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Odd Squad: Odd Beginnings

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

Problem-solving team takes resourcefulness on the road.

TV PBS Kids Comedy 2020
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There's nothing bizarre about Odd Squad's tried-and-true formula for entertaining grade schoolers with clever stories that incorporate math-based problem-solving skills. This batch of characters brings a new chemistry to the show, while the presence of the Big O helps keep continuity with the franchise productions that preceded Odd Beginnings. Happily the show works as well for viewers who are new to Odd Squad as it does for returning fans looking for more of the kid-geared silliness and the comical villains' antics.

Math skills and critical thinking play a prominent role in the team members' ability to figure out puzzles and piece together clues. Unlike some shows that teach for the sake of teaching, Odd Squad: Odd Beginnings does an impressive job teaching to entertain. The characters use tools and knowledge in ways that are relevant to both the story and to viewers' everyday experiences, which makes the content easy to grasp. And as always, themes of teamwork and industriousness stand out in the stories as well.

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