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Mark Dr. Seuss's birthday with a birthday cat-ebration

Written by witf | Feb 19, 2014 10:16 AM

This March, witf will premiere a week of new adventures with the Cat in the Hat to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. “Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Cat-ebration” kicks off on Monday, March 3 at 7:30 a.m., with the debut of a one-hour THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! special from PBS KIDS. New half-hour episodes also premiere on Tuesday, March 4, and Wednesday, March 5 at 7:30 a.m.

The new episodes follow the Cat, Nick and Sally as they explore a variety of animal attributes: from the benefits of crickets’ chirps and birds’ feathers, to the mimic octopus’ remarkable ability to imitate other sea creatures. Viewers also learn how glass is made, how multi-legged creatures walk and how cotton is spun into fabric.

As part of the “Cat-ebration,” PBS KIDS has also launched a new, mobile-friendly THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! game: “Marbleous Marvel Coaster.” Available at pbskids.org/catinthehat, “Marbleous Marvel Coaster” allows kids to create their own Seussian rollercoasters using open-ended play and engineering skills. In the game, Nick and Sally are buckled inside a giant marble and ready to roll – as soon as you create the track! Learn about the physics of springs, ramps and funnels as kids create their own unique track for Nick and Sally to take a ride on.

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