Not all screen time is bad especially when it teaches kids in fun ways which is exactly what Odd Squad does. For the past year, Odd Squad’s Olive, Otto, Miss O, Oscar, and their friends have been solving strange happenings in the community using their math skills. The Odd Squad is like the kid-version of the CIA with dedicated agents who work to combat excessive oddness. As Olive, Otto, and crew work out problems in their futurist Mathroom, young viewers get the opportunity to see how cool math can be during each 11 minute episode.
If your kids are fans of PBS Kids’ Odd Squad then chances are they’ve already told you that Monday is the premiere of the brand new, Against the Odds. This hour long special contains a whopping five 11 minute stories featuring Olive, Otto, Miss O, Oscar, and their friends who solve the strange happenings in the community using their math skills. For new viewers, this is the chance to get your kids interested in math in a whole new way.
Check your local listings to tune in to Olive and Otto to catch these episodes during the special:
- Undercover Olive (Parts 1 and 2): In this half-hour episode, Olive goes undercover in a high-stakes “Rock, Paper, Scissors” game.
- The Curious Case of Pirate-itis: Otto and Oscar try to stop Olive from turning into a pirate.
- Not So Splash: Olive and Otto must figure out why parts of the town are turning snowy and cold — in the middle of summer.
- By the Book: Olive and Otto interrogate two suspects to figure out which one is innocent and which one is guilty.
Not familiar with Odd Squad? Here’s a bit more about why Dalila Bella enjoys playing Agent Olive.
The hour long Odd Squad special is part of PBS Kids’ Odd-tober programming that features Halloween themed programming of your child’s favorite shows. Here’s what you and your kids can expect to see during the month of October that will help reinforce reading, math, and science skills as well as emotional wellness and social skills:
- Hick or Treat/ Mr. Alwaysright
- Tales of Grotesquely Grim Bunny/ Pet Projects
- Caillou Loves the Fall
- Fall Is in the Air
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
- Trick or Treat/ King Cecil the Seahorse
- Aye Aye!/ Trick or Treat
- CURIOUS GEORGE: A Halloween Boo Fest
- Night of the Weiner Dog/ Animal Trackers
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood
- Katerina’s Costumes/ Dress up Day
- Haunted Roundhouse/ Big Pond Pumpkin Patch
- One Big Frog/ Caving with Vlad
- Night Train/ Fossil Fred
- Martha Gets Spooked/ Martha Changes Her Luck
- Martha: Deadline Doggie/ It’s the Giant Pumpkin, Martha
- TD’s Magic/ Scaredy Cat
Peg + Cat
- The Halloween Problem
Thomas and Friends
- Tricks & Tales
- Spooky Charms
- Secrets of the Spider’s Web
- A Bat in the Brownies
- Little Howler
- Tobey’s Tricks and Treats/ Escape Wham
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