Team Umizoomi

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Parents recommend
Super team teaches preschoolers real-life math applications.

Parents say

age 3+
Based on 45 reviews

Kids say

age 4+
Based on 34 reviews

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Educational Value

Important early math skills like comparing, counting, building patterns, and computing are central to the show's stories, which also incorporate colors, shapes, and retention of information. 

Positive Messages

The show emphasizes the value of mastering math skills like counting, computing, and measuring, showing kids how they're useful in solving everyday problems. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

Milli, Geo, and Bot are enthusiastic about new challenges and think creatively about solving the problems they’re presented with. They’re always happy to pitch in and help out a friend in need. 

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that this delightful series for preschoolers reinforces math skills like counting, measuring, and spatial relations. The show’s interactive format will keep kids engaged and excited about helping the characters solve the problems they encounter, and they’ll sharpen other skills like shape recognition and color identification along the way.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 3-year-old Written byJoshua S. August 19, 2016

Gender Stereotyping and external vs. internal rewards

I liked the math focus and way it incorporates kids into the show. The main characters are stereotypically gendered with the boy being blue and the girl being... Continue reading
Adult Written bylalaka August 5, 2019

2 year old loves it

educational and cute :) happy to have found it
Teen, 13 years old Written byPenguin7606 September 26, 2018
Kid, 9 years old April 29, 2020

I used to like it

when i was like a baby i loved umizoomi it would teach me all i needed to know i hated school i feel like i was tricked a bit...i dont like it anymore its too f... Continue reading

What's the story?

When trouble strikes in Umi City, kids are quick to enlist the help of mini superheroes Milli (voiced by Sophia Fox), Geo (Ethan Kempner), and their robot Bot (Donovan Patton). The spunky group solves all kinds of problems for their friends with their mastery of mathematics, and their adventures take them all over, above, and below the colorful city they call home.

Is it any good?

Created by the braintrust that forever changed kids’ programming with Blue's Clues, TEAM UMIZOOMI entices kids with its vibrant visual appeal and colorful characters who embody the energy and spirit of preschoolers. The show’s now-familiar interactive format encourages kids to puzzle through questions themselves and take pride in themselves when they answer correctly.

Beyond offering exceptional educational content for youngsters, the show also is unique in its deliberate focus on a math curriculum. Many shows reinforce basic counting and number recognition skills, but Team Umizoomi takes the content to another level by introducing more complex concepts like spatial relation, measurement, and geometry -- and all at a level that preschoolers will have little trouble grasping.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can discuss the role that math plays in solving everyday problems. How did Milli and Geo’s knowledge of numbers help them work through the challenge of the day? When do you use numbers on a regular basis?

  • Kids: Milli, Geo, and Bot each have special skills they can use. What are some of your special talents? How do you work to improve those skills? How helpful do you find them?

  • The show also draws attention to the shapes and colors that make up the world around us. Parents and kids can make a game out of identifying shapes and colors they see outside. Did this show teach you anything about colors, shapes, and numbers?

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