Nature Cat Review + Giveaway

I have to admit – I’m not the biggest fan of screen time for the littles. Before Graham was born it was very minimal that Brooks would watch TV {he was also very young at the time} BUT with two littles {two and under} TV is necessary in our house at this point. In the morning, putting on a quick show while I get everything together is the only reason everyone gets breakfast. When I am trying to feed Graham, nurse him, change him, get him down for his nap – the only thing that will get Brooks to sit down {and know he won’t destroy everything around him} is watching a show.

And the only thing we really let him watch is PBSKids.


I think the reason TV is the thing that will get him to sit still is because we try to monitor how much he gets to watch – and it’s more of a treat than anything else. I used to have the TV on all day long when B was little, but now, not so much. And now whenever the TV is on – it’s always on PBSKids – my new favorite channel.

We are huge fans of all the shows – Daniel Tiger is a celebrity in these parts. We love Bob the Builder, Dinosaur Train, Curious George, Super Why and our current obsession -> Emmy Nominated Nature Cat.


 Nature Cat tells the story of Fred, a house cat who dreams of exploring the great outdoors. In each episode, once his family leaves for the day, Fred transforms into Nature Cat, “backyard explorer extraordinaire”. Nature Cat can’t wait to get outside for a day of backyard nature excursions and adventures, but there’s one problem: He’s still a house cat with no instincts for nature itself. With the help of his animal friends, Nature Cat embarks on action-packed adventures that include exciting missions full of natureinvestigation, “aha” discovery moments and humor, all while inspiring children to go outside and “play the show.”  Nature Cat’s adventures take him through his family’s big backyard, into the woods, and then into the “four corners” of his natural world: parks, ponds, caves, gardens, marshes, ravines, swamps, canyons, nature preserves and mountains.


I was excited when the folks from Nature Cat reached out to me for Brooks to check out their two brand new episodes that have never been seen before – The Great Grasshopper Race and Fall for Hal.

Brooks was also sent one of the first-eve Nature Cat plush toys {which hasn’t left his side since he got it} 2 pairs of collapsible binoculars +  notebook for all of his adventures and exploring!

Both new episodes were really cute, but I think our favorite was The Great Grasshopper Race – Brooks loved the race aspect of the episode and I just loved that the grasshopper competing was named Dustin Hopman! Ha!


It was a treat to have a special showing after nap. I set up his chair, had snacks ready and he had his Nature Cat plush and binoculars ready. Pretty sure he watched the show through the binoculars! Ha!

And our new favorite game – looking out the window and drawing what we see. Brooks LOVES to draw, so this little notepad + pen was a great treat. And the perfect distraction for when I’m getting dinner ready!

Now I’ve got a little treat for you!

Do you have any PBSKids – Nature Cat fans in your house? I’ve got a little PBSKids prize pack to send to one lucky reader– fulfilled and put together by me.

Just leave a comment letting me know what your child’s favorite show is!

Winner will be notified via email / Giveaway ends Sunday!
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I was not compensated for this post, but was sent the items shown for review.

All opinions expressed are my own.

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  • Reply Allie A May 20, 2016 at 8:53 am

    My son’s favorite show is Paw Patrol. He goes crazy over all the little dog characters!

  • Reply Lauren May 20, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    We’re the same way here – tv is a treat and we keep our tv tuned to PBS. My daughter loves Daniel Cat and Nature Cat 🙂

  • Reply Haley May 20, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    My girls love Nature Cat! They are big fans of Squeaks and Daisy!

  • Reply Erica wiener May 20, 2016 at 9:18 pm

    My son is obsessed with Daniel tiger!

  • Reply Claire May 20, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    My daughter loves Daniel Tiger! She asked to watch “ti-car” all day long. She even tries to sing along to the opening song. Adorable!

  • Reply Kelley May 21, 2016 at 1:09 am

    We love all the PBS shows too! Our current favorites are Word Girl, bob the builder and nature cat! And wild Krats too! Love the binoculars!

  • Reply Amy Orvin May 21, 2016 at 10:17 am

    Nature Cat

  • Reply Kate Hwood May 21, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    My son loves “kitty” (nature cat) and “Danny” (Daniel tiger). Too cute!

  • Reply Olivia May 22, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    We have been loving Ready Jet Go!!

  • Reply Patty O June 4, 2016 at 6:38 am

    What an awesome prize pack giveaway – and I know who LOVES PBS Kids!

  • Reply Amanda September 21, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    As a former National Park Ranger I LOVE Nature Cat – obsessed! Tgats why I’m thrilled my itty bitty also adores it. I’ve been looking for Nature Cat merchandise EVERYWHERE online, and wondered if you knew where one could find some? Thanks!

  • Reply Peggy November 11, 2016 at 8:22 am

    I’m a little late to the game but my daughter LOVES Nature Cat! I am searching everywhere for a plush Nature Cat for her Xmas but am not having any luck! Please help!!! TIA!!

    • Reply Leslie November 11, 2016 at 8:43 am

      Ah ! I have no idea – they sent us this one! Maybe the PBS website? Worth a shot! Good luck!

  • Reply Shaf November 19, 2016 at 3:55 am

    Where did otyu get that plush toy of Nature Cat? Please provide link. Thanks.

  • Reply Shaf s. November 19, 2016 at 3:55 am

    Where did you get that plush toy of Nature Cat? Please provide link. Thanks.

    • Reply Leslie November 21, 2016 at 9:29 am

      It was a gift from PBS – try their website!

  • Reply Melissa November 25, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    My daughter’s favorite show is Nature Cat!

  • Reply Jackie November 26, 2016 at 11:36 am

    My granddaughter loves Nature Cat. She loves the outdoors and at only 2yrs old she has learned so much from the show. I would love that she had a stuffed one if the characters from that show.

  • Reply TANIA GRAY December 12, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    I have 2 littles both have Autism and LOVE nature cat! Ellianna is 7 and Greyson is 4. It’s so awesome because most of the time they like different shows…but their love of exploring shines bright with Nature Cat Hal, Squeaks, Daisy & all their friends!

  • Reply Lori rosetti April 10, 2017 at 12:59 am

    My granddaughter loves nature cats. For Easter she want a stuff nature cat but you can’t buy then. So she will be disappointed on Easter morning.

  • Reply Maurício Tubino Gomes May 29, 2017 at 9:08 am

    Hello, my name is Mauricio and I live in Brazil. Have a three year old daughter who loves PBSKIDS nature cat …
    Unfortunately here in Brazil we did not find any toy or something from Nature Cat. So I would like to know how I can get something about this drawing to introduce my daughter!
    Could you give me some contact so that I can make purchases of this character?
    Thank you!
    And sorry for my bad english…

  • Reply Lily January 8, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    My daughter loves Nature Cat! She loves Rover because he has Cat Whiskers but is also a dog.
    Her favorite episodes are “Go Zambezia”, “Hearttime Day”, “Rover Begins”, and “The Great Way To Say”. I’m sorry for her that the original 1998 series got cancelled in 2006. But she is glad the series returned in 2015. Now all she wants are the toys and for Rover, Zambezia, and Dya to come back.

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  • Reply Emily January 30, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    I still have my Fred the nature cat “stuffy”…..

  • Reply Emily January 30, 2021 at 8:01 pm

    I still have my Fred the nature cat “stuffy”…..

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