Team Umizoomi: Journey to Numberland, releases on DVD Tuesday, September 6th
Team Umizoomi features a tiny team of superheroes (Milli, Geo and Bot) who use their mighty math powers to help little kids solve big problems. My three and four year old don’t agree on much lately, but watching the newest Team Umizoomi DVD – Journey to Numberland – got two very enthusiastic, sticky thumbs up. According to its creators, the Umizoomi series combines action-adventure missions with an interactive math curriculum designed to help kids develop self-confidence in their math abilities and appreciate the many ways in which math shapes their world.
In this DVD, the Umi Team must identify shapes, build a super flashlight to find a Brachiosaurus, figure out missing numbers in a sequence and complete other math missions. My son and daughter actively engage with the show calling out the hidden clues and counting along with the mini superheroes. As a mom, I am happy that the Umi team broadens their definition of superheroes beyond the physical prowess of the traditional Marvel team. There is no object able content or language and the math concepts are so smartly, age appropriate.
HOW TO PURCHASE
Preschoolers can join Milli, Geo and Bot on exciting math adventures with the DVD release of Team Umizoomi: Journey to Numberland, available on Sept 6, 2011. A one-year free subscription to Parents magazine is also included in the DVD for a limited time only. Created by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Entertainment, the Team Umizoomi: Journey to Numberland DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $16.99.
King of Numbers (Double Length Episode) – The Umi Team goes to visit the King of Numbers in his magical Number Kingdom, but the anti-wizard, Zilch, locks the king of his tower. All the numbers start to disappear and it’s up to Team Umizoomi to save the king and his kingdom.
The Great Lunchbox Chase – The team is packing snacks for a rooftop picnic lunch with their friend Anna when Sarah calls in an Umi Alarm. Sarah left her lunchbox on the school bus and all the picnic sandwiches are inside. The team saves the day by building a super helicopter, chasing down the bus and retrieving the sandwiches.
Dinosaur Day – It’s Baby Dinosaur Day at the museum and the team is getting ready to go when Mouse sounds the Umi Alarm. Thunder scares all the dinosaurs out of the museum and they scatter all over Umi City. It’s up to Team Umizoomi to locate and rescue each frightened dinosaur before the museum reopens.
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