Disclosure: I was sent a screener copy from the vendor in order to write up an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.
This past weekend my husband got to experience "The Cat in the Hat" for the first time. I was surprised when he asked who the Cat was after seeing it packed in Savannah's bag for our car ride to visit family over the holiday weekend. Then, I realized he was being serious and had no idea who this classic Dr. Seuss character was. We had to fix that...and, that we did, by having him watch this new DVD from NCircle Entertainment, which released on July 1st, when we arrived at my parents' home.
My husband is from El Salvador and said that they never aired Cat in the Hat shows on television when he was a child, nor did he read the many books by the same title. He had seen books I had picked up, as well as other "Cat in the Hat" DVDs around the house, but he never thought to sit down and enjoy them with the girls, until now!
After the catchy theme song and the first few minutes of the first episode, my husband was hooked. He recognized Martin Short, who lends his voice to the Cat, and loved his crazy demeanor. You had to do a double take when looking at my husband with the girls, as it looked like three kids watching the DVD...they were all getting into it, and loved every second of it!
Recently, we introduced geocaching to the girls, and have spent a few weekend afternoons taking the girls to local parks to find hidden treasures using a geocaching app we downloaded as well as maps for certain hunts. They get a kick out of hunting for hidden treasures, so the episode about the pirates and using a treasure map to find the secret treasure was a favorite among my two girls. They couldn't wait until our new geocaching trip, so that they could practice more with reading and using a treasure map. :-)
Even though the episodes that make up this new DVD release have already aired on television, fans of this hit animated series, which airs daily on PBS Kids, will still love watching them over and over again. We have only owned the DVD since last Thursday, but have already watched it a handful of times, including this AM. :-)
If you have a "Cat in the Hat" fan in your house, or are looking to add to your family's growing collection of educational DVDs to watch on rainy days or days when it is too hot to be outside, this new release is one to pick up. Each episode is action packed and filled with fun adventures that only the Cat can provide. Kids will go crazy pretending to be pirates, learning about snails and their shells, and so much more. So, don't delay in picking up a copy of this DVD and sharing it with your child(ren). My girls...and, husband...can't get enough of it! :-)
More about this recent DVD release, The Cat in the Hat Know a Lot About That: Let’s Go on an Adventure:
"In this new release from Cat in the Hat, your child will learn about how to use a map, where salmon go to lay their eggs, the many different ways that snails use their shells, and so much more!
“It’s time to go, go, go, go on an adventure.
We’re flying with the Cat in the Hat today!
Join the Cat, Nick, and Sally as they…
• Pretend to be pirates by following a treasure map—and find some treasure of their own!
• Meet Salmon Sam—and journey with her upstream to lay eggs in the same pool where she was born!
• See how trees send seeds flying through the air, floating on water, and hitching rides on animals to avoid overcrowding!
• Play sniff and seek with Whiffy the skunk (a guy with a very special smell of his own)!
• Explore the forest of Slippity-Goo with Lewis and Clark—and learn how snails use their shells!”
Episodes included on this new DVD include:
- Incredible Journey
- I See Seeds
- Sniff and Seek
- Go Snails Go!
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