Parents' Guide to

The Cat in the Hat Invents

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Try out basic STEM skills with notoriously wacky cat.

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age 5+

Based on 1 parent review

age 5+

Decent movie

There is some drinking

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Kids experiment using fun tools with characteristically zany names in an easily accessible set of games, even if things do get a bit repetitive. The Cat in the Hat and his friends are wonderful and patient guides for preschools as they explain concepts clearly and use just the right amount of silliness. For that, The Cat in the Hat Invents is a great way for preschoolers to explore engineering and experiment with problem solving. Though some repetition is great for solidifying learning, it may be a bit too much here as kids find the same obstacles -- mostly in the same places with respect to the robot's path -- over and over again. And, there's not much room for deep learning as at each obstacle kids make a simple choice of which tool to use, and where, and move on. That said, The Cat in the Hat Invents is a fun way to let fans of the companion series interact with the material in a different way. It also gives young fans and non-fans alike a basic introduction to sometimes complicated engineering concepts.

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