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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Clear lessons about numbers and math.
Learning math can be fun. Friendship is also a theme.
Positive Role Models
The Numtums are friends. Later episodes feature evil characters who antagonize the Numtums.
Violence & Scariness
There’s talk about world domination, and occasional moments where characters get scared during an adventure, but nothing bad happens.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that The Numtums is an animated series that uses fun narratives and songs to teach math lessons. Early episodes are geared towards toddlers, but later episodes are meant for children that are few years older, and feature darker characters. Nonetheless, there's nothing to worry about here.
Is It Any Good?
This lively series uses cute creatures, music, and games to teach basic math skills. While the first season of the show focuses on things like number recognition, later episodes offer lessons that are geared towards early primary school-aged viewers. The show also features an overarching story involving Super Numtum and Fluffy McTuffy, a koala who wants to take over the world. Overall, The Numtums is colorful and engaging, and shows how math can be fun, even for kids who might need a little swaying.
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