Sometimes, I’m amazed at just how perceptive my cat is. The minute the last child is put to bed for the night and the doors are closed, she appears by my side for some undivided attention. Pretty savvy. And she’s not the only feline who’s as sharp as her claws. Everyone’s favorite Dr. Seuss character is coming to PBS Kids with a brand new series that premieres this Labor Day, September 6. Set your DVR to watch “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!,” an animated TV show (with Martin Short as the voice of The Cat) that is bound to intrigue preschoolers about all things science. From explaining why owls sleep at night, to how bees make honey, this program will be covering a lot of ground for curious ones. After a summer of being coach potatoes, we’re looking forward to getting back into the learning groove.
In a Nutshell: Curiosity didn’t kill this cat. If your kid’s got a thing for science, let him join Thing 1 and Thing 2 (and the Cat in the Hat, of course) on these educational adventures. Safety goggles aren’t necessary.