Five days of splishing, splashing fun with the Cat in the Hat on KQED!
Summer is here, but the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally are beating the heat as they explore all things wet! In an all-new episode of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! on Monday, July 22, Sally and Nick learn how seabirds can dive deep into the water to catch their food. The aquatic adventures continue all week long, as the Cat and friends play with a river hippo, swim with manatees and explore coral reefs. It’s all part of the PBS KIDS summer learning initiative. Airs July 22-26 at 8:30am on KQED 9 and at 3:00pm on KQED Plus. Check upcoming broadcasts here.
Monday, July 22: New episode!
Dive Swim Scoop – There’s a frog in Nick and Sally’s pool! They have to get him out but can’t catch him. Cat’s good friend Penny the Pelican can teach them how to catch things in water! Along the way they meet a gannett who shows them how he dives deep into the water to catch his food and a cormorant that zigs and zags through the water to catch hers. But that won’t help them catch the frog in their shallow pool. They finally find Penny and watch how she scoops with her big bill, like a net! Now Nick and Sally know how they can rescue the frog in their pool.
Tuesday, July 23
Fun in the Sun – Phew it’s hot! Too hot to play outside. Not according to The Cat! His friend Hilda the Hippo knows all about having fun in the sun. A visit to Muddymoo River teaches them that hippos make their very own sunscreen to protect them from the hot sun. Now that they all have their sunscreen on, it’s time for some fun in the sun!
Wednesday, July 24
Manatees and Mermaids – Sally and Nick are pretending to swim, but why not go for a real swim asks the Cat! Off to the Glippydrippy Gulf to meet Matilda the Manatee and her son Marlin. Matilda and Marlon teach their guests how to swim slowly and gracefully. Until they hear the sound of a boat motor! Those can be dangerous for manatees, but luckily the Cat, Nick and Sally help their new friends to stay safe. And when they get back home, Nick and Sally will be sure to tell everyone to “Slow down for manatees!”
Thursday, July 25
How Cool is Coral – The Cat needs help! He needs to get his fish friend Ting Tang Tony back to his family. Off to Scoobamareen they go! Tony and Cat got distracted while he was drawing pictures of the beautiful coral that’s all around them. Using Cat’s drawings as a map, they swim to get Tony back home. Along the way they meet little polyps that live in the coral and learn that they actually helped to make it! They learn about how long it takes to make and how delicate it is. Luckily they soon find Tony’s family and they’re reunited. Back home Nick and Sally make their own coral drawings, cause you never know when the Cat might need help again!
Friday, July 26
Water Walkers – Nick and Sally are waiting for Mom to come back so they can play in the pool. Cat suggests that playing on water is even more fun! But how? A trip to Splishy Splashy Pond to meet Walker the water strider will show them. Walker shows how he’s able to stay on top of the water with the help of air bubbles as he journeys to the other side of the pond. Back at home, Sally and Nick are ready travel to the other side of the pool!
WANT TO MEET THE CAT IN THE HAT?
You can! KQED is bringing our favorite Dr. Seuss character to the California Academy of Sciences on Tuesday, July 23rd and Sunday, July 28th. It’s the purrr-fect time to visit! Participate in water-themed activities, check out the Academy’s new Built for Speed exhibit, win prizes, gather for a reading from The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library (Sunday only), and take your photo with the Cat! KQED will be at the Academy on Tuesday, from 10am – 1pm and Sunday, from 11am – 5pm.
KQED MemberCard holders receive $3 off general admission at the front door. Restrictions: This offer does not apply to tickets purchased online and cannot be combined with other offers. Limit of $3 off of up to four general admission tickets.
KQED is the national presenting station of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! – one of the most-watched children’s programs in the nation.