Parents' Guide to

Numbers Around the Globe

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Cute counting series promotes physical activity.

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age 2+

Based on 1 parent review

age 2+

very simple

This is a very simple introduction to numbers and counting. It's upbeat repeatative rhymes engage kids. Gets old fast for parents and kids over the age of three.

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Numbers Around the Globe's title may be a bit misleading, since there's nothing multicultural or multilingual about the numbers themselves, but the series certainly won't lead toddlers astray in learning how numbers look and work. This show aptly combines movement, rhythm, and repetition to keep kids' attention and encourage them to play along with both the characters' physical motions and the narrators' counting sequences. All the while, prominent visuals reinforce viewers' connection between how the numbers look and sound.

What does give the show an international flair of sorts is the changing scenery that's tailored to each new cast of critters. Kids see polar bears at play in the snow, monkeys in the jungle, and bumblebees scurrying between flowers. These touches introduce basic concepts of environment and habitat through engaging, colorful animation.

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