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Blue Zoo adds two new Numberblocks seasons

Following the success of Numberblock’s debut season, Cbeebies has commissioned a further two seasons from Blue Zoo Animation to hit screens next year.

From the mind of Joe Elliot and Blue Zoo who previously created Alphablocks, which shot to popularity with its fun lessons in reading.

For Numberblocks, Blue Zoo worked closely with the National Council for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics (NCETM) to ensure the show delivers the essential numeracy skills that build good number sense and a solid maths foundation.

Combining this understanding with engaging animation, creative storytelling and fun songwriting has made Numberblocks a huge success, and the first series has been nominated for a BAFTA in the Children’s Learning category. 

“It has been wonderful to see how well the first series of Numberblocks has been received by the CBeebies audience," said Kay Benbow, head of Cbeebies.

"Many parents have emailed in to tell us about the love of numbers and maths that the brand has ignited in their little ones, and I’m delighted to be able to announce that I have commissioned two more series of this very successful title. I know our audience will look forward to meeting some brand new characters and going on many more adventures in Numberland.”

Joe Elliot, the award-winning creator of Numberblocks, added: “We’re thrilled by the amazing response to Numberblocks from children and their parents and we’ve got many more stories to tell, so it’s just great to have sixty more episodes to show what the Numberblocks do next. We know our young fans can’t wait to meet Eleven and friends, we’ve got some lovely new ways to see how numbers work and some surprises lined up too. We started with one little block, and I think our audience will be very excited by where we’re headed and how much they’ll discover along the way.”

Series two and three of Numberblocks will air on CBeebies in 2018, and each series will consist of 30 more five-minute episodes. 

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