Summer is in full swing and The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! is bringing all things creepy and crawly into your living room! Tune into WETA Kids and WETA TV26 July 30 – August 3, 2012 for a special The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Creepy Crawly Week! Kids will learn about snails, spiders, and other crawlers while playing along with great free activities including printables and online games that you can find on the newly renovated Cat in the Hat website.
If that’s not enough Cat for you, meet the creative minds behind The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! Tuesday July 31, 2012 at 3:00pm Random House will host a live stream discussion with Kate Klimo, Production Executive for The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! and Scott Gordon, Senior Manager, Creative Development Digital Publishing at Random House Children’s Books! They’ll talk about the show, the new Dr. Seuss coloring iPad app and more!
Here are episode descriptions and air dates for Creepy Crawly Week. Be sure to use all these great resources to encourage and continue the learning after the show ends!
For more about watching TV with kids, check out our blog post from last week where we share tips for an interactive televisual experience with your children!
WETA TV26 (Antenna 26.4, Cox 26 & 802, Comcast 26 & 267, FiOS 26 & 471, Dish 8076, RCN 26)
WETA Kids (Antenna 26.3, Cox 801, Comcast 266, FiOS 472, RCN 38)
“Night Lights / Go Snails Go!”
WETA KIDS Monday, July 30 9:00am & 1:30am
WETA TV26 Tuesday, July 31 8:30am
Nick, Sally, and the Cat in the Hat jump into the Thinga-ma-jigger and shrink down to visit the fireflies that live in the backyard. They learn that the fireflies communicate by flashing their lights.
Go Snails Go!
Nick, Sally and the Cat meet up with Lewis and Clark, two snails. They learn about all the different ways snails use their shells.
“Maps / Termite Towers”
WETA KIDS Tuesday, July 31 9:00am & 1:30am
WETA TV26 Wednesday, August 1 8:30am
The Cat takes Nick and Sally on a real pirate adventure by following a treasure map! Maps show the location of landmarks and natural features.
Sally and Nick just can’t seem to keep their block tower from toppling over. The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet some expert tower builders: the termites!
“Reindeer Games / Along Came a Spider”
WETA KIDS Wednesday, August 1 9:00am & 1:30am
WETA TV26 Thursday, August 2 8:30am
Nick and Sally can’t find their sled that’s buried under the snow. Cat’s friend Magnus the reindeer shows them how he digs with his feet and shovels snow with his antlers.
Along Came a Spider
Cat’s friend Mabel is a spider who knows all about weaving and teaches Nick and Sally how to weave a web. Spiders build webs to catch their prey.
“Secret Super Digger / Pucker Up and Blow”
WETA KIDS Thursday, August 2 9:00am & 1:30am
WETA TV26 Friday, August 3 8:30am
Secret Super Digger
Super digger - Diggery the earthworm shows Nick, Sally, and Cat how worms supply nutrients to plants with their castings (compost), as well as how their tunnels enrich the soil with air and water.
Pucker Up and Blow
Nick and Sally are trying to whistle but they just can’t seem to get it right! The Cat takes them to visit his friend, Rocky the Winter Wren, who is an expert whistler. Practice makes perfect!
“Amazing Eyes / Water Walkers”
WETA KIDS Friday, August 3 9:00am & 1:30am
WETA TV26 Monday, August 6 8:30am
With the help of three different animals with very different ways of seeing, Nick, Sally, and Cat find Katie the guinea pig and discover a guinea pig’s favorite game – hide and seek! Different animals have different kinds of vision.
Nick, Sally, and Cat take a trip to Splishy Splashy Pond to meet Walker the Water Strider who shows how he’s able to stay on top of the water with the help of air bubbles.