The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 3+

Funny feline makes natural science fun for kids.

Parents say

age 5+

Based on 18 reviews

Kids say

age 5+

Based on 21 reviews

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age 3+

Educational and Entertaining

I have always been impressed with this show. Like many children’s shows that my daughter has been interested in, I screened it first to make sure that it was up to my standards. I was pleasantly surprised. It has elements of the original books, which is nice because I can tie them in with our bedtime stories, and it is allowing my child to be exposed to her STEM interests at a young age. There is a focus on safety as the children explore and it is understood that the Cat is the adult in the situation who is responsible for supervising the kids. I love how the imaginative world that they explore is always left behind before the fix a real world problem, so the children begin to learn the difference between real and imaginary while still using their imagination to solve the tasks ahead of them.

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age 3+

It's stupid...

There's way better shows out there that teach kids more than this show pretends to do. It's way too hyper as if the voice cast is under the influence of illegal drugs/uppers. I don't mind hyper shows, but this show is not just hyper, it's manic and crazed. It has a very frenzied pace, even when compared to non educational kids shows. The Cat behaves in a very creepy and disturbing fashion that screams pedophilia. The mothers don't seem to be paying attention to their kids when they request to go places with the Cat in the Hat. It's just not a good show. It's too hyper for the target audience of 2 to 6 year olds and just too loud and obnoxious for adults, even those who adore cartoons and children's shows like myself. There may be people who might find this enjoyable, but I personally don't like it and I find it irritating and my child has picked up the habit of talking at a high level of volume. Yes, my child has picked up being loud and obnoxious from this show.
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