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‘Cat in the Hat' DVD Gets Couch Potato Kids Moving

8 Mar, 2004 By: Stephanie Prange

Universal Studios Home Video's The Cat in the Hat DVD includes an extra that gets kids off the couch — a dance with the cat, with easy steps the kids can follow and practice.

From a parent's point of view, this is a great addition to DVD. Rather than have my kid sit around watching the feature or playing a related game and merely exercising her fingers, the Cat in the Hat disc gets her on her feet. She started moving to the instruction almost immediately.

If you've ever watched a kid viewing any exercise program or dance program, they can't help but get up and follow it. My 20-month-old wiggles to “The Wiggles” every morning.

Kudos to Universal for adding a little exercise to its DVD. Kids spend far too much time sitting on the couch. I wish more studios would follow suit.

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