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Super Why! Previous Broadcasts

Bedtime for Bear (Episode #203H)

KQED 9: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Baby Joy is afraid of the dark! To show her there's nothing to fear, Super Why and his literacy friends fly into Bedtime for Bear and meet Charlie - a bear who is scared of just about everything! The super readers shed a little light on the problem (literally) while Charlie discovers a bit more about the world outside his cozy cave. Educational Objectives: To experience a familiar bedtime routine. Preschoolers will practice the alphabet, rhyme with AR words, learn what the word "fireflies" means, and use the power to read to change the story.

Jasper's Cowboy Wish (Episode #207H)

KQED 9: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 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.

Naila and the Magic Map (Episode #206H)

KQED 9: Thu, Mar 28, 2013 -- 9:00 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.

Molly's Dance Show (Episode #204H)

KQED 9: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

The curtain rises on Princess Pea's dance recital but she's too scared to come out of the wings! Super Why and his friends head into the story Molly's Dance Show to meet a ballerina doll with similar stage fright. When Molly's dreams of performing come true, thanks to a fairy princess and some magic slippers, Princess Presto wonders what it will take for her to have confidence, too. Educational Objectives: To learn about self-confidence. Preschool viewers will play with the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, discover the definition of "mend", and use the power to read to change the story.

Bedtime for Bear (Episode #203H)

KQED 9: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Baby Joy is afraid of the dark! To show her there's nothing to fear, Super Why and his literacy friends fly into Bedtime for Bear and meet Charlie - a bear who is scared of just about everything! The super readers shed a little light on the problem (literally) while Charlie discovers a bit more about the world outside his cozy cave. Educational Objectives: To experience a familiar bedtime routine. Preschoolers will practice the alphabet, rhyme with AR words, learn what the word "fireflies" means, and use the power to read to change the story.

Webby In Bathland (Episode #202H)

KQED 9: Mon, Mar 25, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Red is practicing her soccer moves and kicking up dirt, when Grandma tells her it's time for lunch. Red gives her hands a quick rinse and gets ready to chow down, but Grandma says her hands aren't clean. The super readers zoom into the story Webby in Bathland and help a brave little penguin save his beloved town from the evil Squirmy Germies who are fighting down and dirty! Red finds out it takes more than water to wash away germs Educational Objectives: To learn about good hygiene. Kids will use the alphabet and identify the letters W, A, T, E, R. Young viewers will practice the magic of spelling, learn what the word lather means, and use the power to read to change the story.

The Muddled-Up Fairytales (Episode #160Z)

KQED 9: Sun, Mar 24, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Everyone is busy and Whyatt doesn't know what to do with himself! So Super Why and his friends fly into the story Muddled Up Fairytales where they visit a young dragon new to Fairytale Land who is eager to find a legend of his own. But when Dragon tries to move in with The Three Pigs, he sets off a wacky chain of events that turns the whole land upside down! The superhero readers need to help Dragon find his Happily Ever After! Educational Objectives: To learn the fun of creativity, explore the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to create a brand new story!

Woofster Finds A Home (Episode #201H)

KQED 9: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Whyatt goes to a pet adoption fair in Storybrook Village where he meets a little puppy who needs a family. Whyatt promises to look in a book to help until the puppy reveals he has a story of his own! As the superhero readers travel through the book Woofster Finds a Home, they find exciting ways to overcome obstacles and a new super reader joins the team! Educational Objectives: To learn what it means to find a home. Preschoolers will identify the letters N, I, C, E, practice the magic of spelling, and learn what the words "menacing," "prairie" and "no trespassing" mean! And, they'll use the power to read to change the story.

The Cookbook (Episode #164Z)

KQED 9: Thu, Mar 21, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Whyatt wants to bake Baby Joy a special birthday cake - but he doesn't know how! Super Why and his friends soar into a new kind of book - a cookbook - and get the information they need from a rhyming chef with a silly sense of humor as well as a recipe for fun! In the end, Whyatt learns how to cook up the perfect birthday for his little sister. Educational Objectives: To learn about baking, play with the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story.

The Comic Book: Attack of the Eraser (Episode #162Z)

KQED 9: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Whyatt and his friends are playing kickball in the park when Wolfy erases the score! The super readers fly into a new kind of reading material - a comic book - called "Attack of the Eraser" to track down the diabolical Eraser who's causing trouble in Reader Valley. Will Super Why and his friends be able to stop Eraser from wiping out all of the words in Reader Valley - or have they finally met their match? Educational Objectives: To learn about consideration. Kids will use the alphabet and identify the letters S, T, O, P. They'll also rhyme with OCK words and use the power to read to transform the story.

The Muddled-Up Fairytales (Episode #160Z)

KQED 9: Tue, Mar 19, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Everyone is busy and Whyatt doesn't know what to do with himself! So Super Why and his friends fly into the story Muddled Up Fairytales where they visit a young dragon new to Fairytale Land who is eager to find a legend of his own. But when Dragon tries to move in with The Three Pigs, he sets off a wacky chain of events that turns the whole land upside down! The superhero readers need to help Dragon find his Happily Ever After! Educational Objectives: To learn the fun of creativity, explore the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to create a brand new story!

The Big Game (Episode #163Z)

KQED 9: Mon, Mar 18, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Whyatt wants to play baseball better, but he keeps missing the ball. The superhero readers jump into The Big Game and join some fairytale heroes gearing up for their big soccer match against their storybook foes. With the help of Super Why and his friends, Cinderella and her team work on their game skills to prevent the Big Bad Wolf's team from huffing, puffing and blowing them right off the field! Educational Objectives: To learn about how to improve, sing the alphabet and identify the letter B, A, L and L. Young viewers will practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story.

The Three Feathers (Episode #137)

KQED 9: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

All aboard! Pig and his brothers are building a train set but Pig's negative attitude has stopped him in his tracks! The Super Readers encounter a young prince about to embark on a race to find a magic carpet! The only problem is the prince doesn't think he can do it! As the Super Readers journey towards the magic carpet, they wonder if they'll be able to change the prince's outlook. Educational Objectives: To learn about the power of positive thinking, practice the alphabet and spelling skills, identify the letters U, N, L, O, C, K and use the power to read to change the story!

The Ugly Duckling: Becoming A Swan (Episode #158Z)

KQED 9: Thu, Mar 14, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Pig is too big for his bed and his sneakers are pinching his feet - what is going on? The superhero readers zoom into the story of The Ugly Duckling: Becoming a Swan, and meet a little guy who is experiencing growing pains of his own. Super Why and his friends help Duckling accept himself as he is while Pig learns an important lesson about the benefits of getting bigger. Educational Objectives: To learn about getting bigger. Young viewers will build the alphabet and identify the letters B, I, G, N, E, S, and T. They'll also practice the magic of spelling and use the power to read to change the story.

The Ugly Duckling (Episode #109)

KQED 9: Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Princess Pea's twirls are falling flat, and her dance recital is fast approaching! The Super Readers soar into the story of the Ugly Duckling, who's having just as much trouble trying to swim! With a little hard work, the Ugly Duckling hits his stride, and Princess Pea learns that practice makes perfect! Educational Objectives: To learn about practice and persistence, play with the alphabet, practice spelling skills and use the power to read to change the story.

The Goose and the Golden Eggs (Episode #130)

KQED 9: Tue, Mar 12, 2013 -- 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.

The Story of Mother Goose (Episode #157)

KQED 9: Mon, Mar 11, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Red is writing a new song but gets stuck because she simply can't think of the right word! To help her out, Super Why and his friends meet rhyming royalty - Mother Goose - just as she's starting to pen her legendary poems. Does Mother Goose pick her words at random, or is there a rhyme and reason to the way she composes her stories? Educational Objectives: To learn about word families. Kids will sing the alphabet and identify the letters G and O, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story.

The Story of the Tooth Fairy (Episode #161Z)

KQED 9: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Whyatt has lost his very first tooth! When his mom tells Whyatt that the Tooth Fairy will come and take his tooth, Whyatt wants to know what happens if he wants to KEEP it? Super Why and his friends decide the best person to ask is the Tooth Fairy herself, so they set off to meet her in person. With a little bit of magic (and a little bit of floss) the reading heroes are able to get all their questions answered. Educational Objectives: To learn about the magic of the Tooth Fairy. Kids will follow the alphabet, rhyme with AY words, and use the power to read to change the story.

Alice In Wonderland (Episode #156Z)

KQED 9: Thu, Mar 7, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Oh dear! Princess Pea is so busy playing, she's late to Sleeping Beauty's birthday party and misses all the fun! The reading heroes tumble down the rabbit hole in a madcap adventure to catch up with a famous white rabbit who is also tardy! Super Why and his friends must get through the topsy-turvy house and past the Queen of Hearts herself to find out if the white rabbit makes it to the tea party on time! Educational Objectives: To learn a helpful tool for being on time. Fun interactive games help preschoolers match letters of the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story!

Dr. Dolittle (Episode #155Z)

KQED 9: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Red's adorable new puppy is whimpering and whining and she just doesn't know why! So Super Why, Wonder Red, Alpha Pig and Princess Presto ask the advice of a boy who understands what animals need because he can talk to them! But will Dolittle be able to look after all his pets once the fur and feathers settle? Educational Objectives: To learn about caring for animals, explore spelling, rhyme with ACK words, and use the power to read to change the story.

The Swiss Family Robinson (Episode #154Z)

KQED 9: Tue, Mar 5, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Little Boy Blue is stuck on a little island in Storybrook Pond and can't get back to shore. Super Why and his friends head into the story of The Swiss Family Robinson to meet a family who is just as stranded as Little Boy Blue. They'll need to use what's around them to survive in this do-it-yourself island adventure!
Educational Objectives: To learn to think creatively in tricky situations. Preschoolers will catch the alphabet using Alpha Pig's Alphabet Net, rhyme with ING words, and use the power to read to change the story.

George and the Dragon (Episode #153Z)

KQED 9: Mon, Mar 4, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

FE FI FO FUM! The Giant has stepped on Pig's toy, and he's scared to ask for it back! The super readers venture into a classic tale to meet intrepid Knight George, who is about to face his own fears and battle a dragon to rescue a princess! But it turns out that George isn't quite so brave, and needs a little help...from an unexpected source!
Educational Objectives: To learn to appreciate where you're from. Kids will experiment with the alphabet, celebrate spelling and use the power to read to change the story.

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