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Episode 101
101 Adventure 1
Show Me the Honey

Synopsis:
Sally and Nick have run out of honey! Luckily the Cat knows just where to go to get more. They visit Queen Priscilla Buzzoo who invites them to join in the bee dance to learn how to make honey.
Educational Objective
Bees collect nectar to make honey and have a special dance to tell each other locations of the best flowers from which to collect nectar.
101 Adventure 2
Migration Vacation

Synopsis:
The purple martin swallow that lives in Sally's backyard has gone missing! The Cat, with the help of a variety of forest creatures, help Nick and Sally track down the bird, and learn how and why birds migrate.
Educational Objective
When the cold winter makes it hard to find food, some birds fly far away -or migrate - to warmer places where there's more food.

Related Game
Migration Adventure

Related Activity
Feeding & Observing Birds

Episode 102
102 Adventure 1
I Love the Nightlife

Synopsis:
Nick wants to stay awake all night. Good thing the Cat needs help finding his favorite hat that he lost in the forest of Wagamaroo! The Cat takes Nick and Sally on a nocturnal adventure, along the way meeting a variety of animals that stay up all night!
Educational Objective
Nocturnal animals - like the owl, the bat and the opossum - sleep during the day and hunt for food at night using specialized skills.

Related Activity
Exploring Our Senses
102 Adventure 2
Oh Give Me a Home!

Synopsis:
Nick has a super-duper special shell and Sally wants one, too! The Cat in the Hat takes them on an adventure to the beach where they meet Tucker, a hermit crab, who is also looking for a new shell because he's grown too big for his. A seaside fashion show gives both Tucker and Sally super duper special shells!
Educational Objective
When Hermit Crabs outgrow their shells, they have to find a new one that's strong and the right size.

Episode 103
103 Adventure 1
Many Ants Make Light Work

Synopsis:
Nick and Sally are trying to put up a tent in their backyard but it's not working! Nick is pulling when Sally is pushing and it's just making a giant heap! Good thing the Cat knows a million- trillion friends who are experts at teamwork! He whisks the kids off to visit an ant colony where Nick and Sally learn that team-work makes almost anything possible.
Educational Objective
An ant colony is made up of many individuals who all work together to get a job done.
103 Adventure 2
Nest Best Thing

Synopsis:
Nick and Sally have found some bird eggs in their backyard, but their nest is destroyed. Where are they going to keep them? The Cat in the Hat brings them to an expert nest builder, Mrs. Robin, who shows the children how to build a nest especially for the homeless eggs.
Educational Objective
How the American Robin builds its nest using twigs, grass, and mud.

Episode 104
104 Adventure 1
A Plan for Sand

Synopsis:
Nick and Sally are playing in their sandbox, but there's not enough room for them to build their castles. The Cat arrives to take them to the biggest sandbox they'll ever see! In the desert, they meet Carmela the Camel who teaches them about how camels are adapted to live in the dry, sandy climate.
Educational Objective
Camels' bodies are perfectly adapted to life in a dry, sandy desert. Their eyelashes keep sand out of their eyes, their wide feet help them walk on top of the sand, and their humps store fat when food is hard to find.
104 Adventure 2
Whale Music

Synopsis:
Nick and Sally have made a song to sing to their moms, but they can't get the ending quite right. The Cat in the Hat takes them to meet the best singing teacher in the world, Humphrey the Humpback Whale! While bobbing in the ocean, Humphrey teaches the kids that whales communicate by singing, and that it's not how you sing that matters, but what you're saying in the song. The kids return home to delight their mothers with their song!
Educational Objective
Whales communicate with one another by "singing." Also, they use their blow-holes to breathe, and can jump out of the water in a maneuver called "breaching".

Episode 105
105 Adventure 1
Flower Power

Synopsis:
Sally's mom has a cold, so Sally wants to pick her some colorful flowers to make her feel better. The Cat in the Hat takes Nick and Sally to the forest of Flora-Fah-Zoom where they meet three different creatures that all depend on flowers to live. Sally decides to make her mother a picture of the flowers they have encountered in Flora-Fah-Zoom instead of picking a flower that animals need in order to survive.
Educational Objective
Flowers aren't just pretty. Some creatures need them for food, water, or a place to live.

Related Game
Flower Finder

Related Activity
Exploring Flowers
105 Adventure 2
Snowman's Land

Synopsis:
Sally and Nick have just finished making a statue of the Cat in the Hat out of snow, but it's starting to melt! Good thing the Cat knows where to take the melting snowcat: to the cold and snowy north! In the arctic, the kids skate on a frozen lake, make snow sculptures, and learn that water can freeze and melt when it's cold or warm outside. Because it's getting warmer back home, they leave their snowcat sculpture there so they can come back and visit him!
Educational Objective
When water gets cold, it freezes into snow or ice. When ice or snow get warm, they melt into water.

Related Game
Thing 1 & Thing 2's Weather Transformer

Related Activity
Exploring Weather

Episode 106
106 Adventure 1
Dress Up Day

Synopsis:
Nick and Sally are playing dress-up, but oh, no! Sally's princess dress has torn, and mom doesn't have any silk thread to fix it. The Cat takes them to his good friend Mindy, the silk caterpillar. Mindy shows them how she makes silk. Sally uses the silk thread to fix her swirly-twirly princess dress!
Educational Objective
Calletta silk caterpillars make silk and transform into silk moths, by eating leaves, spinning silk, making a cocoon, and napping inside.
106 Adventure 2
Bathtime

Synopsis:
Nick and Sally have been playing in the mud, and now they need to get clean! The Cat in the Hat knows some friends who have some very wonderful ways to bathe! In Bana Bana Savanah, they meet three different animals who all keep clean in very different ways. Even though it's fun to try bathing the way the animals do, Sally and Nick decide that good old soap and water works best for them!
Educational Objective
Some animals clean themselves in surprising ways: sparrows take dust baths; lions lick their fur, and hippos allow ox-peckers to peck bugs off their hides.

Episode 107
Trees Company
Trees Company

Synopsis:
Sally and Nick are playing up in their tree house when Nick's mom calls them in for lunch. Nick wonders what it would be like to stay up in that tree all the time! The Cat in the Hat knows! Or at least he has friends that do. In the Jimmer-Jammer Jungle the kids learn how different animals spend their entire lives in trees. As neat as that is, there's one thing those trees don't have, and that's mom's home cooking!
Educational Objective
Some creatures - like the boa constrictor, squirrel monkey, and the red-eyed tree frog - live their whole lives in trees.

Related Activity
Exploring Animals in Trees
Now You See Me
Now You See Me

Synopsis:
Nick and Sally are playing hide-and-seek, but Sally keeps getting found! The Cat takes the kids to meet the best hider ever, his friend Gecko! Through a game of hide- -go-seek in the jungle, the kids learn how Gecko not only hides, but how he runs and climbs. Now Sally knows how to camouflage herself so she won't be so easily found!
Educational Objective
Some animals - like the Satanic Leaf-Tail Gecko - hide by blending in with their surroundings, a method known as camouflage.

Related Game
Now You See Me, Now You Don't

Related Activity
Exploring Animal Camouflage

Episode 108
Rain Game
Rain Game

Synopsis:
Sally wants to water the plants in her backyard, but it's hot and sunny outside. They need rain, and lots of it! Good thing the Cat in the Hat knows exactly where to go to get some: the rain forest! With the assistance of some toucans and the singing of howler monkeys, they explore each level of the rain forest, eventually reaching the top and the rain!
Educational Objective
There are different layers of the rainforest and the tree canopy acts like a giant umbrella, preventing the rain from reaching the ground. We meet some of the creatures who live in the canopy: Toucans and Howler Monkeys (who howl when it rains.)
No SSSWeater is Better
No SSSweater is Better

Synopsis:
Nick has grown out of his favorite sweater but he doesn't want to part with it. The Cat in the Hat has a friend with the exact same problem! He brings them to meet Slyde the snake who shows Nick and Sally how he sheds his skin when it gets too small for him.
Educational Objective
As a snake grows too big for its skin, it must shed it to reveal a newer, sleeker coat of skin.

Episode 109
A Tale About Tails
A Tale About Tails

Synopsis:
Nick and Sally are playing "Pin the Tail on the Donkey", when they wish they had tails of their own! Well, it just so happens that the Cat knows a lot about tails! He brings them to the Jungle of Wagga-Tag-Tail where they meet a number of animals with very different tails. With the help of an ingenious machine, Nick and Sally get to test out all of these tails for themselves and they learn that different tails can do different things!
Educational Objective
Some animals - like the white capuchin monkey, quetzal, and rattlesnake - use their tails in different ways, including grabbing things, showing off to attract others, and sending a signal to other animals.
Sticky Situation
Sticky Situation

Synopsis:
Sally and Nick are playing the drums on overturned buckets when Nick breaks his drumstick! Luckily, the Cat knows someone who is a stick expert, his friend Betty Beaver! She finds Nick the perfect drumstick, but when her dam springs a leak, Nick, Sally and the Cat help her fix it, using Nick's new stick. He doesn't have a stick anymore, but Nick learns an even better way to drum: using a home-made beaver tail!
Educational Objective
North American Beavers use sticks and mud to build a dam that stops the flow of water to create a large, safe pond to swim in.

Episode 110
Night Lights
Night Lights

Synopsis:
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. 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!
Educational Objective
Fireflies have natural "lights" in their bodies, which they flash on and off to find each other in the dark.
Go Snails Go!
Go Snails Go!

Synopsis:
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 makeshift shells, the kids learn about all the different ways snails use their shells.
Educational Objective
Snails use their shells for protection against predators and weather.

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