Thursday, May 8, 2014

Monster Math Squad DVD Review (with giveaway)

Disclosure: I received a product to help facilitate the review. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.


A screen shot from our television.
Monster Math Squad has (30) math-filled episodes on (3) discs
that blend math challenges seamlessly into an engaging story line.

Mill Creek Entertainment has found a way to make learning math fun with their (30) episode, (3) disc DVD set of 'Monster Math Squad.'

The episodes in these DVDs are cute, intriguing, and fun to watch too!!  My son (age 6) wanted to keep watching them this morning instead of getting ready for school.  You know, he had the "stare straight ahead so you don't miss it" thing going on while mom was trying to button shirt buttons and comb wet hair. That's pretty good considering he's always quick to get ready himself in the morning, and this was a learning video.

The episodes include Max, Lily, and Goo...three loveable monsters that head about a daily task, such as babysitting, only to find math challenges all along the way.  There is counting, number recognition, sorting, and the like involved, but it's all cleverly integrated into the attention-capturing story line.  There's also a 'word of the day' in each episode (a math word) that viewers are to recognize and use to interact along with the monsters when it's found.

We thought it was a great way to get children interested in Math challenges, without pushing them to just sit and learn. The natural progression of learning that occurs during the plot of each story is what captures the children's attention (along with the colorful, and very cute monsters). It makes learning effortless and fun too.

I highly recommend this DVD for the younger crowd (Pre-School to Young Elementary Grades).  Five out of Five stars from me on this one. I loved it, and my Kindergartner did too.


If you'd like to know more about 'Monster Math Squad,' head on over to the Mill Creek website, where it is also available for purchase. It can also be purchased (for a slightly higher price) on Amazon.

You can also follow Mill Creek Entertainment on Facebook, Twitter, and/or their YouTube account.

One winner gets a 'Monster Math Squad' DVD (30 episodes on three discs) to call their own. US entrants only.
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79 comments:

Masshole Mommy said...

This would be perfect for my six year old. He is struggling a little bit with math!

Dan from Platter Talk said...

Great activity to help kids learn! And cute to boot!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

Counting beads were okay, back in my early years. But they don't compare to fun things like this.

xoRobyn

Coupondipity said...

I really love finding fun things that are educational, too. It's a win win!

Felicia Franceschelli said...

Awww this reminds me of Monster's University and they are so cute! Seems like a great way to learn math!

Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

As a math lover....I so appreciate this. So many kids don't like math just because it's "math" so if we can start their love of it earlier, yay!

Krystal Butherus said...

My toddler would really love this. Thanks for sharing!

Lindsey Paris said...

My son is really into monsters right now. If he was school age, we'd be doing some math. Right now, we're learning two digit numbers.

AMBER EDWARDS said...

My kids are really into math right now and they love cartoons. This would be a lot of fun for them.

Newlywed Survival said...

As a former math teacher, I love anything that makes math fun! Great idea!

The Puzzled Palate said...

Where was this when we were little? Monsters teaching math? SOLD!

Kung Phoo said...

What a fun way to learn math! too bad my kids are too old and are teaching me their math now.. lol

Louida Martin said...

This video would be prefect for my 7 year old. She is having a bit of trouble with her math and this would make learning math fun!

MikiHope said...

What a fun way to learn math--I really wish they had something like this when I was a kid-but then there were no computers back then either or DVD players come to think about it.

Annemarie Leblanc said...

Kids aren't the biggest of fans of math, but they sure do love monsters; no better way to teach them math with using monsters.

alissa apel said...

I learned that they have Godzilla! How fun!

Brian Miller said...

oo see you had me when math was in the title...ha...making math fun is essential to their learning...cool video

JT and Amanda said...

This looks like something my little boy would love. He loves monsters!

Ai Sakura said...

My girl is struggling with math too so something like this would be great! She likes Monster Inc and would definitely find these ones interesting haha

Ai @ Sakura Haruka

Karen Koblan said...

This is really great. I hated math when I was in school. I'm going to have to remember this when my daughter is older!

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

Math is not my favorite. But this video looks so cute that it might make me like it a bit more. ;)

StacieinAtlanta said...

Really anything that helps to make core subjects fun is a great thing. I love it.

Pam said...

I always had a hard time making math interesting for my kids because I didn't like it. I think this would be a great way to make it interesting.

Shell said...

This is such a cute way to teach math! I'm such a math nerd.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

What a cute way to teach maths - I would have loved being taught by monsters :) x

Pat Hatt said...

Can teach math and have fun, usually that doesn't go together.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Math has never been taught better

Mama to 5 said...

This is cute, I am a homeschooler, this sounds like a nice learning resource. .

Virginia Higgins said...

We love learning DVD's in our house. I learned that Mill Creek Entertainment also has the Care Bear titles.

Binky said...

Sounds like a great way to get kids interested in something they may not like.

Janeane Davis said...

One of the best things about modern technology is how much fun it makes learning for children.

Jade Schwartz said...

I have a 6 year old son who is into this kind of educational show. He loves math and seems to learn faster by watching shows that captures his interest.

Joanna Sormunen said...

That looks such a cute and fun DVD! I'm sure my son would have loved to watch it when he was smaller.

Curby Aardvark said...

Nothing like monsters to make your children learn; they keep them interested with their cool looking designs.

Casa Vilora Interiors said...

Those are some adorable monsters. Fun stuff! My kids are way too old

Alice Chase said...

We have used several video to help increase our kids math skills. The fun songs really help them to retain the information.

Heather @ It's A Lovely Life! said...

Those monsters are totally cute. I know monsters don't want to be called cute but they are! I know my little one would love this!

BlogWithMom said...

This is a great idea and great timing with Summer almost here. Thanks for sharing.

Kenya G. Johnson @ KenyaGJohnson.com said...

I wish I had had this a couple years ago. Christopher doesn't like math. His grade last semester dropped from an A to B which I said was my fault because I don't always understand his homework. I kid you not, one worksheet took 45 minutes the other day. That stuff should come home with instructions because of course he didn't remember how it was explained. Long story short there was a web address on the worksheet and I found the answer sheet. Based on the answer I figured out the problem. When I was done sweating that Christopher said, "That was kinda easy huh mom?" :-/

Mistee Dawn said...

Looks like a great giveaway. My daughter would love it, thanks.

Savory Experiments said...

I love the characters- gotta make math fun some how, right?

The Rebel Chick said...

This little math series looks like it makes learning math fun for kids! The characters are just adorable!

BrettBMartin said...

cute monsters that make kids learn? that's a winning combo for sure!

~ Noelle said...

what a cute little group of monsters :)

Tracey said...

Those monsters are so cute! They make learning math less scary hahha!

ACM'smommy said...

Oh my! My son is OBSESSED with this show. I love it because he really learns a lot! Fingers crossed we win!
~Amanda

Debi Gerhart said...

Math has always been hard for my kids. This would be great.

Growing Up Madison said...

This sure looks like a great DVD for the younger kids having problems in math. I'll have to share with a few of my friends with younger kids.

valmg said...

I love things that encourage education. It's great they used fun, colorful characters to hold the kids attention.

Maddi'sMommy said...

What a great program. We have far to few students interested in the field of math.

Lawna Noe said...

This would be great for my two youngest sons. I always appreciate when a cartoon actually teaches them something!

Kristi Maloney said...

My youngest would have loved this one. Sounds like a fun math program. :)

Tough Cookie Mommy said...

These DVDs look so cute. They have animated and vibrant characters which kids love.

Marielle Altenor said...

My son loves numbers! I think he would really like this video! =)

Rachael Ebner said...

This Monster Math Squad DVD looks great. My grandkids will love it.

Theresa Mahoney said...

This looks like a great video! Allison struggles with math a lot. These might have helped her in her earlier schooling days.

Payal Bansal said...

I would have loved to be part of this #Giveaway ... but I am not in US

Jenn@Sweet T Makes Three said...

Some of their selections took me back to childhood. Thanks for the walk down memory lane!

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

My niece will definitely enjoy this kind of show!

Michelle Klingen said...

They have a lot of videos for children.

debdenny said...

That sounds like a great learning experience.

Sippy Cup Mom said...

Oh, how fun! This is perfect for my son to keep him interested in math this summer.

Anonymous said...

that looks like fun. my 1st grader would like this

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

I like that these teach by showing there are numbers all around us that we use in our day to day lives.

Mrs RKFJ said...

Perfect for summer and lost skills. This looks like a fun DVD!

bnchile said...

they have a lot of cool shows from my childhood

Lynne said...

They have DVDs for more than just kids - I really liked their Classics collection - Hollywood Comedy Legends really looks like a fun one to own.

2justByou said...

I like that they offer a wide variety of ways to shop - genre, sub genre, rating, packs. Makes for a nice online shopping experience. I also learned that they offer streaming?
Thanks for the chance.

sweepinmomma123 said...

This would be so helpful with math for my kids. I would love to have this.

momo said...

I also like this cute DVD for my grandson; HEATHCLIFF
SEASON 1
VOLUME 2
33 EPISODES

Colette S said...

I saw that they also sell movie packages.

Sarah Walker said...

I like the ANACONDA BLU-RAY.

Leela said...

Care Bears.

Jessica said...

This would help my kindergartener & my 1st grader who is struggling in math!

tina reynolds said...

My two youngest both have a time with math and my son would really like the colorful fun looking monsters

Erica C. said...

It's a great way to keep kids interesting.

Karen Drake said...

I learned they have Bewitched and Different Strokes DVD sets.

Leslie S. said...

I learned that they also sell the Get Along Gang on dvd.I loved that show as a kid.

Ashley Redford said...

Lots of great movie choices!