'Super WHY! Jack and the Beanstalk and Other ...'
(DVD / NR / 2015 / PBS KIDS)
Overview: Reading is power and Super WHY! helps kids learn the fundamentals of reading through interactive story book adventures!
DVD Verdict: For those of you that are not aware, Super WHY! is a new series that contains a breakthrough interactive approach to reading education. Classic fairy tales with an innovative preschool twist and colorful and empowering young heroes, Super WHY! is the only preschool property created to help kids learn the fundamentals of reading through interactive storybook adventures.
In truth, my 22-month old son loves this show. He loves it because of the singing and interactive nature of the show. I love it because I teach reading at an elementary school! I enjoy the premise of the show immensely - the ability to solve "every day" problems with solutions from a book or story. I also enjoy the fact that Whyatt's super power is the power to read and a big deal is made of it each and every time.
Each of the other characters has "control" over one aspect of reading - spelling power, word power, and alphabet power. All of these skills are important for thinking about letters and sounds as connected and a part of the reading process. Kudos to PBS for providing yet another powerful show that helps our kids learn!
The four (4) fairy tales featured on this new DVD are: Jack and the Beanstalk, The Princess and the Pea, The Three Little Pigs, and Little Red Riding Hood. Join Super WHY! and the Super Readers on their adventures through these four (4) classic fairy tales. The fun starts ... when reading begins! This DVD also comes with the front cover as an inventive jigsaw puzzle as a bonus! This is a Widescreen Presentation (1.85:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs and comes with the Special Features of:
Printable Activities & Coloring Pages
Resources for Parents