THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! Creepy Crawley Week WXXI Kids Summer Reading Program

THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! Creepy Crawley Week WXXI Kids Summer Reading Program

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 8:30am - Fri, 08/03/2012 - 2:30pm



Credit: Courtesy of Series copyright 2010, CITH Productions, Inc. and Red Hat Animation, Limited. Underlying characters copyright 1957, 1985 Dr. Seuss Enterprises, L.P.

When School's Out The Learning Doesn't Stop!

During the summer, WXXI Kids' helps to prevent the “summer slide” by focusing on literacy with 10 weeks of themed programming, online resources, video clips and episodes, apps, online games and activities. Each week will feature reading-related episodes from different PBS KIDS series on TV and new postings of related resources, games and apps at the WXXI Education site.


CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS ALOT ABOUT THAT“Creepy Crawley Week” kicks off on July 30-August 3rd at 8:30am & 2:30pm each day on WXXI-TV 21.1 Cable 11/1011


Check out online games and videos at PBS KIDS CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS ALOT ABOUT THAT site

Free Cat In the Hat Knows Alot About That Episode Download from I-Tunes this week! (FREE ONLY For the Week of July 30th) Download Episode


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Episode Descriptions:

THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT! “Creepy Crawley Week” – Starts July 30 at 8:30am and 2:30pm


“Night Lights/Go Snails Go!” – July 30

Nick and Sally are making shadow puppets with the Cat in the Hat, but the batteries in the flashlight have gone out! They jump into the Thingamajigger and shrink down to visit the fireflies that live in the backyard. There they learn that the fireflies communicate by flashing their lights. And when the fireflies provide the light the kids need, the shadow puppet show can continue!


Nick, Sally and the Cat have been invited along on a snail expedition! They jump into the Thingamajigger and shrink down to meet up with Lewis and Clark, the two snails leading the way! As they travel through the forest of Slippity-Goo, having fun sliding in their own shells, the kids learn about all the different ways snails use their shells.


“Maps/Termite Towers” – July 31

Nick and Sally are pretending to be pirates. The Cat takes them on a real pirate adventure by following a treasure map! They use landmarks to find their way to a real pirate treasure: parchment paper and ink pens to make their own pirate maps!


Sally and Nick just can't seem to keep their block tower from toppling over.  The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet some expert tower builders: the termites!  After shrinking down to bug-size, they learn from Terry termite how to build a tower that won't wiggle and wobble.  With some engineering tips from a termite, Sally and Nick can build their block tower higher than before!


“Reindeer Games/Along Came a Spider” – August 1

Nick and Sally can't find their sled that's buried under the snow. Cat's friend Magnus the reindeer is great at finding things in the snow.  Off they go to the Jingly Bell Forest where Magnus shows them how he digs with his feet and shovels snow with his antlers.  And when Nick and Sally find Magnus' old antlers, they can shovel snow now too and find their sled!


Nick and Sally are playing soccer when their ball goes through a hole in their net.  Luckily Cat's friend Mabel is a spider who knows all about weaving - maybe she can help them!  Mabel, with the help of Cat and a song, teach Nick and Sally how to weave a web.  Back at home, they use Mabel's advice and fix their net, and just in time for Cat to score a goal!


“Secret Super Digger/Pucker Up and Blow” – August 2

Sally is trying to grow a flower for her mom, but it just won't grow.  Time to see Finola!  At Finola's Farm, she introduces Cat, Sally and Nick to her secret super digger - Diggery the earthworm.  Diggery shows them how plant roots need water, air, and compost, which Diggery helps to make.  Sally's flower is sure to grow once she gets some of her own secret super diggers to help!


Nick and Sally are trying to whistle but they just can't seem to get it right!  The Cat takes them to visit his friend, Rocky the Winter Wren, who is an expert whistler.  Rocky, and his son Ricky, offer this advice: if you want to whistle, start with one note and practice.


“Amazing Eyes/Water Walkers” – August 3

Sally and Nick are trying to guess which game Harvey the guinea pig might like to play with them.  The Cat takes them to meet his friend Katie the Cavy, a wild guinea pig.  But when they try to ask her, she playfully runs off!  With the help of three different animals with very different ways of seeing, they finally find Katie and discover a guinea pig's favorite game - hide and seek!


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!