Parents' Guide to

Nature Cat

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 5+

House cat's adventures inspire kids to get out and play.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 4+

Based on 29 parent reviews

age 4+

Still trying to figure it out

Maybe it's just me, but the characters are annoying (and loud) and the usual lesson included in these shows is hard to find. It seems like the message is to explore nature, but my toddler doesn't need a show to tell her that. She has no interest in the show and I find it hard to get through.
age 2+

Well........

ok first the characters Nature cat: well, he is a pretty straightforward character, that's all The dog: ya, he is an incredibly stupid character (I understand he is supposed to be the character who asks the questions) appearing to look the oldest, he acts the stupidest of all. The mouse: my favorite character so far, she is pretty cute, but she is also kind of a girly girl at some times The bunny: again, it is my favorite character too. So she is pretty much the nerd of the group Music: after one episode, there is a short break with music. So far I've seen two, the swamp and going outside. The lyrics are supposed to teach about nature too, but the goin outside one is pretty cringey The whole show: it is very disappointing and straightforward. I reccommend wild kratts it is more unique with more adventure

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (29 ):
Kids say (16 ):

This lively series has many qualities that will appeal to kids, none more so than the exuberant titular character who finds joy in the simple acts of being outside and in the company of friends. They romp and play, get wet and dirty, and love every minute of the unstructured process. Even the most grandiose of their plans (building a rocket to go to the moon, for instance) becomes doable once their imaginations take hold.

Despite what its title might have you think, though, Nature Cat focuses more on the experience of being in nature than it does on a nuts-and-bolts education about the environment. Concepts are presented in very broad terms -- animals leave evidence behind as they go from one place to another, and there's less gravity on the moon than on Earth, for example -- so it probably will be more of a refresher course than a new chapter in your kids' learning. That said, there's lots of value in its reminders to kids that many adventures await in the great outdoors.

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