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The Nutcracker (Episode #159)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Princess Pea doesn't know what to do about her friend Sleeping Beauty who is very, very grumpy! Super Why and his friends dance their way into the story of The Nutcracker, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's memorable music, to find out why the Mouse King is so cranky and give an innovative twist to the holiday classic. But will the super readers be able to restore magic to The Land of Sweets? Educational Objectives: To learn a cheer-up strategy, sing the alphabet, identify the letters F, L, and Y, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 12, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

The Goose and the Golden Eggs (Episode #130)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Judith's Happy Chanukah (Episode #320H)

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Whyatt is excited to have been invited to Red's Gramma's house to celebrate Chanukah, but doesn't know much about the holiday. To learn more, the Super Readers jump into the book Judith's Happy Chanukah where they meet Judith, who loves Chanukah so much that she can't wait to share it with her new friends. Educational Objectives: To learn about holiday traditions. Kids will play with the alphabet and identify the letters C, O, I, N, and S. They'll learn the word LATKES, rhyme -OIL words, and use the power to read to change the story and make both Red's and Judith's Chanukah celebrations special.

The Goose and the Golden Eggs (Episode #130)

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 10:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 11, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Sleeping Beauty (Episode #128)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 10:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Tiddalick The Frog (Episode #127)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 10:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Sleeping Beauty (Episode #128)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

The Nutcracker (Episode #159Z)

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

Princess Pea doesn't know what to do about her friend Sleeping Beauty who is very, very grumpy! Super Why and his friends dance their way into the story of The Nutcracker, accompanied by Tchaikovsky's memorable music, to find out why the Mouse King is so cranky and give an innovative twist to the holiday classic. But will the super readers be able to restore magic to The Land of Sweets? Educational Objectives: To learn a cheer-up strategy, sing the alphabet, identify the letters F, L, and Y, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story.

Sleeping Beauty (Episode #128)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 10:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 10, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 8, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Tiddalick The Frog (Episode #127)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Princess Gwennie Saves The Day (Episode #209H)

KQED 9: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

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.

Tiddalick The Frog (Episode #127)

PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 10:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 9, 2017 -- 2:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Thu, Dec 7, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Rumpelstiltskin (Episode #126)

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

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!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

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

KQED 9: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

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.

Rumpelstiltskin (Episode #126)

PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 -- 10:00 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!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Wed, Dec 6, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Beauty and the Beast (Episode #125)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

"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!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Jasper's Cowboy Wish (Episode #207H)

KQED 9: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

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.

Beauty and the Beast (Episode #125)

PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 10:00 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!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Tue, Dec 5, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

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

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

Naila and the Magic Map (Episode #206H)

KQED 9: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

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.

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

PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 10:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Mon, Dec 4, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

The Three Billy Goats Gruff (Episode #122)

PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 10:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sun, Dec 3, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

The Twelve Dancing Princesses (Episode #121)

PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 2, 2017 -- 10:00 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!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 2, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
  • PBS Kids: Sat, Dec 2, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Thumbelina (Episode #123)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 10:00 PM

King Eddie Who Loved Spaghetti (Episode #205H)

KQED 9: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 12:30 PM

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.

Thumbelina (Episode #123)

PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 10:00 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.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • PBS Kids: Fri, Dec 1, 2017 -- 10:00 PM
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