Super Why

Airs Monday – Saturday at 8:00 am
& Monday – Friday at 1:30 pm on NJTV


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With a breakthrough interactive approach to reading education, classic fairytales with an innovative preschool twist and colorful and empowering young heroes, Super WHY! is the only preschool property created to help kids learn the fundamentals of reading through interactive storybook adventures. The standout, imagination-stimulating series focuses on the adventures of four fairytale friends who transform into reading-powered superheroes: Alpha Pig with Alphabet Power, Wonder Red with Word Power, Princess Presto with Spelling Power, Super Why with the Power to Read and Super YOU with the Power to Help. Together, they are the “Super Readers”! The Super Readers jump into books (literally) to find answers to everyday preschool challenges and embark on exciting adventures, where they play interactive reading games to overcome obstacles and save the day. In every fantastical episode of Super WHY!, young viewers dive directly into a pop-up story to experience a brightly-illustrated children’s tale brought to magical life.

The Super WHY mission is to inspire children to develop a lifelong love of reading and books. The Super WHY television series is the first preschool show designed to help children ages 3-6 learn to read through interactive story adventures!

The adventures take place in Storybrook Village, a magical three-dimensional world behind the shelves in your library, where all of your favorite fairytale characters live. These four best friends are Red, from Little Red Riding Hood; Pig from The Three Little Pigs; Princess Pea from The Princess and the Pea; and Whyatt, the curious younger brother of Jack from Jack and the Beanstalk, who discovers he has the power to fly inside books to find the answers to his questions.

Whenever there is a question or problem in Storybrook Village, Whyatt calls his fairytale friends to their secret clubhouse, called “The Book Club,” where they transform into literacy-powered superheroes: Alpha Pig…with “Alphabet Power, ” Wonder Red…with “Word Power, ” Princess Presto…with “Spelling Power,” Super Why…with the “Power to Read,” and Super You…with the “Power to Help!” Together, our main characters and the home viewer are the “SUPER READERS!” The Super Readers literally jump inside books to find the answers to their problems. Super Why and the Super Readers…to the rescue!

While inside each book, Super Why and the Super Readers go on an interactive reading adventure. We talk to characters from the story, play reading games and activities to overcome obstacles, and even change the ending to save the day! Along the way, we learn and practice key skills recommended by the National Reading Panel, including letter identification, word decoding, spelling, vocabulary and comprehension, and experience books as we never have before!

The Super Readers fly back to the Book Club to decode the Super Story Answer or theme of the episode. With the answer to our question in hand, we go back and solve our problem. Hip Hip Hooray, the Super Readers save the day!