‘The Numtums’ is an animated TV series about ten small but lovely creatures called numtums. They are here to interest and introduce kids with numbers. This amazing animation was produced and directed at Beakus by Steve Smith, released in 2012 on Cbeebies, designed by Matthias Hoegg, and created in an unusual technique that combines 3D and 2D elements.All these reveals how many efforts was put to make this show interesting to every child. ‘The Numtums’ is a multi-platform short about 5 minutes long series that gives young children a foundation in basic numeracy and math. All these lessons are indirectly wrapped in a fun, energetic and irreverent format that attracts a lot of children’s attention. The Numtums aims to get our youngest audience members learning their numbers, because every numtum has its number from one to ten. They have got a number written on their tummies, so it is not really possible to confuse them even though they might look quite similar. The word ‘numtums’ consist of two worlds. First of them of course is ‘numbers’. All the series are about number so it is essential to mention it. The second one is ‘tummy’. It is a place where that numbers are located of each creature. All these interesting and original ideas make learning easy – it is nothing difficult to learn numbers; moreover, learning can be so fun. Kids do not even have to push themselves to remember any numbers. It comes simply; it is easy to remember just by having a good time while watching the series. Numtums are ready to develop kids, are you ready for it?
The Numtums are ten cuddly, lovely and friendly creatures with numbers on their tummies. They always love to dance, sing, dress-up, play, tickle, fly and the most, they love to count. All these activities they like doing with children so they invite you to join too. All the series starts with the basics of numeral recognition, it show number and many examples. If it is a day of number 4, it can be shown and pronounced four ice-creams, for chickens, four cars and many other children understandable examples. After all the numbers are shown, series gently moves on to counting objects and identifying amounts in a variety of fun scenarios. It is a fun, fast, developing, interesting, positive and bright series that children love a lot.
Although the numtums teach only the basics of math, it is very important to learn it as early as possible. Because, as it is said, math is a key to so much: to ongoing life, to science and everywhere this may not be said about, reading, geography and so on. Kids, you are kindly invited to join “The numtums”, dance together, sing together, have fun and learn together. Learning is fun, does not matter how old you are. Cbbc player is ready; everything that parents have to do is press the button and run the series.