Disclosure: I am PBS KIDS ambassador. As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences.
We are fortunate to not have to travel to this Thanksgiving, especially considering the bad weather coming our way in the Northeast. Yet as we plan to be snowed in for the day, I can already hear the questions from the boys of “what we are going to do today?” Fortunately, October 26th is the premiere of PBS Kids latest show ODD Squad.
Here is a brief description of the show:
ODD SQUAD, a live-action media property designed to help kids ages 5-8 learn math. The show focuses on two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of the Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to save the day whenever something unusual happens in their town. A math concept is embedded in each of their cases, as Olive and Otto work together to problem-solve and correct the oddity du jour in each episode.
I love how the mysteries are solved using math concepts, especially since it seems that math is something that most kids struggle with especially during those early years. The show was created by Tim McKeon (Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends, Adventure Time, The Electric Company) and Adam Peltzman (The Electric Company, The Backyardigans, Wallykazam!) and produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company.
Here are the creators talking about the show:
ODD Squad is mainly for kids aged 5-8 and premieres Wednesday, November 26, with two showings: 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. The premiere will show the first two episodes back to back and will air weekdays starting the 27th at 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.