Build a robot and immerse your kids in STEM learning! The Cat in the Hat Invents engages your preschooler in engineering and problem solving. Join Nick, Sally and the Cat in the Hat as they explore the world of science, working through obstacles as they overcome various engineering challenges.
Nick designed a robot which your child can customize as her very own. Kids can use stickers and patterns they find as they play through each level. They can also pick their robot’s emotion - cheerful, silly, grumpy, or sad – and watch how their robot responds.
The Cat in the Hat Invents helps your child learn STEM with the following features:
- Engineering tools in each level that help your child learn to experiment and problem solve.
- Robot voice command - kids talk and encourage their robot to continue to move towards the goal.
- Cat in the Hat button – Everyone needs a little help sometimes. Press the Cat in the Hat button for hints to help your preschooler learn more about science and engineering in a fun way.
PreK STEM games are fun when you explore four new worlds with your robot:
Machinea-ma-Zoo: Pulleys and levers galore let you learn STEM and more! Play with these simple machines and interact with your robot to help him move through each obstacle.
Odds-n-Endsville: Learn how various material properties work. How do soft and hard materials react? Find out as you test and solve problems to help your robot to the finish line.
Windnasium: Discover the strength of wind power with your Robot. Construct and experiment new ways to use wind to move your robot along the course.
Coldsnap Island: Learn how ice is nice for STEM learning. Your child will find out quickly with her robot that things move differently on ice. Find out how to move your robot through the icy obstacles as you design new ways to engineer machines in a different environment.
ABOUT PBS KIDS
The Cat in the Hat Invents app is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing commitment to helping kids build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital media, as well as community-based programs.
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ABOUT READY TO LEARN
The Cat in the Hat Invents app was created as part of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS Ready To Learn Initiative with funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The contents of the app were developed under a cooperative agreement #U295A150003, from the U.S. Department of Education. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.
- July 15, 2020 Initial release