Help your child join Sally,
Nick, and the Cat in the Hat in science explorations.
View with your child:
- your child to sing along with
the characters. The program's songs will get your child excited about
doing and learning science.
- your child to join in the
science adventures of Sally, Nick, and the Cat the Hat. Ask your child
to look at what the characters are doing and share her own ideas.
Make comments like "It looks like they are going on an exploration
to discover . . . "or "How do you think they will find out about .
. . ?"
- your child's reactions to the
show and listen to her questions and comments. They may give you ideas
for family explorations and adventures you could do that will extend
your child's learning.
After you view:
- questions that help your child
recall and think about the program, such as "What did you like best
about what Sally, Nick, and the Cat in the Hat found out . . . ?"
Share excitement and interest with your child by making comments like"Wow,
I didn't know that . . . " and "I wonder if . . . ."
- connections between the show and
your child's own observations or explorations by saying "I remember
when we went on an adventure and . . . " or asking "How do you think
the Cat's adventure was like the time when we . . . ?"
- Use the
on this website to engage your child in her own science explorations.
- Encourage your child to model herself after Sally, Nick, and the
Cat in the Hat-by noticing when she asks questions or engages in trying
to find out something interesting: "It looks like you are doing an
investigation just as Sally did! Tell me about it!"
- Encourage your child to draw pictures about his favorite part of
The Cat in the Hat adventure.
- Encourage your child to repeat The Cat in the Hat rhymes and make
up his own rhymes.
- Share a variety of books about the topic, including non-fiction
books. Recommended science books for young children are included in
each activity and in
- See The Cat in the Hat's for more