Friday, June 8, 2012

Super WHY!: Around the World Adventure DVD Review

Super WHY!: Around the World Adventure
Available on DVD June 19th

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 Thoughts: Brayden and Trevor love watching cartoons... What kid doesn't right? Now, I don't always make them watch educational shows, but I do make sure that they have at least one in their daily schedule. Super Why is the perfect compromise for us... It's educational, which keeps me happy, and it's fun and entertaining for them. Overall, it's a win win!

Super WHY!: Around the World Adventure is available for pre-order now and will be available for purchase on June 19th and don't forget to check out the special on-air event debuting June 15th on PBS KIDS!

Disclosure: I was provided with the DVD mentioned above free of charge by the company or PR representative for review purposes. I was not compensated in any other way for this post. All opinions are my own.


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