepts like numbers, counting, computations, measurement, patter
ns and shapes while they’re helping Team Umizoomi on their missions and adventures.
From Nickelodeon Studios:
“Math surrounds us everywhere we go, which is why we wanted to create a fun, adventure-filled, interactive series that engages preschoolers and encourages them to practice and refine their mathematical thinking skills,” said Brown Johnson, President, Animation, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group. “Team Umizoomi is an action-packed series with interactive math games and catchy pop songs that provide kids with takeaway tools to help them learn and use math in their daily lives.”
After the premiere on Jan. 25th, Nickelodeon will air two weeks of brand-new episodes from Tuesday, Jan. 26 through Thursday, Jan. 28; and Monday Feb. 1 through Thursday Feb. 4 at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT). Two back-to-back episodes will also encore on Nick Jr., on Sunday, Jan. 31, and Sunday, Feb. 7, at 7:00 p.m. (ET).
Team Umizoomi features the voice of Donovan Patton (Joe from Blue’s Clues), and mixes 2D and 3D animation with live action to create Umi City, a uniquely patterned urban environment. Look for more information at Nick.com.