Team Umizoomi Children’s Show Review:
Team Umizoomi is a children’s show on Nick Jr. where this super alien team helps children, around Umi City, solve everyday problems with their tiny superpowers.
Let me just say first before I get into this review that Allie loves Team Umizoomi so very much. At first, I didn’t like this show at all. It was so far-fetched and silly with these mini-aliens and their friend robot. who also drove around in a car that could talk to them. But, now I find myself walking around the house singing their silly theme songs.
Let’s just get right into this….
Team Umizoomi first aired on Nick Jr. back in 2010 on January 25. They are Mini mighty math superheroes coming to save the day. They use preschool concepts of counting, measurement, shapes, patterns and comparisons to teach the viewer math skills.
Each episode consists of a few or all of the following:
- A task or quest to complete, in order to assist a child in need. Doing this requires smaller tasks along the way. There are sometimes unforeseen difficulties that must be dealt with to proceed. They generally involve math reasoning with patterns, sequences, counting, geometric shapes, and other age appropriate math skills.
- They almost always “break the fourth wall” where the characters on screen communicate directly to the child viewing the show and encourage them to participate to help solve the problem.
- A mixture of live action and animation. The team and the surroundings are animated, but the person being helped is often a real child, or even an adult. In the city or other crowd scenes, other real people are shown in the background. In comparison, the team is less than a foot tall.
- Once the main problem has been completed, the team sings a song and performs a dance called the crazy shake which involves shaking and wiggling back and forth quickly.
In some episodes, a simple explanation is given of an everyday process. Such as, how milk gets from farm to market, or how packages are sorted at the post office.
Core Cast consists of:
Milli: A 6-year-old super alien who can use pattern power to solve problems
Geo: Milli’s 8 year old brother, who can use shapes to build things they might need to solve the problem
Bot:His abilities are more functional than math-related. His arms and legs can be extended to reach things, by saying “Arms Extendo” or “Legs Extendo” Sometimes “Jaw EXTENDO!”. He has a small receiver (like a satellite dish) on his head to receive calls (called the Umi Alarm). He also has a screen on the front (called a “Belly Belly Belly Screen”) that they can view videos/pictures on as well as have a video call with someone who needs their help. He also has a storage compartment on the back of his body, called a Bot-o-mat, which frequently is carrying whatever the team happens to need.
The Trouble makers: Their only goals in life are to cause havoc, chaos, and trouble in Umi City, as well as defeat Team Umizoomi. They have a secret weapon called the Trouble Ray, which fulfills their malicious trouble making ways
Door mouse: he always seems to be around to hinder things even further when there is a locked door or something in the way
Umicar: the talking car that drives team Umizoomi around Umi City
This show is very educational and teaches helpful skills for children. Not just the math skills, but sharing, caring and safety as well.
I actually enjoy this show. It is only annoying because kids shows these days don’t seem to update very often. I’ve watched the same episodes of a few different shows for about 2 weeks now. But, Allie doesn’t seem to mind. She loves watching the shows no matter what episode it is at the time.
In conclusion, I think this show is very good for children around 2 to 4 who are just picking up on some skills. Allie is 2 and she has learned so much from just the short time she has been watching Team Umizoomi.
Now here are some coloring pages for you to print out and give to your Umizoomi loving child 🙂
If your little one loves Team Umizoomi as much as Allie does I have a great deal for you.
I am planning on buying this for Allie this Christmas and I highly recommend it.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Allie’s Mommy 😛