Nick Counts On New Series For Preschoolers


Nickelodeon will help preschoolers with their math skills with new series, Team Umizoomi.
The series, which the network says is the first dedicated entirely on math, will bow on Jan. 25 with back-to-back episodes at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT). Nick has ordered 20 installments.
Team Umizoomi features a team of tiny superheroes who use their math powers to help little kids solve big problems. Set to a soundtrack of preschool-friendly pop songs, the series is designed to build upon preschoolers' conceptual understanding of math as they are exposed to core mathematical elements.
Following the Jan. 25 premiere, Nickelodeon will air two weeks of brand-new episodes from Tuesday, Jan. 26 - Thursday, Jan. 28; and Monday Feb. 1 - Thursday Feb. 4 at 11:30 a.m. (ET/PT). Two back-to-back episodes will also encore on Nick Jr., Nickelodeon's 24-hour commercial-free, educational preschool network, on Sunday, Jan. 31, and Sunday, Feb. 7, at 7:00 p.m. (ET).
"Math surrounds us everywhere we go, which is why we wanted to create a fun, adventure-filled, interactive series that engages preschoolers and encourages them to practice and refine their mathematical thinking skills," said Brown Johnson, President, Animation, Nickelodeon/MTVN Kids and Family Group. "Team Umizoomi is an action-packed series with interactive math games and catchy pop songs that provide kids with takeaway tools to help them learn and use math in their daily lives."