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Pete the Cat
If you haven’t met Pete… you are missing out. Before I share some of my lessons learned from Pete the Cat, let me give you the story of how I found Pete.
My daughter started kindergarten this last year and shortly after she came home singing a song that went with a book they had read. She came home singing “I was rockin’ in my school shoes, I was rockin’ in my school shoes” I didn’t know much about it but she would repeat the chorus and bounce around while she played.
A couple days later we get home and she says “Mommy!! You HAVE to listen to this!” and with all the excitement of a 5 year old starts to explain the book they read that day…
“Pete the Cat had four groovy buttons…oh no! one fell off, did Pete cry? (she yells the answer) Goodness No!” she repeats counting down until she gets to zero and then says-“Pete looked down at his shirt and what did he saw? His belly button! (at which point she totally starts to dance and sing to the tune of Fergi’s “My Humps” ) My buttons my buttons, still got my belly button” and that leads to her breaking into a burst of hysterical laughter. This…made me turn to Google to find out what all the entertainment was about.
This cat is a cool, groovy, laid back blue cat that teaches kids helpful lessons in a fun entertaining way. I was able to download a few of the songs and they were on repeat. Both my 5 and 3-year-old were obsessed, so much so the songs were stuck in my head.
Lessons I’ve Learned From Pete the Cat-
1. Stuff will come and stuff will go…but do we cry? Goodness No! (Four Groovy Buttons)
Your day will bring many situations. Do we get upset or stressed over it? Goodness no 🙂
2. Give it your all (Pete the Cat Saves Christmas)
No matter what you do or how big the job is, give it your all to get it accomplished.
3. Sometimes all it takes to go from Grumpy to Groovy is the right accessory. (Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses)
Some days you just need the right accessory to boost your confidence. You’ll find though you had it inside you all along ❤️
4. No matter what you step in, keep walking along and singing your song…because it’s all good. (Pete the Cat I Love My White Shoes)
Along the way you are bound to step in something you didn’t expect. Don’t let it stop you. Keep moving forward.
5. Do we worry? Goodness No! (Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes)
Like Pete, we often experience uncomfortable new environments that we are required to make it through. Do we worry? Goodness no! We do what we have to do- make that presentation, hold that meeting, whatever the situation calls for- and we rock it!
These books do a great job of helping build kids confidence and grit which is something I absolutely love about them.
Do you love Pete the Cat? What’s your child’s favorite Pete story?
This is our favorite Pete the Cat set! It comes with the songs!
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