Posted 01 Sep 2010
The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About That!, a new series that will support science and learning for preschoolers, will premiere on the Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) Monday, Sept. 6, at 7:30 a.m.
Voiced by award-winning actor Martin Short, Dr. Seusss The Cat in the Hat guides friends Sally and Nick with a little help from the Fish, Thing 1 and Thing 2 on fun-filled adventures where they make natural-science discoveries, from how bees make honey to why owls sleep during the day.
The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About That! was created in response to recent findings that children graduating from kindergarten are less prepared to learn about science than about other subjects. The series supports young childrens science learning by introducing scientific inquiry skills, teaching core science concepts and vocabulary, and preparing preschoolers for kindergarten and first grade science curriculum. A team of science and early childhood experts developed the curriculum for all of the first seasons 40 episodes.
Kids favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life on screen in this zany adventure that will spark a love of learning and an interest in science, PBS Senior Vice President of Childrens Media Lesli Rotenberg said. We are on a mission to cultivate positive views about science and scientists among the next generation the American children who will become tomorrows innovators.
Produced by Portfolio Entertainment Inc. and Collingwood OHare Productions, in association with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, Random House Childrens Entertainment, Treehouse and PBS Kids, The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About That! is based on Random Houses best-selling Beginner Book collection, The Cat in the Hats Learning Library. San Francisco public television station KQED-TV is the national presenting station.
The Cat in the Hat Knows a lot About That! will air weekdays at 7:30 a.m. and repeat at 1:30 p.m. on AETN.
The Arkansas Educational Television Network (AETN) is Arkansass statewide public television network that enhances lives by providing lifelong learning opportunities for people from all walks of life. AETN delivers local, award-winning productions and classic, trusted PBS programs aimed at sharing Arkansas and the world with viewers. AETN depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. For more information, visit www.aetn.org, or follow the AETN blog at www.aetn.org/engage. AETN is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), and KETZ (El Dorado).