Poppy Cat is a celebration of imaginative play — the series encourages preschoolers to use their imaginations to solve problems and discover the world around them.
Seen through the eyes of Poppy’s young owner, a little girl named Lara, each Poppy Cat episode tells the tale of a very special cat, her colorful band of friends and their extraordinary travels through fantastical lands in airplanes, pirate ships, hot air balloons and rockets. As young viewers watch the show, they see themselves in the characters and are inspired to create their own adventures.
Given the fact I’m in the last few weeks of a high-risk pregnancy, getting out of the house has been difficult. So we have been looking for ways to create our own adventures at home. Dexter and Daniel are already very imaginative kids, so lately we have been having fun creating our own adventures with toys and crafts!
I have loads of crates of wooden shapes and sticks, and the kids have a ball getting them out and creating their own scenes. From popsicle stick houses to wooden flowers and even the occasional burst of color with some felt pompoms, they are loving getting to make their own fun!
Dexter is especially good at creating characters. He recently put some wood shapes together to create himself a snowman friend, and with some help from mommy, we were able to bring it to life with some glue and paint! He then went on to direct me in how to make a fairy and a wooden Mickey Mouse!
He integrates his homemade toys with his existing ones, and he creates stories with each character. Watching him playact and create dialogue is like watching a TV show made just for me. I see him working through his issues by having his characters speak his thoughts, and it gives me insight into how he’s feeling. It’s also great to see him repeating conversations he’s overheard and trying to make sense of them.
Why We Love Poppy Cat
Dexter and Daniel are definitely enjoying this fun show. The vibrant characters are so relatable that I have no doubts about which of my kids is which character! Daniel, in his constant whirlwind antics is quite clearly Zuzu the Dog. He’s so full of energy that he never stops climbing, jumping, and putting himself in dangerous situations. He falls and gets knocked over constantly, but his scrapes and bruises never seem to faze him. He’s just on to the next adventure! Dexter is a little different. He’s more like Mo the Mouse, who is slightly more careful and nervous. Still energetic, he is like a toy to his friend Zuzu, and he’s often the one to get squished and beat up. But the camaraderie between the two is clear to all to see.
Want to know more about the characters? Here’s a fun little reference.
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The second season of Poppy Cat is premiering October 25th with a mini-marathon airing from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm and then begins its regular schedule on the network that same evening, with episodes slated to air seven days a week at 7:00 pm. The series also airs Saturday mornings on the NBC Kids block, which is programmed by Sprout.
There is also an app! Just go to your app store and search for “Poppy Cat” and bring the adventure to your fingertips!
How do YOU make everyday adventures extraordinary? Leave a comment sharing how you and your kid(s) find the joy in the little moments!
** This has been a sponsored post as part of my involvement in the #PoppyCatUS blogger program.