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Super Why! Previous Broadcasts

The Gingerbread Boy (Episode #134)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 30, 2013 -- 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!

Sleeping Beauty (Episode #128)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 29, 2013 -- 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.

Momotaro The Peach Boy (Episode #133)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 -- 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!

The Foolish Wishes (Episode #129)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 -- 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!

The Goose and the Golden Eggs (Episode #130)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 25, 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.

Sleeping Beauty (Episode #128)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 -- 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.

Tiddalick The Frog (Episode #127)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 23, 2013 -- 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.

Thumbelina (Episode #123Z)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 22, 2013 -- 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.

Rumpelstiltskin (Episode #126)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 -- 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!

Beauty and the Beast (Episode #125)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 -- 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!

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

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 -- 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.

Thumbelina (Episode #123Z)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 -- 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.

The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Episode #122Z)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 -- 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.

Tom Thumb (Episode #118)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 15, 2013 -- 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.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses (Episode #121Z)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Whyatt's family is acting very sneaky and he wants to know why! The Super Readers waltz into the story of the Twelve Dancing Princesses - who are acting just as secretive. The Super Readers may be hot on the trail of the Princesses to discover what they're concealing, but will Whyatt uncover what his family is hiding?
Educational Objectives: To learn about the fun of the unexpected, play with the alphabet and identify the letters W-I-N-D. In addition, young viewers will practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story!

The Emperor's New Clothes (Episode #120Z)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 12, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Littlest Pig is very embarrassed. Jill wants him to wear a bucket on his head for their game, and he feels just plain silly! The Super Readers dive into the tale of The Emperor's New Clothes and meet an Emperor who doesn't want to look ridiculous either! Trouble is, his clothes seem to be invisible, and there's nothing sillier than a parade in your underwear! Educational Objectives: To learn about communicating feelings, follow the alphabet, practice spelling skills and use the power to read to change the story.

Little Bo Peep (Episode #119)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 11, 2013 -- 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.

Tom Thumb (Episode #118)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 10, 2013 -- 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.

Little Red Riding Hood (Episode #117Z)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 9, 2013 -- 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.

Galileo's Space Adventure (Episode #215H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 8, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Princess glimpses a flash of light while the friends are learning about space. What could it be? The super readers blast off into the tale Galileo's Space Adventure and investigate the solar system with a young astronaut seeking to rescue his beloved teddy bear named Houston. Will the super readers be able to assist, or will Houston have a problem? Educational Objectives: To learn about our solar system. Preschoolers will play with the alphabet, celebrate spelling, learn what the words 'asteroid belt' mean, and use the power to read to change the story.

The Princess and the Pea (Episode #116Z)

KQED 9: Fri, Sep 6, 2013 -- 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.

The Frog Prince (Episode #115Z)

KQED 9: Thu, Sep 5, 2013 -- 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.

The Little Red Hen (Episode #114)

KQED 9: Wed, Sep 4, 2013 -- 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.

Galileo's Space Adventure (Episode #215H)

KQED 9: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

Princess glimpses a flash of light while the friends are learning about space. What could it be? The super readers blast off into the tale Galileo's Space Adventure and investigate the solar system with a young astronaut seeking to rescue his beloved teddy bear named Houston. Will the super readers be able to assist, or will Houston have a problem? Educational Objectives: To learn about our solar system. Preschoolers will play with the alphabet, celebrate spelling, learn what the words 'asteroid belt' mean, and use the power to read to change the story.

Around The World Adventure (Episode #214H)

KQED 9: Mon, Sep 2, 2013 -- 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.

Monty's Adventures In Music Town (Episode #212H)

KQED 9: Sun, Sep 1, 2013 -- 9:00 AM

And a 1, and a 2 and a 1, 2, 3! The kids are playing in the school band, but Red doesn't know what instrument to play! The super readers soar into the book Monty's Adventures in Music Town and meet a loveable monster named Monty who has the very same problem. Will the super readers be able to help Monty pick an instrument before the big show, or will their efforts fall flat? Educational Objectives: To learn some basic music concepts. Young viewers will catch the alphabet, rhyme with OW words, find out what the word "woodwind" means, and use the power to read to change the story.

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