Entire Cyberchase Animated Series Now Available Online

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As a GeekMom, I’m extremely choosy about what and how much children’s television and online programming my child consumes. After all, time is my family’s most precious commodity. Therefore, when my child engages with children’s programming, it has to be great.

I am delighted that the entire Emmy Award-winning animated video series, Cyberchase, is now available online. Cyberchase is a fun, funny, geeky animated series full of math, computers, science, engineering, and technology for 8 to 11-year-olds. Through the lens of computer technology, each episode creatively introduces and explains a math-related problem that the characters must solve. We love that the problems are always presented within an engaging story instead of mindlessly presented as a series of math facts or steps. Even better, the activities section of the new Cyberchase website includes instructions on how to duplicate projects from the episodes. As science geeks, my son and I particularly love the dew point and wind speed projects!

The secret to this show’s appeal goes deeper than just great content, although that is number one in our house! The star-studded voice talent is infectious. Gilbert Gottfried stars as Digit, a cyborg bird that has trouble flying, and Christopher Lloyd stars as Hacker, the bad cyborg who is trying to take over cyberspace. I give extra points to Cyberchase because the 9 and 11-year-old girl star characters are smart readers with extensive vocabularies and strong personalities.  Finally, the imaginative stories combine lots of technology, computers, and even magic (a nod to Harry Potter) that appeals to kids who thrive in the digital landscape.

The Emmy Award-winning animated series, Cyberchase, is one of the most entertaining and engaging math-focused programs for 8 to 11-year-olds I’ve found. Now that all of the episodes are available online, those who don’t or can’t catch the series on television can access top-quality children’s programming with the click of a mouse.

Cyberchase is produced by THIRTEEN in association with WNET New York Public Media. The Cyberchase TV series airs on PBS KIDS GO! across the U.S.

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