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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Excellent presentation of numbers, counting, and other early math concepts.
Numberblocks teach young kids that math is fun.
Positive Role Models
Characters are kind to one another, and they're clearly enthusiastic about learning and teaching new concepts.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Numberblocks is a series of short videos that teach preschool math concepts like numbers, counting, and more. There's no iffy content, and it's great for kids as young as toddlers. Older preschool-aged kids who already have a solid grasp of numbers and counting may be bored.
Is It Any Good?
This series is fantastically educational. Numberblocks does a superb job of helping preschoolers understand what numbers actually mean. Since each character is made out of unit blocks, they're great visual representations of what a numeral represents. The first season establishes the basics (number 1, number 2, etc.), and from there more advanced concepts are introduced.
But will preschoolers enjoy watching it? By and large, yes. The Numberblocks are cute, and it's really fun to watch the Numberblocks change value -- when blocks are added or subtracted the Numberblocks change colors and turn into whole new characters. Because the Numberblocks are personified, it feels more like entertainment and less like a boring instructional video. However, the storylines are pretty variable between episodes. Some episodes feel like a plot line has been hastily slapped onto the math concept, and so some older preschoolers may be less into those episodes. Overall though, these bite-sized episodes are great for preschoolers.
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