Disclosure: I am PBS KIDS ambassador and received a PBS KIDS NATURE CAT package. As always, my posts are based on my opinions and experiences.
The holidays are over and all I want to do is snuggle up under a blanket and eat some comfort food but PBS KIDS is challenging me and Dancing Hotdogs family to have a winter nature adventure!
Check out the package they sent me along with a prescreener of the all new PBS KIDS NATURE CAT special.
Premiering on January 18, 2016, the one-hour special has four new episodes with Daisy, Squeeks, Hal and backyard explorer extraordinaire Nature Cat as they;
“Stream and Shout” − Nature Cat goes to his Nature Curiosity List for inspiration and finds number 73: “Where do streams begin?” This seemingly simple question leads the gang on an action-packed adventure, as they follow the stream uphill, exploring new environments and meeting all sorts of friendly critters. When they finally find out where the stream begins, they are whoa-ho-ho amazed!
Curriculum: Streams start out as runoff from rain or snow and flow into larger and larger bodies of water, eventually reaching the ocean.
“Hal’s Day Off” − After a silly mishap leaves Hal alone in the big city (well, he does have his chew-toy Mr. Chewinsky with him), it’s up to Nature Cat, Squeeks and Daisy to make their way to the city and find Hal! Tally ho! Even though Hal is having so much fun sightseeing, he will need to get home somehow. When Nature Cat, Squeeks and Daisy can’t locate Hal, they turn for help to animals that they never even knew lived in the city!
Curriculum: Different kinds of wild animals can survive and even thrive in city neighborhoods.
“Tally Ho! A Rainbow” − After a rainstorm (Nature Cat is sure glad it’s over!), Daisy wants to capture a picture of a rainbow for her Granny Bunny, who just loves rainbows! But finding a rainbow is easier said than done, as the four friends trek all over in search of it!
Curriculum: Just after a rainstorm, when the sun comes out, you can stand with your back to it and look for a rainbow in the sky.
“Travelin’ Seeds” − When Daisy finds a beautiful flower in her garden that she didn’t plant, it’s up to Nature Cat and his pals to find out where the flower came from. Their investigation leads them through the park and into the woods, where the clues show them that seeds can actually travel far distances and grow where they land.
Curriculum: Some plants make seeds that will travel to new growing places to continue the plants’ cycle of life.
With each episode my kids always want to go outside and with their new magnifying glass, compass and other PBS KIDS outdoor activities we will definitely be having our own nature investigation and discovery.
Some NATURE CAT printables to inspire fun during the winter months.
Along with premiere new NATURE CAT digital content like “Racing Rapids,” an online game, new badge and “Build a Sailboat” DIY activity will be available on pbskids.org/naturecat.
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