Odd Squad focuses on two young agents, Olive and Otto, who are part of Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to save the day whenever something unusual happens in their town. A math concept is embedded in each of their cases, as Olive and Otto work together to problem-solve and set things right. Odd Squad is developed for kids ages 5-8 by Sinking Ship Entertainment and The Fred Rogers Company.
Nationally, the new series premieres on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 7:57 a.m.on Pioneer Public TV with a special one-hour broadcast. The series will air weekdays following its premiere on Pioneer Public TV at 6:00 a.m. and at 3:30 p.m.
The program also features an ODD SQUAD website (pbskids.org/oddsquad) that offers a variety of engaging games, activities and videos for kids, as well as parent and caregiver resources. Children can sign up to become Odd Squad agents online and earn rewards as they play math games inspired by the series.
“We are thrilled to be able to bring this very funny yet educational new series for older kids,” said Shirley Schwarz, Program Director for Pioneer. “The same people who developed Daniel Tiger and Mr. Rogers Neighborhood were behind developing this program and it is something that is sure to become a big hit.”