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Ubongo Kids

Saturday – 11:30am

Filled with music and games, Ubongo Kids follows the problem-solving adventures of five friends exploring the fun of math & science with the help of Mama Ndege and the forest animals in this educational cartoon from Tanzania. 


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Season 1
  • Season 1 | Episode 1 
    Mathematical Bird
    The rats have destroyed Mzee Kigo's field, but Kibena has a plan to save it. Can she use her math knowledge to move the rats to a new home? Kibena and Kiduchu meet mysterious and mathematical bird.
  • Season 1 | Episode 2 
    Math to the Rescue
    Kiduchu proves that girls can play football as well as boys, but when the ball lands in Mzee's yard, math skills are needed to get it back! Kiduchu owes 4 bananas to repay her debts, but when her bananas are stolen will her math skills catch the culprit?.
  • Season 1 | Episode 3 
    Numbers Parade
    The Ubongo Kids have gathered for a jump-rope competition. Ngedere seems like the sure winner, but the kids have a plan of their own... after all, there is strength in numbers! Kiduchu dreams of becoming a soldier one day, but will she master the complicated multiplication parade?
  • Season 1 | Episode 4 
    Fish Billionaire
    Koba thinks catching fish could be his path to becoming a billionaire, but first he must learn to divide the fish evenly with his fellow fishermen... and then how to raise fish himself! Will he still want to be a billionaire when he's finished?
  • Season 1 | Episode 5 
    Fruity Fractions
    Ngedere the monkey wants to set up a fruit-stall, so he can make money to buy his favorite food... pilau! Kibena and Kiduchu decide to help him out, but soon discover that you must know a lot about fractions to sell fruit!
  • Season 1 | Episode 6 
    Decimal Solution
    A motorcyclist introduces Ngedere to a cool new radio station... but he can't seem to find it again. Kibena and Kiduchu use their knowledge of decimals to help him figure it out.
  • Season 1 | Episode 7 
    Decimals Down
    The kids have lost their ball again, but this time it's fallen down the well! They need 5.8 meters of rope to reach it, but with no rope around, they'll have to get creative!
  • Season 1 | Episode 8 
    The Big Vote
    The Soccer Club has a match, but the team doesn't have a captain. In true Ubongo Kids style, they use percentages to find their leader. Kibena helps Bibi sell pumpkins, but they forget to save seeds for next year! Luckily, Tiny Tembo is there to help.
  • Season 1 | Episode 9 
    Animal Race
    It's time for the annual animal race! The Ubongo Kids organize a big race for the animals. They encounter a Magic Clock who has a challenge for them.
  • Season 1 | Episode 10 
    Mosquito Army
    A mosquito army is threatening the village of Kokotoa. Kiduchu is determined to get to the bottom of the problem, and help the community protect themselves from malaria.
  • Season 1 | Episode 11 
    Math Music
    It's time for the Kokotoa Forest music competition! The animals will sing original songs and the kids will judge, but who will win?
  • Season 1 | Episode 12 
    Animal Graphs
    The animals argue over who will get Mzee Kigo's extra fruit, so Kibena, Kiduchu, Koba and Baraka step in to help. But can they make sense of the graphs they need to organize the fruit?
  • Season 1 | Episode 13 
    We the Children
    Kibena and the animals find a special screen in the forest, showing real kids! The kids share their experiences and how they use math in everyday life.
Season 2
  • Season 2 | Episode 1 
    How Do I Grow?
    Baraka wants to be a basketball champion. His dream seems impossible unless he can grow taller, but growing is easier said than done.
  • Season 2 | Episode 2 
    Battle of the Body Parts
    A leg injury forces Koba to sit out of the football match, and he wishes he could give up any other body part to get his leg back to health! This prompts Mama Ndege to set up a special game for the Ubongo Kids!
  • Season 2 | Episode 3 
    Measure to Treasure
    Mama Ndege tells the kids about a treasure that was hidden long ago, and they set off on a treasure hunt. But the clues sure are tricky!
  • Season 2 | Episode 4 
    Giraffe Party
    It's Uncle T's birthday, but he has no other giraffes to celebrate it with! The kids plan a surprise party for him.
  • Season 2 | Episode 5 
    See the World
    The kids are playing a game of hide and seek, but when dark sets in it seems like the game is over... unless Bundi the owl can find them in the dark with her big eyes!
  • Season 2 | Episode 6 
    Play the Music
    It's time for the Kokotoa Music Competition, but the instruments have gone missing! The kids help Mama Ndege and the other animals figure out how to make their own instruments!
  • Season 2 | Episode 7 
    We Can Be
    Kids dream of becoming singers and vets and presidents... and what's stopping them? The Ubongo Kids put on a play to show the people of Kokotoa Village why kids should dream BIG!
  • Season 2 | Episode 8 
    The Curious Blood Cells
    When Baraka cuts his knee at a football match, we take a crazy journey into his body to meet Rafiki, the red blood cell! Both Rafiki and Baraka need to learn about teamwork if they're going to make it through this match!
  • Season 2 | Episode 9 
    Beads for Business
    Tiny Tembo wants to be independent and run his own business. When he comes across a box of beads, he and Kibena decide to sell necklaces and bracelets.
  • Season 2 | Episode 10 
    Grapes Go Missing
    Delicious, juicy grapes are the perfect food for a party... that is, if you have enough of them! As more and more grapes go missing, Kibena has to use her brain to make sure the party isn't a flop.
  • Season 2 | Episode 11 
    Animal Olympics
    The kids have prepared a mini-Olympics for the animals of Kokotoa. But it's complicated hosting a competition between such different animals, from elephants and frogs, to birds and giraffes!
  • Season 2 | Episode 12 
    Painting Squares
    Kibena accidentally spills a bucket of paint all over her Bibi's wall! Can the kids use their knowledge of area to fix it before Bibi gets home?
  • Season 2 | Episode 13 
    The Real Ubongo Kids
    In this special episode of Ubongo Kids, Mama Ndege and friends visit real kids, and we learn about what THEY love to learn!
Season 3
  • Season 3 | Episode 1 
    I Need a Miracle
    A competition to win a video camera catches Koba's eye. If he can find Dr. Nondo, the mysterious miracle-maker, he could win the competition, but he’ll have to learn to skip-count to cross ponds and forests to reach Dr. Nondo's secret hideout.
  • Season 3 | Episode 2 
    An Equal Chance to Play
    The animals play a game of coco-net - all but Kaka Kobe. The animals claim Kaka Kobe can't play because he's a tortoise. It's only when they learn about greater-than and less-than in math, that they realize people (and animals!) are equal!
  • Season 3 | Episode 3 
    Let's Go Swimming!
    It's Saturday Swimming Day in Kokotoa! But a new 'No Swimming' sign appears at the swimming pond. Litter, crocodiles or poor sanitation - it's up to Baraka, Kiduchu, Koba, Amani and Kibena to find out what is stopping their swimming!
  • Season 3 | Episode 4 
    A Helping Hand
    Baraka learns all about the animal kingdom when he meets little, lost Luwi and heads into the forest to help him find his mother.
  • Season 3 | Episode 5 
    Episode 5
    Ngedere hitches a ride with some very STRANGE strangers and finds himself trapped in space. Luckily Kiduchu - a budding astronaut - along with Kibena and Amani are willing to explore the solar system in order to bring Ngedere back down to Earth.
  • Season 3 | Episode 6 
    Episode 6
    Reading maps can be very tricky, especially if you're a monkey like Ngedere. Fortunately Baraka is on hand, and he knows all about growing your brain to learn new skills.
  • Season 3 | Episode 7 
    Episode 7
    It's a hot day and the kids are in charge of watering Mzee Kigo's cabbages. But the water in the tank seems to be disappearing! Amani shows off her curious side as she tries to solve the mystery, and learns all about the water cycle along the way!
  • Season 3 | Episode 8 
    Episode 8
    A new school assignment has got Kibena puzzled - what is her purpose in studying math? To figure it out, she'll have to learn what purpose is, and how it can help us in life.
  • Season 3 | Episode 9 
    Turbulent Times
    Kokotoa Primary School has been given a computer. But without electricity, the computer is useless! Koba has a plan to build his own wind turbine to generate electricity. With feedback from his friends, they might be able to use the computer!
  • Season 3 | Episode 10 
    Power It Clean
    Clean energy? Dirty Energy? What's the difference? Koba finds out for himself when Uncle T starts coughing uncontrollably and can't tell the kids his exciting news.
  • Season 3 | Episode 11 
    The Money Tree
    A rumour of a money tree is spreading through Kokotoa. Is it really true? To get to the bottom of it, Kiduchu, Kibena, Baraka and Koba must figure out WHO the information came from, and WHY they wrote it.
  • Season 3 | Episode 12 
    Code for Peace
    Ants have been pestering the villagers of Kokotoa, and now the locals have had enough. They want to start a war! Kibena will have to use her peace-keeping skills and learn the code-language of the ants fast before a fight begins!
  • Season 3 | Episode 13 
    We the Children
    After many exciting adventures, we hear back from our Ubongo Kids audience!