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:

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

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

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

    xoRobyn

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

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

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  6. 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!

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  7. My toddler would really love this. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  13. 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!

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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.

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  16. I learned that they have Godzilla! How fun!

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

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

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  19. 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

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  20. 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!

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

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

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  23. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  31. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  36. 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!

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

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  38. 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?" :-/

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

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

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

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

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  43. what a cute little group of monsters :)

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

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

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

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  47. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  58. My niece will definitely enjoy this kind of show!

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  59. They have a lot of videos for children.

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  60. That sounds like a great learning experience.

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

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

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

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

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  65. they have a lot of cool shows from my childhood

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  66. 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.

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  67. 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.

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

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

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  70. I saw that they also sell movie packages.

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

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

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  73. It's a great way to keep kids interesting.

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  74. I learned they have Bewitched and Different Strokes DVD sets.

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

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