ABC and 123: A Learning Collaborative: Get a "Taste" of Reading with Super Why

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Get a "Taste" of Reading with Super Why

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The creators of Super WHY have just announced they've added a new episode to their line up.  They have put together the information in this post to encourage parents and teachers to think about authentic activities from everyday eating opportunities for teaching literacy skills. 

Super WHY is an award-winning literacy series from Out of the Blue Enterprises.  Each episode is aimed at engaging vieweds in entertaining and interactive alphabet and word games.  I (List Maker Katie) find this program to be especially beneficial for encouraging imagination, spelling, vocabulary, and comprehension activities.  Hopefully it is also instilling a life-long love of reading!

Hip Hip Hooray! Super WHY whips up a whole new reading-powered adventure when the Super Readers soar into the pages of a cookbook for the very first time! Super WHY and the Cookbook premiered January 29 on PBS stations from coast to coast (check local listings).

Whyatt wants to bake his little sister a special birthday cake - but he doesn't know how. So Super Why and his friends soar into a new kind of book - and get the information they need from a rhyming chef with a silly sense of humor as well as a recipe for fun! In the end, Whyatt learns how to create the perfect birthday for Baby Joy.

Here are some awesome tips to help you cook up your very own yummy reading adventure:

~Encouraging preschoolers to read recipes, signs and more helps them navigate their world and gives them a real reason to use their new-found literacy skills.

~Asking questions will expand their creativity as well as reinforce comprehension. It can also inspire them to write their own signs, recipes or stories!

~Pick out a simple and tasty recipe with your budding Super Reader. Ask them to point out all of the letters and words they already know in the ingredients

~Write a grocery list together, sounding out the words as you go along

~At the supermarket, have your kids help read the signs so you can find the ingredients you need

~As you cook, read the recipe out loud every step of the way

~Before serving your delicious treat, create colorful place cards for each member of the family, assisting your preschooler in writing out the names. Have fun – and bon appetite!

Disclosure:  ABC & 123 has not been compensated for this post.  Grand Communication sent us this information regarding the new release and we felt it was valuable information to pass along to our readers.


  1. We love Super Why at my house!

  2. Love Super Why too!! My 4 yr old wants to make the cake that Wyatt bakes in the new episode.

  3. Thank you so much for this!! We just started watching Super Why here and will make sure to add this episode to our DVR lineup!

    ~ Jennifer