This series focuses on the adventures of four fairytale friends who transform into reading-powered superheroes: Alpha Pig with Alphabet Power, Wonder Red with Word Power, Princess Presto with Spelling Power, Super Why with the Power to Read and Super YOU with the Power to Help. Together, they are the "Super Readers!" The Super Readers jump into books (literally) to find answers to everyday preschool challenges and embark on exciting adventures, where they play interactive reading games to overcome obstacles and save the day. In every episode, young viewers dive directly into a pop-up story to experience a brightly-illustrated children's tale brought to magical life.
Super Why! Previous Broadcasts
Princess Gwennie Saves The Day (Episode #209H)
KQED Plus: Fri, Dec 6, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Princess Pea is feeling dramatic (as usual) and she and Red are staging a play. Princess is pretending she's a queen but Red doesn't know what to be! The super readers fly into the story of a princess with a silly sense of humor and a big job to do. They help Gwennie use her talents to save the day, and Red discovers her own special gifts. Educational Objectives: To learn about medieval times. Kids will sing the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, learn what the word "harp" means and use the power to read to change the story.
Baby Dino's Big Discovery (Episode #208H)
KQED Plus: Thu, Dec 5, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
ROAR! Pig invited his friends over to play dinosaurs, but Whyatt can't figure out which toy dinosaur he has. So he super readers soar into Baby Dino's Big Discovery where they lend a hand to a baby dinosaur searching for his mommy. They'll need to look closely to figure out what kind of dinosaur Baby Dino is...and be careful to avoid being eaten while they do! Educational Objectives: To learn about dinosaurs, follow the alphabet, rhyme with ANT words, find out what the words "herbivore" and "carnivore" mean, and use the power to read to change the story.
Jasper's Cowboy Wish (Episode #207H)
KQED Plus: Wed, Dec 4, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Howdy Partner! Whyatt and his friends are playing cowboys, but Pig can't join in because he doesn't know what cowboys do. The super readers jump into the tale Jasper's Cowboy Wish and make the acquaintance of a cowpoke named Jasper who's desperate to become a rompin' stompin' cowboy if only he could get the hang of it! When Jasper must use his cowboy skills to save the day, will he be a hero.. .or will this be his last roundup? Educational Objectives: To explore the Old West. Young viewers will sing the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, learn what the word saddle means, and use the power to read to change the story.
Naila and the Magic Map (Episode #206H)
KQED Plus: Tue, Dec 3, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
Pig and his friends are playing when they find what looks like an Egyptian treasure map. But they can't make out the symbols! To search for some answers, the super readers soar into the book Naila and the Magic Map and explore the world of ancient Egypt. Will they be able to help Naila unravel the mysterious code that will unlock where the treasure lies? Educational Objectives: To learn about Egypt. Young viewers will use the alphabet, rhyme with ISH words, learn what the word "sphinx" means, and use the power to read to change the story.
King Eddie Who Loved Spaghetti (Episode #205H)
KQED Plus: Mon, Dec 2, 2013 -- 11:00 AM
It's dinner time at Whyatt's house but things are not going well! He's perplexed when Mom and Dad say that what's on his plate isn't healthy. To find out why, the reading superheroes fly into the story King Eddie Who Loved Spaghetti and encounter a wacky king who only wants to eat one thing - spaghetti! As the super readers convince King Eddie taste new foods, Whyatt learns there's more to dinner than he had originally thought! Educational Objectives: To learn about healthy eating. Kids will uncover the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, learn what the word "ripe" means, and use the power to read to change the story.