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6 Life Lessons For The Kiddos At The Cat In The Hat By SRT’s The Little Company

“You find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.” Dr. Seuss aka everyone’s favourite rhyming Cat in the Hat is back and ready to play! Developed by Britain’s National Theatre and brought to life by Singapore Repertory Theatre’s (SRT) The Little Company, the tale of our witty kitty’s iconic adventures promises to enthral.

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Image credit: 2015 production of The Cat in the Hat

But there’s a twist; Dr. Seuss and co. will be presenting their fun story entirely in Mandarin! Not only will piquing your little one’s interest in the language be a breeze with the Cat in the Hat’s help; parents who’ve grown up with Dr. Seuss (let’s face it, we all did) will have a fresh experience on this childhood favourite.

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Image credit: 2015 production of The Cat in the Hat

Before diving into what promises to be an engaging and unique screen-free afternoon for the entire family, we share our favourite teachable quotes from the wisecracking kitty that we can’t wait to hear in Mandarin!

“Be who you are and say how you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”

The lesson: Peer pressure (and the desire to fit in) is inevitable. Thus, it is important to teach little ones about staying true to themselves, finding friends who accept them as they are, and ditching those who don’t.

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Image credit: 2015 production of The Cat in the Hat


“You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose.”

The lesson: Pursue your passion, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. This applies to both children and parents alike!

“You’re in pretty good shape for the shape that you’re in.”

The lesson: Beauty comes in different shapes, sizes and forms. Forget social media and unrealistic social expectations – to quote Bruno Mars, “’cause you’re amazing, just the way you are.”

“A person’s a person no matter how small.”

The lesson: A valuable lesson to learn especially for the young ones, just because someone is different doesn’t make them any less of a person. Treat everyone with respect!

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Image credit: 2015 production of The Cat in the Hat


“I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.”

The lesson: Don’t despair when things don’t seem to be going your way. Look for an alternative – everything will turn out just fine!

“You’ll miss the best things if you keep your eyes shut.”

The lesson: To a child, the world may seem a little too big and scary. But teach your little one that venturing beyond comfort zones may lead to awesome experiences!

Keep the fun going after the play by joining the folks from SRT’s The Little Company for an interactive storytelling workshop! Conducted in Mandarin, this drama workshop has a fun-filled line-up of exciting games and activities for parents and children. Plus, little thespians-in-the-making can pick up lots of drama skills from the pros!

The Cat in the Hat – Parent and Child Storytelling Workshop

Dates: 4, 11, 18, 25 August 2018
Time: 9:30am onwards 
Duration: 45 minutes per session
Fee: $20 (Purchase show tickets separately)
Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035
Age group: Two to four years old (one parent has to accompany the child for the duration of the workshop)

Call 6221 5585, email [email protected] or fill out this form to register.

The Cat in the Hat (Mandarin)

Date: From 1 August 2018 to 7 September 2018
Time: 10am on Weekdays, 11am on Weekends & Public Holidays
Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT
20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035
Tickets: From $26 onwards 

Click here to book your tickets!

This post is brought to you by Singapore Repertory Theatre’s The Little Company.