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Super Why!

Super Why! is a breakthrough preschool series designed to help kids ages 3 to 6 with the critical skills that they need to learn – and love! – to read. Each 24-minute reading adventure starts in Storybrook Village, a magical 3-D world that's home to your child's favorite fairytale characters. Each episode is anchored by four best friends, characters drawn from classic fairytales and re-imagined as everyday kids.

In every episode, one of the friends encounters a problem that requires preschool social skills to resolve. The literary journey begins as the Super Readers discover how famous fictional characters handled similar situations; this adventure inside a book helps the Super Readers figure out the answers to their own problems. They play reading games and activities to overcome obstacles, search for Super Letters, and practice such key skills as letter identification, word decoding, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension. Once the Super Readers solve the fictional problem, they decode the Super Story Answer and reveal how to realistically resolve their own problem. The episode ends with the characters modeling the behavior for viewers. Finally, with a song you'll find yourself singing, a dance you'll quickly pick up, and a hip, hip, hooray! The Super Readers - and Super You - save the day!

On WQED-TV:

Super Why! airs on WQED-TV weekdays at 9:00 a.m. and Noon

Video

Watch at the Super Why! website.

Characters

Meet the characters of Super Why!

Games

Games / Online resources

Play fun learning games that explore letters, sounds, rhyming, spelling, and other literacy skills.

Rock 'N Read Jukebox

Listen to your favorite Super Why! songs.

Printables

Print out fun coloring pages featuring the Super Readers!

For Parents and Caregivers

Whether you're a parent, teacher or a caregiver, here are some activities that are fun to do at home, in the classroom, or even in the car. Many of these materials include printable PDF sheets. To access these materials, you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.

  • Activities: These activities help your child practice key reading skills. Each includes instructions, a list of materials, directions for taking the activity further, and tips on how to talk about it after the activity is complete.
  • Program Viewing Tips: Engage your child by asking these great questions and completing the activities that go along with the show.
  • Literacy Tips: These tips can help you show your child that reading is everywhere and we all have Super Reader Power!
  • Join the Club: Sign up for a quarterly Super Why! newsletter which includes activities, resources, and Super Why! news.

For Educators

  • Lesson Plans: These lesson plans extend the curriculum from specific episodes of Super Why!. Each outlines activities and projects to help your students practice reading fundamentals using materials you already have in your classroom!
  • Recommended Reading: These books are recommended by each of your favorite Super Readers. Alpha Pig, Wonder Red, Princess Presto and Super Why recommend books they like to read, explain why they like them, and show how they have used what they learned in their lives.
  • Worksheets: These worksheets are designed to help kids practice key reading skills, including the letters of the alphabet, rhyming words, letter sounds and spelling, and vocabulary and reading comprehension. Each is also a coloring page!.


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