Cats

Art & Design

Graphic Design

Children & Teenagers
Follow Instructions: Browse the varieties of tutorials for designing cat graphics to find the one you want to learn from.

Illustration

Children & Teenagers
Follow Instructions: Learn from talented illustrators by following these step by step instructions for drawing cats.

Woodworking

Children & Teenagers
Construct: Does your cat have a home of their own? Do you have a place in your house or backyard to put one? Maybe you ought to build one together with your learner. Browse through a variety plans to find the one you would like to construct.

Careers & Life Callings

Children & Teenagers
Watch: See what the career of a veterinarian is like and get information on what it takes to become a vet in this short Khan Academy video series.

Language & Thinking

Learning to Read

Toddlers & Children
Read: Read The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss. Synopsis: “Poor Dick and Sally. It’s cold and wet and they’re stuck in the house with nothing to do . . . until a giant cat in a hat shows up, transforming the dull day into a madcap adventure and almost wrecking the place in the process! ”

Poetry

Children & Teenagers
Write: Be inspired by the abundance of cat poetry and write a poem of your own.

Pre-reading Skills

Toddlers & Children
Read: Read Millions of Cats, by Wanda Gág, to your cat-loving little ones. Synopsis: “Once upon a time there was an old man and an old woman who were very lonely. They decided to get a cat, but when the old man went out searching, he found not one cat, but millions and billions and trillions of cats! Unable to decide which one would be the best pet, he brought them all home. How the old couple came to have just one cat to call their own is a classic tale that has been loved for generations.”

Reading Literature

Children
Read: Read Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, and enjoy one of the most interesting and eccentric cat characters in all literature, the Cheshire Cat. Description: “Countless scholars have tried to define the charm of the Alice books—with those wonderfully eccentric characters the Queen of Hearts, Tweedledum, and Tweedledee, the Cheshire Cat, Mock Turtle, the Mad Hatter et al.—by proclaiming that they really comprise a satire on language, a political allegory, a parody of Victorian children’s literature, even a reflection of contemporary ecclesiastical history. Perhaps… Alice is no more than a dream, a fairy tale about the trials and tribulations of growing up—or down, or all turned round—as seen through the expert eyes of a child.”

Children
Read: Read Stuart Little, by E. B. White, which is regarded as one of the best children’s books of all time. See how a mouse deals with sharing the same house as a cat and be inspired by this orphan mouse’s spirit of adventure.

Leadership & Entrepreneurism

Financial Education

Children
Plan: Be the cat’s financial assistant. What are all the expenses associated with taking care of them? Where are you overspending? How might you cut back your cat care spending?

Science

Physics

Children & Teenagers
Read: Cats’ righting reflex is what allows them to land on their feet no matter how they fall. It was a mystery to scientists for centuries before it was discovered how their muscular-skeletal system impulsively makes this work from when they’re three to four weeks old. Read exactly how the physics of their mid-air acrobatics works here.

Children & Teenagers
Watch: Enjoy learning basic physics principles explained by National Geographic in this short compilation of funny cat videos.

Zoology

Children & Teenagers
Read: Learn some very interesting things about this mysterious creature in this short National Geographic article. Did you know cats can see in the dark six times better than people can?

Children & Teenagers
Research: Browse the available family tree graphics of cat breeds and species online.

Social Sciences

Geography

Children & Teenagers
Research: Browse the available world maps of the origins of cat breeds online.

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