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Super Why! Previous Broadcasts

The Gingerbread Boy (Episode #134)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Run, run as fast as you can! As Pig zooms through the playground at top speeds, he can't figure out why Poppa Pig keeps telling him to slow down! The Super Readers fly into the story of The Gingerbread Boy and set off on a mad dash after the speedy little cookie! Will the Super Readers be able to keep the Gingerbread Boy safe, or is their plan half baked? Educational Objectives: To learn about safety, sing the entire alphabet, identify the letters H, O, U, S, E, rhyme with 'ox' words and use the power to read to change the story and save the day!

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 31, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Momotaro The Peach Boy (Episode #133)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Pig and his brothers want to build a treehouse but they're so busy squabbling, they'll never get the job done. The Super Readers head into a Japanese Folktale and meet a little boy whose friends are arguing so loudly, it actually angers an ogre! Will they be able to show their new pals that arguing is the pits? Educational Objectives: To learn about getting along and getting the job done. Young viewers will follow the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story!

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 30, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Pinocchio (Episode #132)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Whyatt told a lie and he feels really guilty! The Super Readers visit Pinocchio, a boy who also fibbed and whose nose is growing, right before his eyes! Pinocchio needs the literacy-powered assistance of the Super Readers to face up to Gepetto...nose and all. And Whyatt finds out how important it is to tell the truth.
Educational Objectives: To learn about being honest. Kids will sing the alphabet, identify the letters B, O, and X, rhyme with 'at' words and use the power to read to change the story!

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 29, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

The Magic Porridge Pot (Episode #131)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Oh no! Pig's new toy robot is out of control! The Super Readers fly into the story of The Magic Porridge Pot to rescue a little girl whose magical pot just won't stop making porridge! Will the Super Readers be able to help or will they end up with more porridge than even The Three Bears would know what to do with? Educational Objectives: To learn the importance of paying attention, uncover the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story!

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 28, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

The Goose and the Golden Eggs (Episode #130)

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Red's friends would love to try some of her delicious apples, but Red wants to keep them all for herself! The Super Readers venture into the story of the Goose and the Golden Eggs to visit an old man who is as protective of his special eggs as Red is of her delicious fruit. This old man must learn his lesson, before his golden goose flies the coop! And Red needs to find out how share with her friends. Educational Objectives: To learn about giving to friends, sing the alphabet and identify the letters M-O-R-E. Kids will practice the magic of spelling and find that the power to read can change the story.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 27, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Around The World Adventure (Episode #214H)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

With the help of their teacher, Whyatt and his friends have contacted a girl from another school over the computer but they wonder where she lives. The super readers take a trip around the world with a wacky explorer name Wigglesbottom who is on the hunt for his friend Sophie. Will they be able to help Wigglesbottom find his friend, or will they be destined to travel the globe indefinitely? Educational Objectives: To learn about Geography. Kids will catch the alphabet and identify the letters R, O, P, E, as well as practice the magic of spelling, understand what the word "quicksand" means, and use the power to read to change the story.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

The Foolish Wishes (Episode #129)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Whyatt gets to pick one toy from the Toy Store but there are just too many choices! Will he select a race car, a comic book or even a Giant Magic Bubble Potion? The Super Readers meet a farmer and his wife who face an even more difficult decision - how to use three magic wishes. They need to figure out how to make a decision and help the impulsive farmer before he wastes all his chances on foolish things. Or will the couple ends up living out their days in a house made of sausages? Educational Objectives: To learn about choices, practice alphabet skills and the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story and save the day!

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 23, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Sleeping Beauty (Episode #128)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Ahoy Matey! Yo, ho, ho and...a cup of tea?! Uh oh, Princess Pea wants to play Tea Party but Pig and his brothers would like her to play Pirates! The Super Readers travel into the famous story of Sleeping Beauty to speak with a Princess who loves sleeping just as much as Princess Pea loves tea parties! The Super Readers apply their literacy powers to wake Sleeping Beauty...and wake her...and wake her again! Can they convince their new friend that there's more to life than snoozing or will she always find other activities a big snore? Educational Objectives: To learn to have an open mind! The alphabet is uncovered and young viewers rhyme with "ell" words, practice the magic of spelling as well as use the power to read to change the story.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 22, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Tiddalick The Frog (Episode #127)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Whyatt's mom tells him that he's wasting water. This is a really big problem and he's not sure how to fix it. So the Super Readers dash into the Australian folk tale of Tiddalick the Frog and make the acquaintance of a funny amphibian whose puddle jumping is using up all the water and leaving his neighbors in the dust - literally! As the Super Readers help Tiddalick and his dry friends, they learn how important water is to the planet along with a valuable lesson about conservation. Educational Objectives: To learn about the environment, play with the alphabet, and identify the letters F-R-O-G. Young viewers will practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

The Great Robot Race (Episode #210H)

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Ready...steady...splat! Whyatt and his puppy want to win the porridge race, but the bowl of breakfast cereal keeps falling off the puppy's back. This is a super MESSY problem! The reading friends visit The Great Robot Race and encounter a boy named Bradbury who is determined to help his robo-doggie to win a race too! Both Bradbury and the super readers will have to use a little creative problem solving to help robo-doggie zoom to the head of the pack! Educational Objectives: To learn about innovation, experiment with the alphabet and rhyme with ING words. Preschoolers will also learn what the word "fins" means and use the power to read to change the story.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 20, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Princess Gwennie Saves The Day (Episode #209H)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 9:00 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Rumpelstiltskin (Episode #126)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Princess Pea's father is busy, busy, busy with no time to help her tie up her skates. What's a Princess to do? The Super Readers use their literacy powers to visit another Princess whose funny little helper, Rumpelstiltskin, is far too busy to help her spin straw into gold. The Super Readers may be able to guess Rumpelstiltskin's name but they won't be able to guess what will happen in this story! Educational Objectives: To learn about the importance of doing things yourself, build the alphabet, and identify the letters S-P-I-N. Young viewers will rhyme with "at" words, and use the power to read to change the story and save the day!

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 16, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Beauty and the Beast (Episode #125)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

"Grrr! Stomp!" is all Princess Pea hears on her playdate with Wolfy and she can't figure out why he's so angry! The Super Readers zip into the story of Beauty and the Beast and get to know the Beast himself! He isn't so "beastly" after all and if only he could turn down his roaring, Beauty might figure out they're not as different as she thinks. Educational Objectives: To learn about the right way to speak to friends, practice the alphabet, and rhyme with "ake" words. Kids will find out that the power to read can change the story!

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 15, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Goldilocks and the Three Bears: The Mystery (Episode #124)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

There's a mystery in Storybrook Village - the case of the broken guitar strings! Jack thinks Whyatt is the culprit, but he knows he's innocent! The Super Readers fly into the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears and meet up with Goldilocks, who is just as determined to prove that she didn't make the mess in the Three Bears' house! What will it take for Goldilocks, and Whyatt, to convince everyone they're telling the truth? Educational Objectives: To learn strategies for convincing someone, explore the practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 14, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Thumbelina (Episode #123Z)

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Where is Pig's beloved stuffed hippo? He's looked high and low but Henry Hippo is nowhere to be found! The Super Readers shrink down to the size of ants and join teeny tiny Thumbelina on her GREAT BIG adventure to find her missing brother. They assist Thumbelina in her mission and Pig gets a helping hand along the way.
Educational Objectives: To learn that you don't have to do things alone, explore the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story.

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  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 13, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Episode #122Z)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Gramma will not let Red into the kitchen to get some extra special Red Velvet Cake - and it's making Red extremely mad! The Super Readers head into the story of the Three Billy Goats Gruff, who really want to cross the Trolls bridge - only this time the Troll gets to tell his side of the story. The Super Readers wonder if anyone can make those rude Billy Goats Gruff behave, and Red figures out what Gramma needs to hear. Educational Objectives: To learn the importance of good behavior, discover the alphabet and identify the letters P-O-L-E. Kids will also practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story.

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  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 10, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Baby Dino's Big Discovery (Episode #208H)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 9:00 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.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 9, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Little Bo Peep (Episode #119)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Where's Mister Lizard? Whyatt is searching and searching and doesn't know where to find him! Once again, it's the Super Readers to the rescue when they meet Little Bo Peep, who is hot on the trail of her missing sheep. The Super Readers aren't satisfied with leaving them alone until they come home, and spring into action! Educational Objectives: To learn about solving a mystery! Fun, interactive activities show preschoolers how to build the alphabet, rhyme with OG words and use the power to read to change the story.

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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 8, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Tom Thumb (Episode #118)

KQED 9: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Littlest Pig is ready for an adventure...but his brothers tell him he's too young! The Super Readers jump straight into the story of Tom Thumb, a guy who knows what it feels like to be little...really little! Tom Thumb is about to set off on his own adventure, and lucky for him the Super Readers are there to get him out of a few scrapes. Can tiny Tom Thumb teach Pig a BIG lesson? Educational Objectives: To learn about getting help from a grown-up, play with the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling and use opposite words to change the story.

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  • KQED Plus: Tue, Aug 7, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

Little Red Riding Hood (Episode #117Z)

KQED 9: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Boo! Wolfy won't stop tricking Littlest Pig, and he has had enough! The Super Readers travel "Over the River and Through the Woods" into the story of Little Red Riding Hood on an adventure to find Little Red, her Grandma and the Wolf himself! Will talking to the Wolf help Pig, or does this wolf have more tricks up his sleeve?
Educational Objectives: To learn about advocating for yourself. Also to recognize the alphabet, play fun spelling games and use the power to read to change the story.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Mon, Aug 6, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

The Little Red Hen (Episode #114)

KQED 9: Sun, Aug 5, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

"Not I!" "Not I!" "Not I!"...is all Red's friends say when she needs their help gathering apples! This is a super big problem. The Super Readers take off into the story of the Little Red Hen, whose friends won't assist her either! The Super Readers are willing to lend a hand to the Little Red Hen, but will anyone help Red? Educational Objectives: To learn the best way to get help from others, explore the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story.

The Ant and the Grasshopper (Episode #113)

KQED Plus: Sat, Aug 4, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Littlest Pig is on a picnic and he is starving! Problem is, he didn't plan ahead and pack a snack! The Super Readers fly into the story of Ant and Grasshopper where the jovial grasshopper finds himself equally unprepared for the onset of winter. Will his responsible friend Ant teach him (and Pig) a lesson about planning ahead? Or will the two friends be left out in the cold?
Educational Objectives: To learn about planning ahead and letter identification. Young viewers will experiment with spelling and use the power to read to change the story.

Jasper's Cowboy Wish (Episode #207H)

KQED 9: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 9:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Aug 3, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

The Princess and the Pea (Episode #116Z)

KQED 9: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

It's the Annual Junior Princess Competition, and Princess Pea is worried she won't be able to pass the test and win her very own Golden Crown! The Super Readers soar into the fairytale adventure of the Princess and the Pea, and learn all about Princess Priscilla - Princess Pea's mother - and her Princess test. Princess Priscilla surprises everyone with her quick thinking, and inspires Princess Pea to follow in her mother's footsteps.
Educational Objectives: To learn about thinking things through. Interactive games and activities model how to build the alphabet and rhyme with UN words. The power to read changes the story.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Aug 2, 2012 -- 11:00 AM

The Frog Prince (Episode #115Z)

KQED 9: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 9:00 AM

Princess Pea wants to do ballet, and Spider wants to spin webs, so how will these two friends play together? To find some answers, the Super Readers check out the Frog Prince and meet another Princess who can't see eye-to-eye with her friend. Will the Super Readers be able to help the Princess and the Frog kiss and make up?
Educational Objectives: To learn about compromise, practice the alphabet and rhyme with UMP words. Preschoolers discover that the power to read will change the story.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Wed, Aug 1, 2012 -- 11:00 AM
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