The Cat in the Hat Builds That

3.6
393 reviews
100K+
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Teacher Approved
Content rating
Everyone
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About this game

Do you want a science app?
The Cat in the Hat gives you that with a tap!
Kids play and learn in their backyard,
to see how science is fun, not hard!

Based on the PBS KIDS series, “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That,” this app introduces pre-k kids to science inquiry and engineering (STEM) concepts through games tailored to their learning progress.

Kids can build bridges, explore friction through slides and sort fun objects and more in fantastical lands along with the Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally.

As kids play, they earn rewards to decorate their treehouse and backyard, and unlock games that let them tinker and explore in their own way.

Includes simple and fun hands-on activities that parents and kids can do together, extending the STEM fun to home and everyday materials.

FEATURES

SCIENCE GAMES AND ACTIVITIES
- 5 entertaining games focusing on key science concepts
- Learn measurements and how sturdy materials are in Bridge-a-rama
- Develop organizational and identification skills with Sorta-ma-gogo
- Learn about physics, momentum, and surface tension in Slidea-ma-zoo with Thing 1 & Thing 2
- Discover sounds and pitch by creating musical instruments in Sounda-pa-looza
- Build your very own color mixing invention to help paint a masterpiece in Builda-ma-loo

PARENT-CHILD ACTIVITIES
- Parental notes and suggestions to help foster the learning experience
- Thought experiments for the growing mind
- Hands-on activities for each game
- Drawing prompts to inspire creativity, planning and reflection

FUN AND EXPLORATION
- Customize a treehouse and backyard that grows the more you play
- 4 “Cat in in the Hat”-inspired tools to help make science discoveries
- Grow a garden by being curious and perseverance through game play

BILINGUAL LEARNING
- STEM games available in both English and Spanish
- Closed captioning support included


About the Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!
Voiced by award-winning actor Martin Short, Dr. Seuss's 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 explore science and engineering concepts.

Filled with both adventure and silliness, THE CAT IN THE HAT KNOWS A LOT ABOUT THAT!, based on the acclaimed The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library book series, appeals to preschoolers' natural curiosity, engaging them in the process of scientific exploration and discovery.
For more fun with The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That, visit pbskids.org/catinthehat.

ABOUT PBS KIDS
The Cat in the Hat Builds That 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.

For more PBS KIDS apps, visit http://www.pbskids.org/apps.


ABOUT READY TO LEARN
The Cat in the Hat Builds That 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.

PRIVACY
Across all media platforms, PBS KIDS is committed to creating a safe and secure environment for children and families and being transparent about what information is collected from users. To learn more about PBS KIDS’ privacy policy, visit pbskids.org/privacy.
pbskids.org
Updated on
Apr 2, 2021

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3.6
393 reviews
A Google user
April 2, 2019
Update: Latest update did not resolve the issue. Screen turns black after entering and stays that way. When it works, my almost 3-year-old loves it. But now the game does not load after the opening screen; it just turns black. It worked fine right before the last update. Now it won't load to the game. I have a Galaxy S8, running Android version 8.0.0. I could always uninstall/reinstall but we will lose all thr progress made in the game.
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PBS KIDS
April 2, 2019
Thanks for letting us know that you're experiencing an issue with The Cat in the Hat Builds That app. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. To help us troubleshoot, please reply with the name and OS of your mobile device. Thank you in advance for your reply and for your support of PBS KIDS!
Kiersten Litzau
June 30, 2020
I have tried to install and reinstall this game on my Samsung tablet. I even tried to open it in the game store but it installed through Google play. Every time I try to open it it crashes. Through reviews I have seen make sure you have the newest version. The app does not give you an option of what version to install. We have never been able to play Cat in the Hat builds that. Very disappointing.
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A Google user
April 4, 2019
My daughter loved this app until the March update, that's when after the main PBS screen and Cat in the hat main screen it would just go to a black screen. We were excited to see the April there was another update but still just goes to black screen for us. We even tried uninstalling and reinstalling.
133 people found this review helpful
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PBS KIDS
April 4, 2019
Thanks for letting us know that you're experiencing an issue with The Cat in the Hat Builds That app. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. To help us troubleshoot, please reply with the name and OS of your mobile device. Thank you in advance for your reply and for your support of PBS KIDS!

What's new

Game fixes were made by Thing 2 and Thing 1,
the snowman and snow hats are just about done!
Come back to the backyard for some sunny play
Keep learning little engineers, day after day!