Team Umizoomi Preschool Math Kit Review and Giveaway *Closed*

by Shannan on August 15, 2011

As much as I am in denial that K is starting Kindergarten in a few weeks, to be followed by D next fall, I have been working as much as I can to get them prepared for school. They’re both home with me all day, so we rely on workbooks, computer games and educational TV shows to help them learn the early skills they’ll need to find success in school.

Recently I was given the opportunity to check out the new Team Umizoomi Preschool  Math Kits, featuring one of our Nickelodeon favorites – Team Umizoomi. The boys both love playing along with the show, so I was thrilled to hear that they were offering preschool curriculum, as well. The kit we received teaches sorting, classification and reasoning. All very important skills in math!

The Preschool Math Kits include a great full-color workbook and activity book with fun activities like spotting differences, figuring out order, choosing the right shape, coloring and much more. K is really enjoying doing the all of activities to help get ready for the start of the school year.

One of my favorite features of the kits are the Math Mission cards. Each card gives you a fun activity that you can do around the house. These are great for those “Mom, I’m boooored” moments when the kids are antsy and you’re short on ideas. Each has a fun learning component involved that can turn a few minutes of play into a helpful math lesson.

In addition to the activities within the workbooks and Mission cards, there’s a little math-related storytelling going on, as well. The boys got into the story and activities within the Playground Heroes DVD and storybook that were included in the kit. They were a perfect way to tie learning and fun together.

Each of the Team Umizoomi Preschool Math Kits include:

  • A Team Umizoomi DVD
  • A full color workbook
  • A Team Umizoomi storybook
  • 48 page activity book
  • 24 Math Mission cards
  • Team Umizoomi pencils and eraser

We will definitely be on the lookout for the other two kits that are available and hope to see even more learning fun in the future.

You can find the same Sorting, Classification and Reasoning math kit that we received or purchase one of their other two titles at the  Umizoomi shop and at ToysRUs. Or one of my lucky readers will have the opportunity to win a kit of their own!

Mandatory entry: Comment on this post and tell me what the biggest math challenge is for your kids, that you would like help with teaching.

Additional entries (main entry must be completed for additional entries to count)

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Giveaway open to US residents only. Entries will close at 11:59 PM on August 22 and winner will be selected by Random.org and notified by email. Winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize or an alternate winner will be selected.

*product provided for review, opinions provided by me*

Giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Jennifer R, comment #52. You have been emailed and have 48 hours to claim your prize!

{ 76 comments }

1 Shannon August 15, 2011 at 5:30 pm

Our biggest math challenge is understanding the subtraction or “take away” concept with our little one right now. She likes practicing math concepts with her big sister, and ADORES Team UmiZoomi, so this would be perfect for her.

2 Jen L. August 15, 2011 at 5:31 pm

My preschooler still skips a few numbers in the teens. He generally goes from thirteen to sixteen. He LOVES Team UmiZoomi, so this would be lots of fun to win!
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3 Shannon August 15, 2011 at 5:32 pm

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4 Ashley McLure August 16, 2011 at 10:39 am

Keeping her attention long enough for her to figure out what we’re doing!
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5 charline August 16, 2011 at 11:13 am

Right now it is the mutiplication table for my 11 year old.
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7 Kelli Wood August 16, 2011 at 11:47 am

My son has a bit of trouble counting all the way to 20..he likes to skip around once he hits the teens so that is something we are working on..our next step will be adding and subtracting!

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9 Nikki August 16, 2011 at 11:52 am

Noah is pretty good recognizing his numbers and he’s starting to write them (but not for me, only his sister – go figure!) So I think I’d really like to start him on simple concepts like sorting and classifying. I’d also see him love to count above 12. He can, he just doesn’t want to because 12 is his favorite number he says.
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10 Stephanie V. August 16, 2011 at 7:12 pm

dealing with higher numbers (ones they can’t use fingers and have a harder time visualizing)

11 Roxie A. August 16, 2011 at 11:46 pm

My daughter has trouble counting past 20. She just turned four and I would LOVE for her to start building strong math skills. I try to do small subtraction and addition…but this work set looks amazing! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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12 nickie August 17, 2011 at 12:28 am

my son is great with numbers, he learns by concrete ideas. Now if only I could get him to sit still and finish a workbook lol

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13 brittney August 17, 2011 at 12:59 pm

My daughter is only 4, but I would like to help teach her to count money. She has a piggy bank that she saves in and doesn’t understand when she wants to buy something why she doesn’t have enough.
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15 Candace August 17, 2011 at 4:37 pm

My Son is actually great with numbers, addition, and subtraction. However, I would like to get him better at sorting and classification. This is an area that I have started to work on him with, but we are having a few difficulties with him understanding it. He understands anything that has numbers in it, but when it comes to applying that knowledge to concrete objects he has a difficult time.

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17 heather jones August 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm

i have a 3 year old who i am trying to prepare for kindergarten as much as a can… as well as baby sitting a 5 year old

18 Lentil August 17, 2011 at 5:34 pm

My preschooler is just getting a feel for numbers now. She has been able to count for a while, but doesn’t get the concept of counting things. So she’ll count in random order, count one item several times or another not at all, count til she runs out of numbers….

19 Lentil August 17, 2011 at 5:36 pm

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20 Michael August 17, 2011 at 7:58 pm

Our biggest challenge right now is multiplication

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23 Michael August 17, 2011 at 8:02 pm
24 Melissa Durden August 17, 2011 at 11:23 pm

My son loves to learn. Math is his hardest subject. He does good, we just need to practice his subtraction.

25 donna zittel August 18, 2011 at 12:27 am

my son is a preschooler with a speech delay, thats his biggest issue, he knows the numbers but has trouble repeating them.

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28 Lindsey M August 18, 2011 at 12:46 am

My son also struggles more with taking away rather than adding things together

29 Jeanine August 18, 2011 at 12:50 am

Division is our biggest challenge

30 shannon thompson August 18, 2011 at 9:40 am

our biggest problem is she gets confused with adding and subracting.. but we practice over and over and i try to give her little fun ways to remember plus and minus.

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31 Karen Gonyea August 18, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Subtraction is the struggle right now.

32 Rondah August 19, 2011 at 12:13 am

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34 Natalie August 19, 2011 at 7:35 am

My daughter can count to 30 now, but she still has problems with 13/14 and 16/17…although I must admit it’s very cute to hear her say them. We are a working on visualizing addition and subtraction and I think this kit would strengthen those skills!

35 polly August 20, 2011 at 11:04 am

my grandson just turned 3 but he is counting so this would be a big help!
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37 Rachel D. August 20, 2011 at 12:25 pm

Our biggest challenge is learning to add and subtract.

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40 Laura V. August 20, 2011 at 1:26 pm

My daughter is trying really hard to learn to count past 10. She gets a few of the numbers right, but mixes up most of them. She LOVES Team Umizoomi!!

41 Jill Myrick August 20, 2011 at 8:02 pm

My son finds double digit subtraction to be the most difficult.

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44 Jessica Bennett August 20, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Fractions! I hated them as a kid and cannot for the life of me figure out to explain them succinctly.
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45 Kelly S. August 21, 2011 at 5:33 pm

my kids are just starting kindergarten right now her biggest challenge is 15 anything past is hard for her!

46 Jennifer L August 21, 2011 at 8:02 pm

I think the hardest struggle is getting my son to sit down long enough to learn…keeping his attention would probably be improved with this set. What an awesome giveaway, thanks for the chance!

47 Tanya August 21, 2011 at 10:19 pm

my son struggles with subtraction
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48 Brandi Westmoreland August 21, 2011 at 11:46 pm

My son skips the number 16 EVERY time he counts!

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49 Danielle M. August 21, 2011 at 11:51 pm

My child struggles with the teen numbers, and is just starting to understand addition and subtraction.

50 Danielle M. August 21, 2011 at 11:51 pm

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51 kristen mcclary August 21, 2011 at 11:58 pm

my sons biggest struggle is concentration and patience he has adhd and its hard for him to stay on math with all the counting and the time it takes. but rewards help him have something to tlook forward to i need help learning patience too

52 Jennifer R August 22, 2011 at 1:10 am

The biggest math challenge at this point for my kids is subtraction. I could definitely use help. reejen at comcast dot net

53 Sheila R August 22, 2011 at 3:30 am

hmmm I think my son is struggling with adding big numbers. He is only almost 5 though so I am not too concerned. LOL
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55 Debra August 22, 2011 at 4:22 am

My daughter is just now learning addition, so we could use all the help she can get.
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56 ChrissieNer August 22, 2011 at 10:59 am

I’d love for my daughter to improve in adding and subtraction.

57 amy deeter August 22, 2011 at 11:06 am

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59 Gale August 22, 2011 at 11:34 am

Math is actually a strong point for my kids. My 3 year old is still in the counting stage and right now can count up to 9 if you help him with 4 but if you don’t he counts 1, 2, 3, 2, 1…so that’s a hurdle to get over.

He loves Umi Zumi…and though these are probably beyond him right now I’d save it for when he was at that level.

60 Leanne Hill August 22, 2011 at 12:27 pm

The biggest math challenge with my son is keeping his attention long enough, Im hoping something like this will keep him interested!

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63 susan smoaks August 22, 2011 at 12:40 pm

our son has a lot of trouble with subtraction

64 tina reynolds August 22, 2011 at 12:50 pm

We just started pre k and we are having trouble with addition and subtraction, eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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66 tina reynolds August 22, 2011 at 12:50 pm

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67 cindy August 22, 2011 at 12:53 pm

my biggest challenge was fractions
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69 Natalie August 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm

I have a three year old, so we are just beginning math. He has his counting down (for the most part) but understanding the idea of adding and subtracting is a little tricky for him. He LOVES Umizoomi, so this would be great for him!

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70 Ron Painter August 22, 2011 at 4:19 pm

Perfect for my grandson

71 Kristie August 22, 2011 at 6:59 pm

My kids have a hard time recognizing the numbers right now.
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72 Erin Cook August 22, 2011 at 8:52 pm

My seven year old is going into second grade and she gets her adding and subtracting signs mixed up.
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74 Stephanie Barmann August 22, 2011 at 9:40 pm

My 4 almost five year old has PDD-NOS so we are still working on the basics. Team Umi Zoomi is one of her favorite shows so hopefully it would make things click for her like songs taught her, her ABC’s.
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76 Carrie M August 22, 2011 at 10:59 pm

We do not have huge math troubles yet since she is only 3 but we are working on our counting
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