Polkaroo Counts! uses tangible materials, including fingers, to teach children to think about numbers and how they are made,” says Dr. Lynda Colgan, an early mathematics education specialist who helped develop the series. “This series captures the important notion that when it comes to mathematics, play is the engine of learning.”

“Filming with Polkaroo was like being with a movie star, with so many people stopping for pictures and a chance to express their love for this adorable character,” says senior producer Hoda Elatawi. “We can’t wait to produce another upcoming series for TVOkids — Polkaroo Reads!, which will focus on preschooler literacy.”

Watch TVOkids Original Polkaroo Counts! starting Monday, August 9 on TVOkids and stream it anytime on TVOkids.comYouTube and Roku.