Everyone loves the PBS show Super WHY! Its one of the few that I allow my kids to watch without feeling the need to screen it for inappropriateness. But of course I still watch it with them anyway. Not because I’m super strict about their cartoons, but because I really do love this show. Watching cartoons makes me feel like a kid again…don’t judge.
The NEW Super WHY! DVD, Cinderella and other fairytale adventures, includes five reading quests. Of course Cinderella is the adventure front runner with two featured stories. First, the Super Readers help Cinderella get to a castle party. By spelling the words D-R-E-S-S and W-H-E-E-L, Whyatt and his friends help her make it to the party and find the prince. In the second adventure, Cinderella: The Prince’s Side of the Story, the prince gets to tell his version of what happened after meeting Cinderella. How awesome is that? I’ve never seen this fairytale from the prince’s point of view until now.
My daughter loved the Cinderella stories, but the adventure didn’t stop there. We followed Whyatt and his friends Red, Pig, and Princess as they traveled through other stories like Snow White, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and The Prince and the Pauper. Throughout these adventures, the Super Readers use the power of reading to overcome everyday challenges. That’s what’s so great about the Super WHY series. It’s not just for entertainment, but it’s educational too. Kids learn letter recognition, how to spell words and valuable life lessons like the one taught in The Prince and the Pauper. In this adventure, both Princess Pea and Whyatt are unhappy at home and wish they could live somewhere else. Their situation is much like this one where a prince and a farmer’s son decide to trade lives. Once they trade, they realize that the grass isn’t always greener. It teaches kids to appreciate what they have because things could be worse. Hopefully my daughter took notes on that one.
Keep your kids entertained while they learn through the power of reading by picking up this DVD. Super WHY! Cinderella and other fairytale adventures is available now at retailers.
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