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!
Super Why! airs on WQED-TV weekdays at 9:00 a.m. and Noon
Watch at the Super Why! website.
Play fun learning games that explore letters, sounds, rhyming, spelling, and other literacy skills.
Listen to your favorite Super Why! songs.
Print out fun coloring pages featuring the Super Readers!
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.