The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!is designed to spark a love of learning and an interest in science in preschool-aged children. Based on Random House's best-selling Beginner Book collection "The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library," the TV series and online resources are designed to encourage positive views about science and scientists among tomorrow’s citizens and innovators — and help teachers and families build communities of science explorers.
In each program, the Cat in the Hat and his friends, Sally and Nick, go on a science adventure. Each half-hour episode includes two 11-minute adventures that focus on a specific science concept, such as bird migration or animal camouflage.
You can ride the Thingamajigger with the Cat weekdays on WGCU-TV at 8:30 am. You can also click on http://pbskids.org/catinthehat/ to find favorite episodes, games and printable crafts.
Martha Speaks is designed to increase oral vocabulary – the words we use in conversation. Each story helps children understand what words mean when they hear them. The bigger a child’s oral vocabulary, the better she will comprehend words as she learns to read them. There are two kinds of vocabulary words in every episode: explicit words are defined by one of the characters in the show; implicit words are used in the story but not defined. Both types of words are used several times in each show.
This animated series airs on WGCU-TV weekdays at 7:30 am and 3:30 pm. Or go online to http://pbskids.org/martha/ to watch videos, play games or print out fun things to do.
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