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May 31, 2012

Super Why: Around the World Adventure DVD Review

Newest DVD Installment of Top-Rated Preschool Series from Out of the Blue to Be Available from PBS Distribution – June 19
Release to Coincide with Special June 15 Premiere on PBS KIDS
Arlington, Va. – May 8, 2012 – PBS Distribution today announced the upcoming release of “SUPER WHY: AROUND THE WORLD ADVENTURE” on DVD. SUPER WHY is a breakthrough preschool series from Out of the Blue Enterprises designed to help kids ages 3 to 6 with the critical skills they need to learn to read, as recommended by the National Reading Panel (alphabet, word families, spelling, comprehension and vocabulary). The standout, imagination-stimulating series focuses on the adventures of four fairytale friends who transform into reading-powered superheroes. The special DVD compilation is the first to feature Woofster, the new book-loving puppy pal with Dictionary Power, who made his tail-wagging debut on the popular series in fall 2011.  The new title also features two episodes, “Around the World Adventure” and “Naila and the Magic Map,” which will premiere during the special “SUPER WHY Around the World Adventure” on-air event, June 15 on PBS KIDS.   The “AROUND THE WORLD ADVENTURE” DVD debuts June 19, 2012.
In addition to its trio of fun- and learning-packed episodes, the “SUPER WHY: AROUND THE WORLD ADVENTURE” DVD features bonus materials, including interactive games, music videos, printable activity and coloring pages, as well as valuable resources for parents to use with their budding super readers at home.  The new DVD includes:
Around the World Adventure – With the help of their teacher, Whyatt and his friends contact a girl from another school over the computer, but they wonder where she lives. The Super Readers along with Woofster take a trip around the world with a wacky explorer named Wobblebottom, who is on the hunt for his friend Sophie. Will they be able to help Wobblebottom find his friend, or will they be destined to “Wobble” around the globe indefinitely?
Educational Objectives – Preschoolers learn about geography; use the alphabet to identify the letters R, O, P, E; practice spelling; and discover the meaning of the word “quicksand.”
Naila and the Magic Map – 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 answers, the Super Readers and their canine companion soar into the book, “Naila and the Magic Map,” to explore the world of ancient Egypt. Will they be able to help Naila unravel the mysterious code that unlocks the mystery of the treasure?
Educational Objectives – Young viewers learn about Egypt; use the alphabet; rhyme with ISH words; and discover the meaning of the word “sphinx.”
Jasper's Cowboy Wish 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 and Woofster 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 become a hero...or will this be his last roundup?
Educational Objectives – Preschoolers explore the Old West; sing the alphabet; practice the magic of spelling; and learn the meaning of the word “saddle.”

Our review:
Super Why is a kids' series that teaches kids the basic reading skills in a fun way. The DVD includes 3 episodes where children learn the fundamentals through interactive adventures.  Some of the skills presented in this series are word decoding, letter recognition, phonics and reading comprehensions. Each episode has a basic plot line. A problem is presented, then there is a reading adventure and it ends with a resolution. I like that each episodes reinforces the importance of reading. While the episodes are education, is is also very entertaining. DD was able to sing along with the characters and she really enjoyed the interactive aspect of the story lines.

You can catch this great kids' show on PBS on June 15. If you would like to pre-oder a copy of the DVD, you may do so here: http://www.amazon.com/Super-Why-Around-World-Adventure/dp/B007IUEDJO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1338482130&sr=8-1

*I received a free product (or products) for review purposes. I did not receive any form of compensation from the company. All opinions are my own and not influenced in anyway. My reviews are not always positive, but they are my personal and honest opinions. Other people's views and experiences with the product or products might be different from mine.


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