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Meet the Creators of SUPER WHY

by Angela Santomero and Samantha Freeman


Angela Santomero and Samantha Freeman

Angela C. Santomero and Samantha Freeman Alpert are the creators of SUPER WHY, the new preschool literacy program from PBS KIDS. Read more »

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The creators of PBS KIDS' new program, SUPER WHY, took your questions about motivating young readers and how four fairytale superheroes can help build a love of books in kids.

Finn from Baton Rouge, LA, asks:

Why did you decide to make the fairytale characters superheroes?

Dear Finn,

SUPER WHY offers fun, interactive twists on classic fairytales, many of which preschoolers already know and love. We created the Super Readers to be positive role models-- by imitating Super Why and his friends, young children practice their alphabet, rhyming, spelling and reading skills--all while helping to save the day! Really, what better way to empower kids to read than by giving a superhero awesome literacy powers? Moreover, given that most of the superhero characters today target older kids, we felt strongly that it was important to introduce safe, age-appropriate heroes for smaller children.


Angie from Haysville, KS, writes:

My four-year-old loves SUPER WHY! He is recognizing more letters since watching the few episodes he has seen, I've seen other positive developments as well. However, I want my children to learn these classic stories correctly. Instead of changing the story, could the life lesson/application be discussed at the end of the story?

Dear Angie,

Thank you for your feedback--we're glad that your son enjoys SUPER WHY. There are several reasons why the show incorporates fractured fairytales. We want to encourage preschoolers to think creatively and learn that there are lots of answers to life's challenges available within the pages of books. In addition, based on extensive developmental research on SUPER WHY with kids, parents and teachers, we identified a need to make the classic tales more appropriate for this age group. We found that young viewers who already know the fairytales find our new spin humorous while those unfamiliar with the classic tales enjoy our introduction to the stories. Also, our hope is that parents will watch the show with their kids and use the episodes as a springboard to reading and discussing the stories together. We have already gotten feedback that some children have been so inspired by SUPER WHY that they visited the library to look for all of the different versions of the fairytales and then wrote their own stories!


Emily from Silver Spring, MD, writes

My son loves the show. My question is about the use of only upper case letters. Why not use both upper and lower case?

Dear Emily,

The Out of the Blue in-house research department very carefully developed a lesson plan for SUPER WHY with the aid of reading experts and reading teachers. As part of the plan, the first 25 episodes will explore upper case letters, followed by a showcase of lower case letters in the next 25 episodes, while the remaining shows in the series will feature a mixture of both upper and lower case letters. In this way, we can effectively build a child's literacy skills over time.


Nicole from Olive Branch, MS, writes:

My three-year-old son is very close to reading, I think. He knows all his letters and their sounds without hesitation. He can sound out a word, but he doesn't seem to understand that the sounds are making a word. We'll sound out C - A - T, and say it faster and faster together, and he's still not getting that it's the word cat. Is there anything I can do to make this come together for him, or will it just finally click in his head one day?

Dear Nicole,

This is a great question! Preschoolers are very visual and literal little people who like to "see" the meaning behind every word. To help reading "click" with young children, the SUPER WHY approach is to always show the word in context of its meaning. For example, when Princess Presto spells cat, she labels each letter while showing the letter, then she invites viewers to sound out the letters with her to reveal an actual cat! All of these things together make reading a much more visual experience and can help children start making connections on their own through the ability to see the pictures in their own heads.


Tara from Clifton Park, NY, asks:

Why are the morals of the fairytale stories that are used changed? For example, today it was the Boy Who Cried Wolf. The moral of the story is not to lie so that when you need to be believed, you will be believed. The story was changed to that the boy actually did see a wolf when he cried wolf, but the parents timing was off. It totally misses the whole point of the story's moral.

Dear Tara,

You are right that with this episode the original moral of the story was changed. One overall goal of SUPER WHY is to explore well-known stories from different points of view. Our research with kids helps us understand what aspects of the tales they are most curious or excited about. In this particular show, we delved into the question "What if the boy really did see a wolf and the grown-up just didn't believe him?" Our writers approached the fairytale from the boy's point of view. In this way, the story became centered around the boy being the hero and the grown-ups needing to learn to trust him, rather than about the boy lying. (By the way, an upcoming "Pinocchio" episode does deal with the consequences of lying.) In general, most SUPER WHY episodes work to retain the core of the original tale, while adding some fun and surprising twists. The "Boy Who Cried Wolf" show was more of departure than most SUPER WHY stories. We certainly appreciate your point of view and may do another version in the future where we tell the original tale and moral.


Andrea from Gilbert, AZ, writes:

I have a five-year-old son, who just started Kindergarten this year. He shows very little intrest in learning his letters. We have tried many different things to get him interested in letters at home and school. It seems to just make him frustrated even when we try to make it relaxed and fun. How much time should a five-year-old spend each day before or after school practicing his letters? Do you have any suggestions what we could try to get him more interested?

Dear Andrea,

Thank you for writing to us! We created SUPER WHY just for that reason--we wanted to make learning your letters as fun and interesting as possible! In every episode there are literacy adventures and games that will give your son the opportunity to practice his reading skills in an exciting, interactive way. You can also use some simple "real world" activities to spark his interest--like searching for letter shapes in everyday objects (for example, looking for a building in the shape of an "L"). Be sure to read together! In addition, when you visit the SUPER WHY website, you'll find special reading games and you can print out our extended activities, all designed to extend the lessons from the show in a fun, playful way. Remember that learning to read is a process and everyone learns at their own rate. And the most important thing is that your son finds reading an enjoyable adventure!

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Comments

Dana writes...

My 2-year-old daughter is glued to SUPER WHY? when it's on. We LOVE the theme song and music--and the characters are adorable. They speak clearly and simply and hold her interest. I like that it teaches alphabet letters and I encourage you to keep up the stories' alternative endings. My opinion is that it inspires creative thinking. Who says it has to be a carbon copy of the original fairytale?
How boring the world would be if everything was always the same with no variation. Please keep up the good work. I hope SUPER WHY? will be a great success for a many years! THANK YOU!

mandy writes...

I love this show for my children!! My 2 yr. absolutely loves it! When do you think the shows will be available on DVD? He wants to watch it constantly! Thank you for this wonderful show!

Katherine writes...

My sons, 4 and 6 both love this show. Wish it had been on earlier for my six year old! I love the super-hero concept. As a mom of two boys super-heros rule our home. Please keep in mind as you plan future episodes, there are so few shows out there that cater to the preschol boys set. Super-hero readers is a great concept.

Chastity writes...

I'm a Mom of 2 boys, one 3 1/2 and one that will be 2 in November. Both of my kids absolutely love Super Why! My older son is spelling and starting to read thanks to your show. I'm also having to make him a Super Why! Halloween costume because he doesn't want to be anything else. My younger son is already recognizing letters and he's not yet 2. This show is a huge hit in our house. My boys have totally kicked the Little Einsteins to the curb!

Tami writes...

My 3 year old daughter LOVES the show, however why is it not on till 9:00pm, kind of late.

Tami from New Berlin, Wi

Jean (PBS Parents)? writes...

Hi Tami. Thanks for your comment. Neither PBS nor the creators of its shows have any control over what time local PBS stations air the shows. I’d encourage you to contact your local PBS station or stations (doing an Internet search under the station call letters is a quick and easy way to find them). There are three PBS stations that serve New Berlin: WTTW (channel 11), mptv (channel 10) and Wisconsin Public Television (channel 28). They'd appreciate your feedback!

Melissa writes...

My 3 1/2 year old daughter loves the show (actually we all do)! I think its great when there are 3 different words to choose from to make a better sentence. Although my daughter cannot read those words quite yet, hearing them, using them in a sentence and trying to distinguish if they complete the sentence best, is a very good vocabulary exercise. We love trying to make games us using different wording to have her understand which words work best. Great job ladies!

Alison writes...

My 4 year old son is also obsessed with Super-Why. There hasn't been a program on TV or DVD that has kept his attention, but now that Super-Why is hear he wants to watch it constantly. I am also making him a Super-Why Halloween costume - If anyone has any great ideas about doing this, please let me know by posting a comment with your ideas. Creativity is not my strength :)

Note: edited by Jean (PBS Parents) to remove an e-mail address.

Jean (PBS Parents)? writes...

Hi Alison,
I thought you would be interested to know that the producers of SUPER WHY are creating printable masks of the show's four main characters... just in time for Halloween! These masks will be available exclusively in the special Halloween edition of the free SUPER WHY Club Newsletter, which comes out next week. You can sign up for the newsletter at the SUPER WHY website on pbskids.org.

Kerry writes...

My son will be 3 in a few weeks and cannot get enough of Super Why. And, I don't have to feel guilty about letting him watch more than one episode in a row (we have a DVR) while I tend to my 2 month old. In a matter of weeks, he began to recognize many letters and can say the alphabet. I think it is one of the best children's shows to air in a long time. Thank you.

MARIELYS BARAHONA writes...

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE A COPY OF THE SUPER WHY SERIES ALREAD AIRED?

Kelly writes...

I just wanted to say how much we love SUPER WHY. My daughter is 23 months old and I thought it might be a little beyond her since she is not reading yet. Boy, was I wrong! She loves the show and dances to the theme song every time we watch. I even see her starting to pick out letters in books we read, which I wasn't expecting this early. She walks around saying "we solved a problem" when we fix something just like the theme song says. I could not have imagined a more enjoyable show that sneaks in learning. My 8 month old son also seems captivated by the show, and as a bonus...I love it too!! Thanks so much!

Sarah writes...

We love Super Why!! Where can I find a SUPER WHY HALLOWEEN COSTUME for my three year old????

Marsha writes...

Any Super Why toys in the future?

Jean (PBS Parents)? writes...

Hi Marsha,
The show is so new that there are no SUPER WHY products (DVDs, Halloween costumes, toys, etc) yet, but there will be in the future. Once they are available, they will be listed in the Parents & Teachers area of the SUPER WHY website. So you might check it from time to time for more information.

Sandra writes...

Add me to the "SUPER WHY for HALLOWEEN" bandwagon!!

Wish there was a way to purchase one... I"m trying to figure out how to make him one!!

My almost 3 year old talks about Super Why ALL THE TIME, and can sing all the songs, etc...

What an AWESOME show!!

Jean (PBS Parents)? writes...

Sandra,
There aren't any costumes available, but there are printable masks of the four main characters. In my reply to Alison I inluded information on how to get these masks. Add some colored tights and a cape and you just might be able to create a pretty cool costume!

Sandra writes...

I've signed up for the Newsletters.. but none of the links in the Newsletters (including those for the Masks) seem "ACTIVE" -- HELP!!!

If you could e-mail them to me... that would be AWESOME!!!

THANKS so much!!

Jean (PBS Parents)? writes...

Sandra,
It is very common for browsers and e-mail providers to disable links to protect you from disreputable websites or from individuals who are using links to spread computer viruses. Try opening the newsletter again and looking for a link at the top of your browser page that says "Show images and enable links" or "click here to download images and enable links." Once you click to enable links they should become active.

angels writes...

my three year and one year old love superwhy and word world. thank you for coming up with a show that teaches both stories and letters together in their kind of context. i have had a lot of trouble getting my oldest to be interested in letters and stories (he really likes numbers) and sesame street is just not long enough to explore the concept of letters and writing together with reading stories

thanks

kristine writes...

Love the show!!! Just a technical comment: The last word of the sentences are usually covered by the PBS logo on the screen. This makes it very hard for the kids to see the word(s). Especially when it is the word that is being zapped.

Frowene writes...

We absolutely love your show!!! My 2 year old son jumps up and down saying..."Mommy, SuperWhy!" He yells all the letters he sees with prompts from the characters and is even more proficient with the letter sounds as well. The changes to the stories enhances the imagination in my opinion. Thank you for coming up with the Super Readers concept. It's perfect for my child.

Teresa writes...

I love SUPER WHY! I run a home daycare and have been taping it with our tivo. I have incorporated the show into my pre school program. Since my children have started watching my two year old is recognizing the letters and my 3 and five year old are recognizing the words once they are spelled out. This is an excellent program and I am very excited to see it on PBS. I usually don't let the children watch t.v. except in the morning at drop off times but I am making an exception with this program. I love listening to the children sing the song, they know all of the words!

Sarah writes...

My 5-year-old LOVES Super Why! Whyatt has actually bumped Thomas the Tank Engine from the top spot in our house. I hope when toys are available they will make the characters little like they are in the book (living in the bookcase). That is one of my son's favorite things about them! Thanks PBS for another winner!

Melissa writes...

My 3 1/2 year old adores Super Why (which he calls Super Wide!). He's just starting to identify letters, but he understands the stories and loves the characters, especially since they become super heroes. I've noticed that he understands the storylines and can talk about them afterward, more so than with other shows.

Christmas is coming up - any chance we can see the super heroes available? He loves to play pretend games, and there are so few super heroes that are appropriate for little kids.

Thanks and keep it up!

Melissa writes...

I just finished a Super Why costume for my 3rd old little girl. For those that are interested here is what I did.

Supplies -
Green Sweat Pants & Shirt
1 yd blue broad cloth (cost about $1.99)
2 inch Strip of Yellow Fabric (something with stretch to it)
1 piece blue craft foam ($.59 ea)
1 piece green craft foam
Safety pins
Sewing Machine
Needle & Thread

Super Why Cape:
1. Lay out the blue broad cloth. You will need 2 pieces for the cape. The body of the cape is 1 Piece that is 26-28in. x 56 or 60 in(what ever the width of the fabric is). You will want the finished edges of the fabric to be the sides of the cape and the unfinished edges (which will be hemmed) to be the top and bottom edges. You will also need a strip that is 2"x 56 or 60", you will use this to gather & tie on the cape.

2. Create a 1/2" hem at the bottom of the cape body(I just folded it once and sewed it up, nothing fancy).

3. Create a 1-1 1/2" hem at the top of the cap. Be sure to leave the sides open so that you can thread the tie through to gather and tie on the cape.

4. (optional) Take the 2"x56" strip of blue and iron in the long edges 1/4" and then fold in half and sew up into 1 long strip.

5. Thread the long strip into the top hem on the cape.

6. Now the cape is done. You can tie it on to your child or if you prefer you can pin it to the green shirt on the shoulders.

Super Why Shirt:
1. Cape is already pinned on or tied on.

2. Blue Cuffs - Use some left over blue fabric cut out two pieces of fabric that are about 6" x 8". Fold in half so that you have a 3"x8" piece. Sew up 8" edge and then flip the inside out. Now just wrap this around the sleeve at the cuff and safety pin on.

3. Super Why Book - Cut out a piece of foam in the shape of the super why book and hand stitch to the shirt. I just stitched it in two spots, enough to stay on but easy to remove.

Super Why Pants:
1. Blue Underwear - You should have just enough fabric left over to make the underwear. It will be a strip of fabric that is about 8"x40-48" Fold it in half and lay the pants on top. Next just trace where you want to cut the leg holes. Then have the child try on the pants so that you can get a good fill for where you need to adjust the underwear. Adjust as needed. Then you can hand stitch them on. (you could also just buy some white undies and die them blue if you don't want to mess with making them.) I did both with hemming the legs of the underwear, it is only a halloween costume and I have 3 kids. :D

2. Yellow Belt - With the pants and underwear on just tie the yellow strip of fabric around the waist. Cut off the extra fabric and save to use for the make.

Super Why Mask:
1. Take green craft foam and trace the mask onto it. Cut out the mask shape. Next, checking on your child, draw the eye holes and cut them out. Then, cut a hole at each end to put the yellow fabric through.

2 Take the long left over piece of stretchy yellow fabric and thread it through the holes. You may have to cut the strip down from 2" to 1" or thinner depending on the size of the holes. You can now put on the mask and then adjust the fit by pulling on the ends of the yellow strip, then tie it around the back of the head to secure. You will have two pieces of yellow fabric on the back of the head, 1 is the middle of the yellow strip and should be adjusted to be tight against the head first and the 2nd is the tied on part. I find this the best way to make a kids mask that won't be constantly fall off.


Best of luck making the costume. If you want to see what ours turned out like you can see it at:

www.myspace.com/meladara

Click on "pictures" to see it.

Shannon writes...

I LOVE this show. So does my 3 year old son. I love the scientific approach to solving problems. It's exactly the way we try to teach them to discover for themselves in the high school science classes.

DS told me that he's going to be Super Why for Halloween, too, so I had lots of shopping to do. I ordered him a unitard with long sleeves (since I couldn't find a plain green pant and shirt anywhere!), bought blue cloth, yellow ribbon and a sewing machine. I haven't sewn since high school home ec! But I made a cape (the neck came out horrible but he loves it), and 2 arm guards and underpants and a belt (which he loves). I'm going to cut out a mask from green felt. He also wants a Why Writer (no idea how I'm going to make that!) and a Super Dooper Computer. I think that one's going to come from a Kleenex or diaper box. Sigh. The things we do for our kids!

Stephannie writes...

My son is 2 1/2 and he loves this show! He wasn't talking very much and now all he does is talk. He is picking up all the songs and everything Super Why and his friends say. Thank You so much for this wonderful program! I was afraid he would never talk and thanks to Super Why he is talking more and more. We recorded every show and he wants to watch them over and over. He is beginning to learn letters. It is so great.

Rachel writes...

My son will be four years old in a few months and absolutely loves Super Why! We watch it everyday. He went to the fridge magnets after a week or so and spelled out the word WHY (of all things!). He has an increased interested in spelling and reading. He can now spell out and read over 20 words. I put the words on flashcards to make sure he isn't just memorizing books we read! He started out with big and pig and not has nearly two dozen words. He actually sounds words out now if I ask him how to spell a new word. This is the best show! We are looking forward to new episodes and products too!

Denise writes...

My boys LOVE SuperWhy!!!!! Great Job on your new programming!!! They both wanted to be SuperWhy for Halloween so we created some costumes for them. I would love to share their costume pictures. Where could I send them?

Jean (PBS Parents)? writes...

Hi Denise,
I've set up a PBS Parents SUPER WHY! costumes group on Flickr. If you don't already have a Flickr account it is easy to set up, and it is free! You can upload your costume pictures there. Then I'll post a slideshow of all the Super Readers in their costumes!

Chris writes...

My daughter is such a great fan on the show and I was wondering if there were DVD's you could buy. I have a couple of them on Ti-Vo but it isn't enough, she watches them at least 3 times a day. Please let me know.

Thanks

Chris

Tonya writes...

My daughter, Layla, and myself love your show. She loves reading and now spelling. She sings your theme song all the time. Thank your for having a smart and engaging show. Do you sell DVDs? I would love to have them for the car.

Signed a Grateful Mother,

Tonya

Tiffany Erickson writes...

Dear Creators,
I am so excited to be writing you.I love your show and tell everyone I know about it.I see you taking a little flack for changing stories but I think its our job to teach the original story and I like the idea of taking the child's point of view and adding creativity. Don't change a thing! My son loves playing on the website as well. I can't thank you enough on both my son's, 5 years, and daughter's, 4 years behalves. All Regan wanted for Halloween was a super why costume. I can't think of a better super hero for him to look up to. Sincerely, Tiffany Erickson Utah

Kelly writes...

My almost 4 year old LOVES super why. He has requested a Super Why party. Since there merchandise is not available does anybody have any creative ideas on how to make it a super why party?
Thanks!

Taquila writes...

I just want to commend you guys on a SUPER job. I am the mother of a 3 and 4 year old and Super Why is an excellent motivator for them to recognize letters. The music and stories are very interesting and uplifting. Fun, Fun, Fun is a very important key in learning for children and to be honest I enjoy the show myself! One of the best children's show that I have seen in years!

Thank you,
Taquila

Diana writes...

I just wanted to encourage you by saying that I think that this is probably the most fantastic show to come along to help children familiarize themselves with the sounds of letters, their identifying the alphabet, and the structure of sentence building.I can't say Thank You enough. I am the mother of a very quick 3 year old who is beyond her years. I love her so much, and am taking on the responsability of home schooling because I think this may be the only way her educational needs will be met. SUPER WHY has taught ME how to start this process in a creative and fun way. She really is having FUN! I am so pleased with her interest in the show and am as equally thrilled about how she interacts with the lessons. Really, keep up the great work. This is great television. TGFPBS!

Michelle writes...

As a teacher and I parent, let me start by saying - I love Super Why! I think that it is the most educational show out there for preschoolers. My son is 3 1/2 and he always singing the songs (and I know all the words too!) It is so much fun. Finally a super power that kids can actually strive to attain. You've combined fun and learning. As a teacher, I know that children can learn and remember more when the information is in a song, so thank you for writing such catchy tunes. I tell everyone about it! We've been spelling things for awhile, and your show reinforces such an important skill. When something is spelled on the show, he'll ask me if he can put it in his Word Whammer for later. I find that he wants me to read the fairytales from the show during our reading time and go to the library to get them if it's one we don't have. I love that! I'm also glad to see that I'm not the only parent out there making a Super Why costume. The tough part is making the Why Writer -- because he wants it to have the light that shines down from the top and the pen on the bottom. Does anyone have any ideas? My son also wants his little brother whose 1 to be Alpha Pig. :) I hope there are some little super reader figures with their flying rockets out by Christmas!(and maybe a Why Writer too!)

Jean (PBS Parents)? writes...

In addition to Melissa's wonderful costume (instructions in her comment above), I came across a site with another variation of a Super Why costume. If you have pictures of your kids dressed as Super Readers we'd love to see them. Join the PBS Parents SUPER WHY costumes group on Flickr and upload your pictures.

Jen writes...

Thank you so much for a wonderful program. My 3 year old was only interested in numbers, but now Alpha Pig is one of his favorites. Please keep up the good work!

Eric writes...

Hi,

Daughter loves the show. Wyatt uses incorrect grammar in the episode airing 10/29/07. After messing up his brother's room, he says "I feel so badly."

You only "feel badly" if your hands are damaged or in some way incapable of using their sense of touch. "Badly" is an adverb modifying the verb "to feel". What you are looking for is "bad", which is an adjective , and can describe/modify the way Wyatt is feeling.

This mistake is often made by pseudo-intellectuals who feel it gives their speech an air of correctness, but I was very surprised to see such a "rookie mistake" on Super Why.

This might seem niggling, but on a show specifically geared to enlighten our little ones regarding spelling, grammar and usage, it is critical that you yourselves use English correctly.

More: http://www.grammartips.homestead.com/badly.html

Thanks.

Eric B.
Pow!Science!
www.powscience.com
(401)619-0971

Jean (PBS Parents)? writes...

Hi Eric,
So glad your daughter loves the show. Thanks for your comment. I will forward it to the show's producer.

Jennifer writes...

I'm a mom of 3 with my husband, Ted. My kids are Jacob; (in the terrible two's!) Kate; (4) and Michael, 3. Jacob learned his first word last week! He was watching the show with me and Kate and we were teaching him how to say the long O sound, and then he said his first word! "Out". We watch the show every day with him now, and he has learned more words. He even dances to the theme song! We love this show! Thanks, PBS!

Sridevi writes...

I have a 14 month old boy. My problem is feeding food. He doesn't sit in the high chair. The moment I start to feed him in the high chair he stops eating. I have tried giving him food and my doctor advised me to give him food whatever way he eats because he is on low part of his weight. How to make him sit in his high chair?

Jessy writes...

My son really enjoys your show Super Why, but he goes to school and doesn't get to see it on the weekdays only on saturday,would it be available on DVD soon?

Sandy writes...

My grandaughter loves this show. She is learning so much from it. She misses it sometimes because of the time slot it is on in our area. Is there anyway to get a DVD?

Gina writes...

My son and I love Super Why. He is almost 2 1/2 and was not interested in learning the alphabet song, but since Pig sings it now he is starting to sing it. We cannot wait until there are toys available! This is also the best show I've seen that is both educational and entertaining.

wendy writes...

My three year old watches your show everyday, he absolutely loves it!! He is even beginning to recognize some letters. Our five and six year old boys love it too. Thanks. wendy

Charmaine writes...

Your show is fantastic! We live in Canada and watch it on GBH at lunchtime. My 3 1/2 year old daughter can now recognize all her letters, write many of them and sings the Alpha Pig song daily (although we sing "zed" at the end).

We eagerly await each new episode and I was excited to read that not only will there be more episodes, but that future ones will focus on lower case letters.

Keep up the fantastic work!!

A very satisfied parent!
Charmaine

Kelly writes...

This is by far the best preschool show on the air. (Curious George is also very well done for math/science.) My son is almost three and was kind of burnt out on Sesame Street. He watches SuperWhy whenever I can find it on. I am an elementary/reading teacher, and this show is like a finely crafted lesson. He is finally taking a n interest in learning his letters. THANK YOU!

Rochelle writes...

My 11mth old loves super WHY! I think it's because of the big faces,eyes and bright colours...he even dances when he hears the music......he loves when i read to him and he turns his own pages of his books...he recognize words like "read" and "book", he even says "book" when superWHY says it LOL.
I personally love it too.
Thanks to the creators.

stefania writes...

My son loves the show.He's been receiving early intervention through the county for speech and OT.He follows the story ,calls out answers and is learning so much from the show.Are there any toys in the works???
Stefania

Renita writes...

Any idea when there will be episodes available on DVD? Thanks :)

Rebecca writes...

I have a 3 year old and a 20 month old that both love the Super Why show. Even the little one is learning his letters and the phonics. This is a wonderful show no matter what the twist on the story is. Please continue to entertain.

Barbara writes...

Thanks for such a great show! My 4.5 yo boy is obsessed with Super-Why, too. His interest in letters and writing has really ramped up as a result of the show. To encourage him to write more, I give his a magnadoodle or paper and pen so that he can write along with Princess Presto. We also love the games on the website. Thanks again!

Jeanne writes...

my daughter loves SUPER WHY. are you planning on making any SUPER WHY figures?

Linda writes...

I take care of my 6 month old grandson every day, and I'm thrilled our Lewiston, ME, PBS station airs Super WHY at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.. Owen smiles when I tell him it's time for Super WHY and we watch the intro and the beginning of the story. At 6 months, he loses interest when the storybook part begins, but we can pick it up again toward the end. The characters and music at this point are all he needs to make him a very happy boy. Thanks for Super WHY. I'm also anxious for some toy figures for him to handle.

Jocelyn writes...

PLEASE!!!!!!!!!distribute Super Why merchandise for the holidays. My 3 year old has already made his Christmas list and ALL he wants is super reader dvd's and a costume.

Hi Jocelyn. We're thrilled to hear that your son is a big SUPER WHY fan. There will be some SUPER WHY products available in the future, though we don't have an exact date. As soon as they're available, details will be listed in the "Parents & Teachers" area of the SUPER WHY web site. You may want to check it every now and then for the latest updates. Thanks.


BARBARA writes...

ARE THERE ANY SUPER WHY TOYS WE CAN GET FOR CHRISTMAS?

Nicky writes...

My son loves SUPER WHY, he started watching it about two weeks ago and hasn't stopped. Are there any products such as toys, DVD's, CD's, books, or clothing available for purchase? Thank you, and please keep more episodes coming!

Lisa writes...

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CREATING SUPER WHY! My 3 year old son absolutley adores it and my 18 month old son loves it, too.
As a mother and former teacher I am all for it! We absolutely love the graphics, that it's so educational, the clean no sarcasm sweetness about it, the kindness of the characters, the way it teaches lessons and incorporates the alphabet and makes it so meaningful!! I could go on and on. I have been telling all of our friends about it and telling them to show it to their kids! Please keep up the great work and keep Super Why on TV!! Thank you for such a great quality show and with such sweet characters for our kids to watch!!

Ginny writes...

The only thing my 2 1/2 year old son wants for Christmas is a Super Why Super Dooper Computer! Please hurry with the toys! :)

Nichol writes...

Will there be any more podcasts of SuperWhy? Or will there be any DVDs out in time for Christmas? My twin girls (3) fell in love with Super Why in Orange County (CA), but we just moved to Mammoth and there is no broadcast TV up here without satellite. Right now we are just recycling "Hansel and Gretel" and the "Three Little Pigs" from podcast.

Will other episodes be added to the podcast subscription?

Please let me know,
Thank you!

Hi Nichol. Here’s the scoop on SUPER WHY podcasts. Additional ones are in the works, but it might be a while before they’re on the market. You may want to sign up for the SUPER WHY newsletter. It’ll let you know as soon as they're available. Thanks.

Jill writes...

It would be great to have Super Why gifts available for the holidays: t-shirts, posters, etc. I haven't been able to find anything. Do they exist already or will they exist in the future?

Steve writes...

Please Please Please get some products out by X-MAS! My daugher (just turned 2) loves the show and has learned so much! Thank you for making such a great program.

Hi SUPER WHY fans. I just learned that there will be no SUPER WHY products available before Christmas. (I know. I know.) The good news is that a few DVDs will be coming out in January. You'll be able to order them through Shop PBS. I'll keep you posted. You can also continue to visit the Parents & Teachers section of the SUPER WHY web site for the latest updates. Thanks!

Natasha writes...

We're also waiting for more podcasts! The kids love them. I wish there were going to be Superwhy products for Christmas... but since there's not, can I suggest when they're developed that you develope a "super computer". My son would love one that looks like the computer they have. If you can make it a laptop, that would be great!

Melissa writes...

My 2-year old and 4-year old both love Super Why, and my son will be having a Super Why party for his 5th birthday next month. My only complaint is that it's too new for merchandise! I can't even find any pictures to use for the invitations! I'm on the hunt, though... Thanks for the great show!

Paula writes...

Hi

I just want to thank you for making such a wonderful website for my granddaughter.
She is on your site daily. The surprising thing is she found you all by herself and this was no easy task for her as she is autistic. She loves your reading program. Tyler is 6 and just thinks Super Why is terrific.

So from Tyler, her parents and myself Thank you!

Christine writes...

I don't know if this is the right forum for this question or not, but do you have any Super Why toys available anywhere? My nephew LOVES the show and I thought he would love to play with or sleep with a Super Why toy. Thank you!

Stacy writes...

My 2 year old son LOVES Super WHY so much that I had to write and THANK YOU for such a wonderful program! THe website is the perfect place when we can't watch them on TV. Can't wait till the DVDs or other products are available! THANKS AGAIN!!!

lisa writes...

My daughter is 16 months old and loves Super Why!! She is mesmerized by the characters and the song! I was wondering when will you be putting out learning videos or any type of merchandise like stuffed toys, posters, bed sheets, anything that I could decorate my daughters room with? She absolutely loves the show. With Christmas coming up, everyone is asking what Haley wants and I say anything Super Why! Thank you a learning show my daughter can enjoy and learn at the same time!!

Sandra Josephs writes...

Do you have super why dvd/video in stores. My son (turns 5 in Dec) is learning to read after watching 2 episodes. He can now read most 3 letter words, something I have been trying to get him to do for months. I would love to be able to by the dvds so he can watch them. He is usually off to preschool when its on so I am thinking about taping it. Please let me know.

Deana writes...

My twins (20 months old) love Super Why!!!! I need to find some Christmas Gifts for they with Super Why on them. Shirts, books, videos, etc.... I can't find anything online even on PBS site. Can anyone help?

Hi Deana. We're thrilled that your twins love the show. As mentioned in some of my earlier posts, there won't be any SUPER WHY products available before Christmas. We're expecting some DVDs to be released in January, though. You can visit the Parents & Teachers section of the SUPER WHY web site for updates. You might also want to sign up for the SUPER WHY newsletter, which will tell you when the DVDs are available. Thanks.

Carrie writes...

Hello

Like other mothers my son three years old loves Super Why where can I purchase DVDs for him?

Also what is a computer/hand held/game I can purchase for a three years old very interested in learning his numbers and letters now.

Thanks and excited mother how also loves your show.

Carrie

Amy writes...

My three year old LOVES Super Why!!! We are looking to purchase some of the episodes on DVD. Will you be putting any out on DVD? If so, when can we expect to see that?

Thank you!

Nanci writes...

my two year old son loves super why, he has learned so much from this show. i was wondering, where can i purchase super why merchandise, i asked my son what he wanted for christmas and he said "super why", so as a parent i really want to find my baby some super why videos and apparel. please help.

nanci, nebraska

Chirs writes...

Who sings the show's theme song?

Edith writes...

I just wanted to let you know that my little one is in love with your show. I wanted to give her the Super Why toys for her birthday and was so dissapointed when I found out they were not out yet. You need to hurry up with the toys.

Thank You,

Edith

Pam writes...

WHAT A AWESOME VERY VERY EDUCATIONAL SHOW MY 23 MONTH OLD AND I LOVE IT!! HE LOVES RUN TO THE BOOK CLUB

Jenny writes...

I agree, my 3 yr old son took to the show very quickly, now thats all he talks about, and he loves to play the games on the computer. I would like to get him something related to super why for christmas but can't find any merchandise yet except for some necklaces.

Angie writes...

My 1 year old loves Super Why? I was wondering if the cartoon was gonna come out on DVD?

Hi Angie. Some SUPER WHY DVDs should be available in January. Please visit the
Parents & Teachers section of the SUPER WHY web site for the latest info. You should also consider signing up for the SUPER WHY newsletter. That'll keep you informed as well. Thanks.

Tracey writes...

My three year old son is completely submerged in Super Why, between the two showings a day and the online games we can't get enough of Alpha pig! He has learned so much from this show and at the age he is at it amazes me that something so simple can have such an impact! He knows and recognizes not only all of the letters, but thanks to the show he now can tell you which letter makes which sound just by hearing the sound first! I cannot say enough good things about this program and only hope that some educational tools come out soon for parents to engage with there children using what the children use on the show everyday. I know I will be first in line when the products come into the market....hopefully before Christmas????
Thanks again Super Why!
Sincerely,
Grateful mom!

Heather writes...

My 2 year old son loves the show Super Why. We would love to have a Super Why birthday for him in January, but my research for merchandise is coming up empty. If we just could find a poster we could make it work form there. Any ideas? He has always been very focused on numbers and letters, so it is great for us see him identify with characters as well as symbols. Thank you so much

elizabeth writes...

my three year old, jimmy, loves super why, i can't believe how much he has learned from your on line program he loves it we can't wait till you come out with some products, like super why figures, they would be a real hit. i think jimmy is addicted to your show but so what i'll limit his time.
thanks for all your hard work

carol writes...

my grandson loves the show and i was wondering if there are any dvds availible to buy?

stef writes...

my 3 year old loves Super Why. He has now learned how to use the computer so he can play on the website.
my question is, will there be any merchandise in the future?
his halloween costume was pretty hard to come up with.
thanks for your fantastic show

Denise writes...

The show is on when my son is in Day Care and I am at work... is there a DVD available?

rekha rao writes...

hi
super why is by far the best kids show. can you please let me know when a dvd will be released.i collect pbs dvds to send them to my 3 year old grandson living in india. he is very advanced for his age in learning skills because of pbs dvds.
thanks
rekha

Jean (PBS Parents)? writes...

Hi Rekha,
So glad you like SUPER WHY. As you can see from many of the comments above, a lot of people are looking for DVDs of the show. There will be some DVDs released in January on ShopPBS. In the meantime, a few episodes are available as podcasts from iTunes.

Gloria Pabon writes...

Hello,

My grand daughter just turned 2 and she is saying the Alphabet just by seeing the letter thanks to SUPER WHY. She has a head start already well we were just amazed how she can read letters from a t-shirt or anywhere

Thank you for Super why

Lourdes writes...

I just wanted to let you know that my grandson who will be turning 2 on December 27 this year is a great fan of Super Why. He stands right in front of the T.V. and interacts with the show. He calls out words and letters, and dances along with the songs. He has us all exclaiming super readers to the rescue!And singing hip hip parade the super readers saved the day! And They sure have saved the day for me.I'm the one who watches him and Super why everyday. Super why... thanks for coming to the rescue.

Thank you.

Sincerly,

Grateful Grandma

Sandra writes...

My nephew is glued to Super Why he watches it everyday and he is learning alot how to spell,read,and say his numbers and alphabets. oh and he has to sing all the songs, he is 2 years old and he tell me sing it sing the song with him so me an adult i'm stuck now sing the song with him its lots of fun seeing him sing and laugh with Super Why. I was going to ask are there any toys out for Super Why yet?

Jennifer writes...

Super Why! is both of my sons' (ages 4 and 2 1/2) favorite show. The other morning I heard the youngest rattle off a list of letters when prompted by the show to find the super letter. The oldest said, "no, they are looking for the E". Then the program listed off the same letters the youngest had just said, he had read them off the screen! The oldest was right too, they wanted the 'E'. My four year old has never shown interest in learning the alphabet before, for the youngest, the show is providing him with the kind of stimulation he craves.
Thanks for creating this show.
Jennifer

R.A.M. writes...

When will Super Why be on DVD? My daughter loves it!

abby writes...

Super Why is the best show ever. My 22 month old daughter loves the show. It is the only tv she is allowed to watch and it is so educational. She asks to watch Why before she takes a nap because she knows she watches it when she wakes up. So thank you to the creators for making a show that I dont have to feel guilty letting my daughter watch. The episodes online are so useful! Thank you! And also, how many more times are you going to have to answer the same question about DVDs. They arent coming out until January people!!!!! And no news on toys yet!!!!

Michelle writes...

Hello. My 11 month old daughter just LOVES Super Why. It is her absolute favorite. I watch it with her every night no matter what. Her little face lights up with a huge smile when Wyatt appears from inside the book case and during the part where they each say their name and Wyatt says, "say your name", she looks at me to say her name. She also loves when I sing the alphabet song with pig. She is so focused when this is on. She dances and smiles and stands right there in front of the TV. Can't wait for the DVD's! Keep up the good work.

Annie Lewis writes...

We love Super Why. Some of the old tales have scary plots my two year would be scared to watch. However, by changing the tales my two year old is able to watch the show. My three year old would like to have a Super Why party for his four year old birthday that is on January 30. I was hoping to find a Super Why party plan on the cite, but one is not available yet. Is is possible for one to be created.
Thank you in advance.
annie lewis

Hi Annie. A SUPER WHY birthday party plan is in the works, but it won’t be ready until mid-2008 at the earliest. In the meantime, the SUPER WHY site has some activities and printables that you can incorporate in your son’s birthday party.

In the Parents & Teachers section under “Activities,” there are instructions for games that could be played at the party. How about “Alphabet Hunt,” which is a scavenger hunt that helps kids learn letters? You could try the Gingerbread Cookie Letters recipe. They’re a sweet treat that could be used for decorations or a give-away. You should also check out the Super Stuff
link on the SUPER WHY kids page. It contains plenty of coloring pages (some with wordfinds) that would keep partygoers busy.

Lastly, Melissa posted instructions on how to make a SUPER WHY costume. (Maybe your son would want to wear one at his party - - at least to make an entrance? :) Scroll up to Melissa's detailed instructions (dated Oct. 22, 2007). Here's another site with tips on how to make a SUPER WHY costume.

Hope this helps. Good luck!

William writes...

My son just turned 2 this December. He has been watching "SUPER WHY" for the past 5 months on PBS and he absolutly loves it. He is able to identify, read and say all 26 letters thanks to your show (little stuggles with the "W" but its not easy to say for little kids). But what is killing me is the name of the PIG. I know he's one of the 3 Little Pig's but when get says his name...I can not understand him. Can anybody help my son and mostly me figure this out? Bless you again for this show, its been fun for me and great for my son's education.

Hi William. The pig's name is "Alpha Pig." Thanks for watching the show!

Vanessa writes...

My 2 and 3 year old children love to watch SuperWhy and my 2 year old wants to watch it all day, everyday, my question is when will the shows be on DVD? I'm ready to put my order in now!

SONIA writes...

Hi! I have a 9 month old son, who loves SUPER WHY! It really is a great show for kids to watch and learn from. Although my son is very young to understand the show he watches the show and gets excited when the kids sing and dance.

tindang sariol writes...


my son is almost 4yrs old...he really loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee...the super why.he even want to change his to super why if somebody call him his name, he tell them my is not jason anymore super why coz he changed my name...and is very educational show...keep it up,,and goodlck
dhang

Tanya writes...

My 4 year old is showing so much interest in Superwhy that I would like to know if there are any products on the market to purchase for her. Thank you

Myrna writes...

My 8 month old baby loves the show very much! Yeah - he is 8 months! Everytime he watch the show - he'll jump and dance for joy. And he got that bright smile as he sees the show. He adores the Hip- hip hooray song!

Gina writes...

My son is 2 1/2 and he loves the show so much, he thinks Princess P is cute...he doesn't move when the show is on and asks for it all day long.

Will these be released on DVD for purchase soon.

Hi everyone. It’s exciting to know how much you all love the show! We’re still expecting some DVDs to be released in another month or so on Shop PBS. A few episodes are available now as podcasts from iTunes.

No word yet on other SUPER WHY products. Please continue to check the Parents & Teachers section of the SUPER WHY web site for the latest details. You can also sign up for the newsletter, which'll have the latest info too.

Katie Norris writes...

We love Super Why, it is our 3.5 year old son's new favorite show. However, what happened to Wonder Red? She used her superpower to help solve the problem in the first few episodes but most of the rest of the shows, she never participates. We were wondering what happened to her, and the song she used to sing.

Also, my son asked me why Super Why never has a problem but the other superheroes do. Do you have an answer I should tell him.

Thanks, and we LOVE the show!

The Norris Family

Hi Katie. Wonder Red is still around, as is her wonderiffic “Rhyming Time” song. Some of the episodes featuring Red are “Hansel & Gretel,” “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Cinderella” and “The Little Red Hen.” Perhaps these haven’t been shown in your area in a while??

Whyatt has his share of problems too. “Jack and the Beanstalk,” “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” and “The Elves and the Shoemaker” are examples of episodes where Whyatt needs the Super Readers’ help.

If you visit the About the Program section of the SUPER WHY site’s Parents & Teachers page, you’ll find a partial listing of SUPER WHY episodes with descriptions. For an up-to-date program schedule in your area, just click on the TV Times link on the same page. Thanks.

Karen writes...

Thank you so much for Super Why! My girls love it!!! My 4 year old is facinated with Princess Pea, and proudly announces that she has spelling power too! My 23 month old already has letter recognition and runs around the house saying Super letters, super letters. She also dances with the characters at the end of every show. It's been such a great experience for our family- we play more word rhyming games and look for super letters! Thank you so much. I am curious if there are future plans for toys, or even anything on the PBSParents website for party ideas. Both my kids would love a Superwhy themed birthday party. Thanks!

Hi Karen. Lots of folks have been asking about SUPER WHY toys, merchandise, etc. A few DVDs should be released in the next month or so. Scroll up to see my first response from today for more details.

As for a SUPER WHY party plan, that’s in the works too, but not yet available. Check out my reply to Annie (dated January 4). I shared some ideas on how to incorporate SUPER WHY into a birthday party, until an official party plan is available. Good luck.

Lisa writes...

I just have to say "thumbs up" to you! FINALLY a fun & educational cartoon! My 3 year old son LOVES Super Why and is learning so much from your show. My daughter who is only 7 months old also loves the show. As soon as the theme song comes on, she puts on the biggest smile & starts clapping her hands and doesn't take her eyes off the TV.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK...and I wish you a long & successful ride for many years to come.
Just one question....when are some SUPER WHY toys going to be made & available? I hope soon. :)

Suzanne writes...

Gotta tell you- I love Super Why! I have three children all of whom are engrossed in this program. My oldest, 7, is hyperlexic so reading comes to him unusually quick. But he struggles with the comprehension aspect of reading. This program really helps him make the connection between the words used and the their relationship to the story, as well as their use.
My other two children, ages 5 and 3, follow him. They love trying to use beginning phonetic skills to figure out the word that would work in the sentence.
Super Why is defintely one of the top shows for early literacy skills!

Hi SUPER WHY fans. I have some good news. A SUPER WHY DVD has been released!
It has two episodes: "The Three Little Pigs" and "Jack and the Beanstalk." You can find it on Shop PBS. Some episodes of SUPER WHY are now for sale on iTunes too.

Thanks for your patience everyone!

Kyle writes...

My son loves the show. We are confused about the choices you've made for distrubuting it. First you put it up for free as a video podcast, and we expected all the shows to come, but they didn't. Then you put it for sale on iTunes. Now you've released a single DVD with two episodes for $15. Please follow the standard of releasing an entire season to DVD, get it in the stores and out to DVD rental stores like Blockbuster. We love the show and have been waiting a while for this to come out.

Gayla writes...

Just wanted to say, my alomost three year old also LOVES superwhy and he too is recognizes all his letters! Great show! Please stay on the air! I've been looking for some superwhy toys in the stores for him. I can't wait to find them.

Sara Spencer writes...

My 2 year old son loves Superwhy! We have been wondering however when you will be coming out with toys/action figures? We are very pleased with the positive message you are creating with this twist on classic fairy tales. We also love the music and enjoy the characters! Keep up the good work!

Spencer Family

Jenni writes...

We are planning a March Super Why birthday party. I am having to piece things together. Is there a chance that any party supplies will be available by then? Thanks.

Hi Jenni. It's unlikely that a SUPER WHY party plan or party supplies will be available by March. If you haven't already, you can scroll up to my reply to Annie (dated January 4). I gave her a few ideas on how to incorporate SUPER WHY into a birthday party. Hope this'll work for you. Thanks.

Chris writes...

WHEN IS THE DVD BECOMING AVAILABLE MY 2 1/2 YR. OLD LOVES IT.

heather writes...

My son loves Superwhy! He is constantly asking to watch it. When do u think the videos and Learning toys will hit the market?

Ali writes...

My 2.5 year old daughter LOVES Super Why. We stumbled upon the show a few weeks ago and she fell in love with all of the characters. My daughter not only sings along, helps solves the problems and acts out the show, but she plays it when it's not even on. I can't believe it myself, but she is already spelling and sort of reading and understands which letters make which sounds as a direct result of this program. And I have to say, I find myself singing the songs with her-- at the top of our lungs in harmony! Thanks for the wonderful program. It truly supplements and enhances what we are trying to do as parents.

Laurie writes...

Hello! I just want to THANK YOU for creating Super Why! I have a 2 year old that has learned so much from this show. He absolutely LOVES to watch every episode (even reruns). He will be turning 3 in April. Where can I find Super Why! birthday supplies?? I REALLY want to make him a Super Why party!! I have searched and searched the web and found nothing. Any help?????????????? Please let me know at your earliest convenience. :)Thanks!

Hi Laurie. I doubt that any SUPER WHY party supplies will be available by April. Please scroll up to my reply to Annie (dated January 4). I offered her suggestions on how to incorporate several SUPER WHY activities into a birthday party. Hope this helps.

Betsy writes...

My boys love Super Why! Don't change a thing, except we'd love to see some toys to go with the show... especially little figures to play with. My two year old learned all of his sounds in 3 weeks from watching Super Why and he even knows some of his sounds. My five year olds learning has been enhanced by the show. Thank you so much!!!!!

Julie writes...

I have to say that Super Why is one of the best television shows for young children as well as older ones. My almost 2 year old boy recognizes letters from the alphabet already. I attribute that to Super Why! (And his name is even the same as the main character!!!)

Leia writes...

I am a mother of 2. A 3 1/2 year old and a 11 month old. They BOTH LOVE super why. Ever since it first aired they have watched every episode. I like that it teaches my oldest how to read, spell and problem solving. It is a great show that they both can enjoy together. My youngest hears the song and no matter what he is doing and where he is he comes as fast as his little feet can take him to the tv. I would love to see more products. I want to have a 1st birthday party next month with the thing he loves the MOST...super why!

Charlton writes...

Jean and Tracy, you ladies are doing a great job. Keep it up. Thanks for all the updates.

Anna writes...

Thank you for creating a bi-racial character. My bi-racial two year old daughter, who is adopted into a Caucasian family, loves the show and we were recently delighted to see Princess Pea's story featuring her African American mother and Caucasian father. We were especially glad that it wasn't made a big deal of, and treated like the normal, every day thing that it is.
I'd also like to join the general outcry for party supplies, toys, and products, as there are not many bi-racial cartoon characters out there for my daughter to relate to.

Jennifer writes...

Your Super Why program is amazing. My 4yr old is in love with the program and she is learning so much from it. She is recognizing the letters of the alphabet, she now can spell her name as well as a few other short words all because of your show.
P.S- You should put more podcasts online that are available to download.
Thank you

Ashley writes...

My 22 month old son loves this show! He knows all of his letters and everywhere we go he has to point them out; it is fun for him to see them on TV. He knows all of the letter sounds too and spells along with Princess Presto when she asks what letter makes whatever sound. I was just wondering about reading though. I feel like he is too young to understand that letters make words. I don't want to push it and frustrate him. I showed him his name, Tommy, and now he says every word he sees is Tommy. How can I tell when he is ready to start learning to read?

Amy writes...

My 4 year old son is totally in love with Super Why. He can't wait to get home at the end of the day to watch it. But, unfortunatley I think it is only on during the day, right? Is there a DVD coming out?
My other question I have seems to be another popular one. I am having my son's birthday party early this year because I am expecting right around the time of his birthday. When do you think party supplies will be available? I know that mid-2008 is the estimate time frame,but I wasn't exactly sure what month that would be?

Thank You,
Amy

Pat writes...

My grandson is 11 months old and just loves SUPER WHY. He will stop right in his tracks and watch the entire show. He will bypass Elmo (another favorite) to watch it. I think this is a wonderful show for children. I know it's geared for older children, but I have to say my Nicholas is going to be one bright little boy!

Tasha writes...

My son is 2 and half and he adores SuperWhy! He knows that when his baby sister goes down for her morning nap it's time for him to watch the show (and for mommy to get about half an hour to do whatever needs to be done... :)). He participates while the show is on and sings and talks about SuperWhy! all the time when it's not on. He always tells me "You see super letters? Which ones?" His birthday is in June and has already informed us that he wants a SuperWhy! birthday party. We are hoping for the party stuff to be out by then, but if it isn't we'll figure something else out....

Thanks for the great, educational show that I can feel very confident about letting my son watch!

Amber writes...

Thank you for such a wonderful show. You captured the interest of my four year old by integrating Super Heroes with Reading! He loves it and goes around singing rhyming words like Wonder Red all of the time. Thank you for helping our children get a head start towards reading!

Natalie Teixeira writes...

My daughter is 10 Months and I have been reading to her since she was born. She recently started watching super readers and she loves it. She will sing and dance when the theme song comes on. She watch's the show faithfully at 9 am and 2:30 p.m. That is the only tv time she gets and she loves it. I want her 1st B-day party to have a Super Readers Theme. Where can i find suplies. I have tried I party but they looked at me like i was crazy and asked what is super readers Please help!!!!

April writes...

my 6 month old has been watching for 3 months now, she loves the music and when they sing the alphabet. We dvr every episode just in case she has a problem falling asleep or gets really cranky. they teach kids how to deal with so many things, even though she's more interested in the songs and colors now this show hopfully will be there as she grows and learns. Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful childrens show, theres not as many interesting learning shows any more and im glade to say were hooked.

tanya writes...

my son & I were flicking thru the channels and discovered super why. my son LOVES super why..and when we heard him announce his name being wyatt,my son was even more thrilled as his name too is wyatt! do you have any dvd's available as im due to go return to work soon from my mat leave and my son will start school & i'd hate for him to miss episodes of this when he anticipates it so much. also, are there any plush character dolls available anywhere?

Keri writes...

I have a daughter that will be 3 at the end of March and loves Super Why. She was been asking for a Super Why birthday party but I cant find any party stuff. I have looked all around and even on www.orientaltrading.com where I buy all my party stuff from. Can you please tell me where I can find some. Thank you so much.

eliza` writes...

MY 11 MONTH OLD LOVES SUPER WHY WHEN I WAS PREGNANT I SAID I WOULD'NT LET MY SON WATCH TV UNTIL I SAW SUPER WHY ITS THE BEST KID SHOW AND THE ONLY THING MY SON WILL WATCH. FOR 24 MIN I HAVE PIECE AND QUITE LOL. I REALLY WISH THEY HAD TOYS AND PARTY FAVORS FOR THE SHOW. MY SON WILL BE 1YR AT THE END OF MARCH SO PLEASE IF ANYONE CAN FIND ANYTHING SUPER WHY PLEASE LET ME KNOW. AND I WANT TO SAY ONE MORE TIME IT IS A GREAT SHOW FOR ALL AGES AND I LOVE THAT HE REALLY LEARNS BY WATCHING THE SHOW THANK GOD FOR SUPER WHY.

Hi everyone. Here are some quick reminders. Two episodes of SUPER WHY are available on DVD: "The Three Little Pigs" and "Jack and the Beanstalk." Please visit Shop PBS for more info. You can also find some episodes for sale on iTunes.

SUPER WHY birthday party supplies are not yet available. I will post an update here, when that changes. In the meantime, the SUPER WHY site has some activities and printables that you can incorporate into a party plan. Here's what I recommended to a poster a while back:

In the Parents & Teachers section under “Activities,” there are instructions for games that could be played at a party. How about Alphabet Hunt, which is a scavenger hunt that helps kids learn letters? Or, you could try the Gingerbread Cookie Letters recipe. They’re a sweet treat that could be used for decorations or give-aways. And, Musical Alphabet Chairs sounds like a lot of fun.

You should also check out the Super Stuff link on the SUPER WHY kids page. It contains plenty of coloring pages (some with wordfinds) that would keep partygoers busy.

Lastly, Melissa posted instructions on how to make a SUPER WHY costume; in case your little one would like to make an entrance. :) Scroll up to Melissa's detailed instructions (dated Oct. 22, 2007). Here's another site with tips on how to make a SUPER WHY costume.

Hope this helps. Good luck!


Susie writes...

We just found Super Why a few weeks ago, and my two-year-old LOVES it. I just wanted to echo previous posts that TOYS to go with this show would sell well. A full set of characters in hard plastic (like some Strawberry Shortcake figures) or soft toys with changeable costumes (which would probably need slits all the way up the back with Velcro to allow little ones to play dress up) would be ones I might buy. I hope the show continues to do well. We'll look forward to seeing more episodes in the future--I'm sure we've seen almost all of them several times already (being on twice a day as they are). Awesome show!

Heidi writes...

When is the merchandise coming out???

Amy writes...

SUPER WHY is my 21 month old's new favorite show! She sings the theme song and dances around the kitchen, and on Monday, actually said her ABC all the way to Z all by herself with no prompting! Last night when we were cleaning up dinner, out of nowhere, she said something I couldn't make out at first, and I asked her to say it again. I listened hard, and realized she was understanding phonetics for the first time! Her letters were wrong, but she said, "B sounds like "tuh"! Super Why is a SUPER show, and I can't wait for toys!

I was disappointed when I started a search for toys fot her Easter basket, and discovered there weren't any yet!

Keep up the good work girls! Thanks for a show that makes kids excited about letters, spelling, words, and READING!!

Thank you!

-Amy Kishbaugh
Pennsylvania

Karen writes...

This is the coolest show. Your not going to believe this, but my 9 month old son, yes you heard me 9 months old Loves the Show!!!! He doesn't move a muscle till its over. I can't belive it. I can say super why and he looks for the show it's so cute!!! It's so amazing how it captures him. He loves to look at books and have you read them to him. Great show!! Thanks!!!

tami writes...

My son loves Super Why! We are always playing it around the house. He is Super Why and I get to be Alpha Pig. He has a Birthday coming up soon and insist on having a Super Why Birthday Party. Any ideas? I wish there were products out there for this show.

Emma writes...

My three-year old absolutely loves SUPER WHY.... He even gave up snow in Texas to watch it. "Wait, please, until I finish my Super Readers Mama..." This is a normal occurance in our house. He loves to tell people all about the characters and stories they are in. Even more so than the Disney movies he's attatched to.

Thanks for such a wonderful show!

Karina - Bellevue, WA writes...

Thank you for creating Super Why! Our almost 3y0 son LOVES your show the most out of all of PBS'.

One more request for merchandise. I'll check back for updates.

Thank you for encouraging kids to read and love books as toys!

Karina

Betty writes...

My 4 year old is absolutely in love with this show. Every toy he has, he pretends is one of the Super Readers. Anyway, I am reaaly hoping you come up with some toys soon.. He is already asking for Super Why toys for his birthday in May.
Keep up the good work with this show.

heather writes...

my 3 yr old loves super why..it's the first thing she asks for everyday..the 2 hour wait from waking until it comes on is almost painful....when will there be products, such as books, more videos, plush toys etc to help with our time between episodes....i love what you are doing..as a mom of 6 18-3 years old I have to say this is a top notch program...way to go...let's read!!!!

Heather writes...

I just found Super Why! while searching for kids shows on my dvr. My son really enjoys it. It seems as though everyone is looking for merchandising. I'm not sure why the toys our kids play with have to be products from the tv shows they watch. Please don't make the show into another Dora/Diego/Spongebob/Thomas. The merchandising is everywhere on everything. I think Super Why! is a great show, but don't feel it's necessary to over-do it on merchandising. I purposely choose shows that aren't overly merchandised so there are not 50 products with their favorite character on it every time they walk in to a store (like Peep in the Big Wide World). By the way... i'm excited that you are introducing lower case letters in future episodes. Keep up the great work.

marie writes...

My daughter is one and she absolutely loves the show and I was wondering if there is any store that sells Super Why items, whether it be toys, dvds, clothes, or stuffed animals. Please let me know.
Thanks,
Marie

Jenna writes...

I have a 18month old and she loves the show. She loves watch them write out the letters and find the letters. Shes also loves pointing to the right letter and she thinks when she points to them the pop out at you she just sits there and laugh i love watching her watch it. She also repeats some words after they say it. I think it the best kid show on tv. Just wanted to say thanks. Also are there and toys off the show ive been looking for like room decorations or the charactors off the show?
Thanks
Jenna and baby Kyla

ashley writes...

hi! where can i buy a Super Why plush toy or a Super Why t-shirt, ect. for my child? thanks!!!

Angela writes...

Thank you for creating a program which my 4 year old LOVES to watch and participate with during the program.
He surprised me by spelling his name for the first time using your program on pbskids.org. WOW! It blew me away and made him very proud of his ability.
Question: When will there is toys and games to go along with the program? He would love a Super Reader hero to tag along with him.

Myrna writes...

Do you have party favors available? My son will have his 1st birthday this april and want to have superwhy theme for his party. Any cake, give aways, costume, available where to find online?

Thanks! He loves superwhy SOOO much!

Stephen writes...

My 4 year old LOVES SuperWhy, its one of the few shows we watch. I believe it has helped her begin reading, spelling and writing at an earlier ager, and she iscompletely engaded in the show. She always watches with a pencil and paper to write along with the program. Where can we get the ringtone for the super duper computer?

Lindsay writes...

Thank you SO much for such a fabulous, upbeat, attention-grabbing, educational cartoon! I have 2 kids- a girl, almost 3, and a boy, almost 1. Both of them absolutely love it and are glued the entire time. My daughter can recognize almost all of her letters now, thanks to the show, and she loves the Pig's version of the alphabet song. The fact that there is a princess AND a superhero in the same cartoon makes it perfect for either gender. Let me know when there are t-shirts available, my kids would LOVE them!!!

Lillian writes...


My 3 year old son loves this show he watches it 3 times a day and enjoys every time. I had to go out and buy him a cape. My son has learned alot...keep up the GREAT work

Darrin writes...

Our son name is Solomon, 4 1\2, and he loves Super Why. My wife is deaf and our kids are hearing. Solomon is bi-lingual. Solomon is such a super reader. I realized kids his age don't read yet. Solomon started to read and verbally make out every word at age 3. His Pre-K teacher said he has Hyperlexia, which meaning he can read without being taught.

With all the PBS resource I am getting from your site, I can actually put together Solomon's 5th birthday party. Solomon wanted the theme: Super Why. So we are inviting his friends and hopefully this is a good motivator for the kids to read. Also I am so happy that I can also order DVD also for Solomon. Thanks PBS.

Darrin, Robin, Solomon, & Elijah

Angela writes...

Tracey,
Thank you for your post with suggestions for Super Why activities. I'm creating lesson plans for the summer to keep up with what preschool was doing before he goes to K4 in September. Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you for creating a truly educational program.

Katrina writes...

My 10,9, and 2 year old all love Super Why! We especially like Pig's version of the alphabet. My 2 year old is reciting letters and sounds like never before! I would love some merchandise to give Ashley to play with. I just want to let u know to keep up the good work, and looking forward to new episodes.

Paulo Jordao writes...

My son will be 4 in may, and he loves SUPER WHY.
Do you have any Ideia where can I find anything of SUPER WHY for his party?
Toys, Napkin, etc???
Thanks
Paulo ( www.paulopics.com )

Ashley Stone writes...

My son and I love Super Why! It is the best show ever! It's all he talks about...letters, why, read. That is his favorite words. I sing the song and he says more over and over again. Please tell me it is coming out on CD or I can download. Keep up the good work.

Ashley and Xander

Cameron Simpson writes...

My son is 20 months old and our pediatrician has suggested that he can only watch a hour of television a day. I happened to be skipping throught the channels one day and found Super Why. This is the only thing that my son has been willing to sit through the entire 30 min and actually watch. When he hears the song come on no matter where he is in the house he comes running. This is the best show for any age child. I have told all of our friends about the Super Readers. I hope this continues for a long time. I would love to surprise my son with a doll of Wyatt and the other Super Readers is that ever going to be possible? All of the songs are so catchy that my husbannd and I know all of them by heart and sing them to the show everyday while my son laughs and points to Wyatt. Again thanks so much for such a Super Smart Show you girls are the best in our household!!! :-)

Susan writes...

My 31/2 year old son can not get enough of Super Why. He told me this week that we needed to buy him an airplane so he could fly. He also pretends to zap words. I am thrilled. Can we expect a Super Why toy line??

Liz McCoy writes...

My 20 month old son knows his alphabet b/c of super why!!!

He wakes up in the morning and the first thing he says is WHY! Every morning he has a breakfast snack his cup of water and watches WHY!!!

His favorite & first letter he learned was U!!! We're so proud and amazed and want to say thanks Super Why!!!!

NAZ writes...

Why does Maryland Public Television not sure programs like Super Why on weekends. Our kids go to school on weekdays and it's not possible for them to see TV at 0700am.

PLEASE AIR YOUR PROGRAM ON WEEKENDS!!!

Thanks

Hi Naz. PBS makes programming available to public TV stations, such as Maryland Public Television, but we don't have any control over their broadcast schedules. Each of our PBS member stations independently selects and schedules their programming. Please contact MPT regarding your question. Thanks.

Jennifer writes...

Hello, We are first time parents. We have a daughter named Avery. She is 5 months old and LOVES Super Why. We thought it was just TV in general but we were wrong. We have put in Baby Einstein DVDs and she loses interest in a matter of minutes. I can't blame her they are very boring!!Werecord Super Why on our DVR and play them over & over because she loves them so much. She can be sitting on the floor faced away from the TV and we start the show and even though she can't crawl or manuver well yet she manages to TURN AROUND to see the TV. She can be pitching a fit crying and we turn it on and she stops in her tracks to watch it. It is AMAZING. We have video taped her doing this so people will believe it. We are ordering the DVD from the PBS website so she can have it at Nana's too! The best part is I love the show as well. I love the characters, the songs and the humor!! I also love the spin on the alphabet song!! Keep it up. Make more DVDS we're gonna need them!! Jennifer & Avery

Cylina writes...

My son Drew is almost 3 and has been watching Super Why for close to 4 months. He loves it! He knows the alphabet, from A-Z due to Super WHY and can sound out letters as they do in the Letter Factory. We just purchased a Word World DVD which he enjoys as well, but Super Why is right up his alley! He can identify letters anywhere (CAPS), and knows the word HELP! He has a connection with Whyat, a big brother/super hero!

PLEASE make DVD's available for Super WHY!!! I'd recommend this all parents - little ones enjoy to explore! They want to learn!

Ernie writes...

I can not boast anymore than most. However, Thank you for curbing the baby talk, adding a life long lesson and a method of working through personal Kid issues, as well as, general life situations, in all of your episodes. It is a delight to experience a child’s discovery of their own emotions and coping mechanisms as on the shows.
The timing gaps given on each episode allowing for a child to process and respond have been critical in our daughters learning and interactive participation. Unfortunately, she is in day care and I am in law school and my Tivo is working overtime. Where can we find purchasable “Super Why” media of all the episodes, I have yet to find any online. Thanks “Super Why” for helping us "look in a book".

Jean (PBS Parents)? writes...

Hi Ernie,
All the episodes are not yet available on any media format, but there is a DVD with two Super WHY! episodes available through Shop PBS, and several episodes are availble for download through the iTunes music store. Hope this helps!

Tamara writes...

My son is three years old and he loves this show. He already knew how to recognize his letters and numbers before so now this show just reinforces what he knows already. He watches the show and repeats everything they say makes him feel smarter and intelligent. I was wondering if possibly you guys can put the show On Demand because my husband wants to see the show when he gets home from work. Thanks

Kristi writes...

My 2 year old daughter really loves Super WHY. I do appreciate the fact that right now you are only using upper case letters and as far as I remember the Pig always sings the entire alphabet at least every show and your characters speak very clearly which is great. It's is one of the best pubic educational cartoons out there right now. I was baby sitting my 3 year old newphew who has autisim since his special school was out for the day and he had never seen Super Why, but I could tell was absorbing every minute of it. Thank you..

Christy writes...

The first episode that my daughter watched was the Boy Who Cried Wolf, and I was admittedly turned off by the missing moral about telling the truth. I did, however, decided to continue to give the show a chance to see what else it had in store.
A few days later I heard my 3-year-old yelling out the letter names with gusto. Within a week, she was quoting the storylines in the car from start to finish. I've learned to augment the show with tellings of the real stories and let the animation work its magic.
It's definitely working.

Lucas' Mommy (Chicago) writes...

My 4 year old LOVES your show! My mom says he preps a few minutes before it begins by going potty & getting his snack so he is does not have to move after it begins. He keeps asking me to buy him a SuperWhy dvd but I cant find it anywhere. When will they be available for sale? His birthday is coming up in June. Thanks again for teaching my son so much in such a short time. Cant wait to see more episodes!

elaine writes...

My 2 year old loves SUPER WHY, but we can not find any toys for him. Where or when might we find them?

Hi everyone. Here are some answers to the most popular SUPER WHY questions:

1) A birthday party plan is being created. We don’t know exactly when it will be available, but it should be online by the end of the year. In the meantime, please scroll up to my previous responses on how to incorporate SUPER WHY into your child’s party.

2) The "Three Little Pigs" and "Jack and the Beanstalk" episodes are available on DVD. You can find it on Shop PBS. Some episodes of SUPER WHY are for sale on iTunes too.

3) For ways to reinforce your child’s literacy skills during the summer, check out SUPER WHY lesson plans. There’s also a Literacy Tips section on the SUPER WHY site with tips on how to build reading skills during everyday activities.

4) Still no word on toys, clothing or other merchandise. I’ll let you know when that changes. Thanks.

Tracey

Ivy writes...

My son loves SUPER WHY- he just told me he wants a Super Why Party... his birthday is in july- any idea of when any SW merchandise will be available?
Thanks!

Tatiana writes...

My two year old absolutely loves Super Why. It is the only thing that can sit him down. Before watching the show he didn't know any of his letters and now he recognizes at least 21 of the alphabet by name.The show is awesome, very educational and I am very glad it was created!!!!

lisa writes...

my 3 yr old & 4 yr old absolutely love Super Why!!! I think the show is awesome too!! i just want to know why there aren't any toys or books or even clothing out?? My boys would love super why figures!!! Please come out with some toys!!!

Norma writes...

I just wanted to say that I thank you guys for this show. My son is 20 months and he loves it. It actually lets me do a lot of things during this time. He is even recognizing a lot of words and participates when the characters ask questions. I just wanted to know are you guys thinking on making toys or a costumes for halloween. I would love to disguise my son as one wyatt. thanks so much

Vangi writes...

Hi. My son and I absolutely love Super Why. He watches it every chance he can get. He has a mask and cape that he wears everywhere and people always ask who he is. He gets so upset when they don't know he's Super Why. His birthday is in July and I was wondering if there will be any party supplies out by then? Please say "yes":)

michele writes...

My grand daughter loves Super Why!. I was wondering if you will be releasing anymore DVD's? I have already purchased The 3 Little Pigs, but noticed that's all you have released.

Claudia writes...

Hi, my two sons (2 and 3 years old) love Super Why, all the time they are repeating everything that he says, they don't see the time to watch the program, so that's why I would like to get costumes from this hero for them, can you help me with this?. I will apreciate it,

Thanks,

Claudia

Hi Claudia. Scroll up to Melissa's post (dated October 22) for her detailed instructions on how to make a Super Why costume. Also, here's a site that offers another version.

Once your sons are dressed as Super Readers, consider taking some pictures and uploading them to the PBS Parents SUPER WHY costumes group on Flickr. Thanks.


Hi everyone. Some of you may have seen or heard about what appears to be Super Why merchandise on the web. These are NOT official Super Why products. These items have not been developed by or in conjunction with the show’s producers or PBS.

I realize many of you are eager for Super Why merchandise, and the folks at Super Why are working to that end. In the interim, I would encourage you to not support the purchase of merchandise that is being illegally made and/or manufactured. Thanks.

Veronica writes...

My son Ryan will be three in July. He was not speaking as much as other children his age but now thanks to us teaching him his letters on a daily basis and SUPER WHY! he knows his WHOLE alphabet! He repeats everything that Wyatt says and he LOVES this show. What a great show and I just wanted to let you know how much he and all his little buddies love it!

wendey writes...

I there a place to buy my 5 year old a Super Why T shirt? He is a super fan!!! Thanks

Carolyn writes...

I absolutely love! love! love! Superwhy. It the best cartoon I've ever seen in my day. My daughter has learned so much from that program. I think the idea of creating superheros and having the power to spell and the power of the alphabet is amazing. Please continue to keep Super Why around for the children. Also, I'd like to give my daughter a superwhy party, however, I can't find the favors. Are there any Super why party favors as of yet? If so, Please let me know where to buy them.

Denise writes...

My five year old and two year old both love this show. My two year old is already learning some of the letters of the alphabet and my 5 year old loves the challenge of piecing words together and determining which letter is needed to make a certain sound in a word. Great show for children of many ages! They also love seeing the stories that we read incorporated into the show. Thanks for making it!

Danielle writes...

My son and daughter love this show. They run to the tv when they here the theme music. They have learned so much by watching this program. My son wants to have a Super Why birthday party and I am having no luck in finding anything. Is there anywhere that I can go to find these party favors and a Super Why t-shirt or character figurines? Please let me know. Thanks

Alix writes...

I am so excited about this program. My two year old loves this show as well as my first graders. I did not discover this show until 3-4 months ago, but it is now a part of our morning both at home and in the classroom. The literacy compoents are strong and I can see how this can be a springboard in the classroom by helping my first graders develop their alpha powers and their powers to read and spell.

I also love how you use familiar story characters and give them more adventures and show not only their problems, but how they are solved. My class loves the updated alpahabet. Thank you for a wonderful program that is based on many elements of literacy.

SuAnn writes...

My daughter who's turning 2 June 27th absolutely loves Super Why. I wish you had the birthday party theme already done, but we are going to try to do it ourselves. My 7 month old also gets wide eyed and so excited when it's time for Super Why! We're not too big on TV for the kids, but this is such a great program, and they get so much enjoyment out of it. Thanks for making learning so fun!

Jennifer writes...

My 5 y.o. daughter loves Super Why! and I think it's a great format for learning letters and early reading. I so wanted a DVD for our LONG roadtrip this summer and found The 3 Little Pigs one on PBS.com, my question is when are more coming? She really loves the princess tales best and this first DVD doesn't have one on it. I will probably buy this one for our trip, but would love more options soon! I will be ordering the Princess and The Pea book when it comes out in October for Christmas. Thanks for great programing that I approve of and the kids actually enjoy!

Hilary writes...

My son is 1 and absolutely loves this show! He dances, sings along and I catch him sounding out words with the characters, which I love. I just want to know where in the world can I find a toy of Super Why or Alpha Pig? My husband and I wanted to get him one and have searched everywhere with no luck.

Keep up the great work, we are hooked on your show!!

Karina (Bellevue, WA) writes...

Keep up the great work! Hip, Hip, Hooray - we LOVE Super Why!

The "SAVE WATER" couldn't have been more on time for us; Wes is taking swim lessons + learning to save waters for others.

Again, you ladies Rock!
Karina

Jordan writes...

My 21 month old son LOVES Super Why! He dances to the music and will actually sit and watch the whole show. I'm hoping that birthday decorations will be available by his birthday in the end of August. I would love to have a Super Why! themed party for him. Thanks so much for such a great show!

Stacie writes...

My 15 month old son loves Super Why. It is the only show on TV he will sit and watch which gives me a bit of time to get things done. He dances to all of the songs. We are anxiously awaiting for Super Why products to come out. Hopefully in time for halloween this year. Thanks for producing such a great show. I'm sure my Wyatt will learn from Super Why as he continues to grow!

Carol writes...

As Assistant Librarian at the Washington Public Library, I have watched your show many times with my grandchildren (3 & 4)
This show is THE BEST for sounding out the alphabet letters and I would be very interested in obtaining DVDs with the alphabet sounds for our library to encourage parents to take the first steps to reading with their child.
I look forward to purchasing the DVD Fairy tales for our collection.
Keep up the Great Work,
Carol Bunton

Sharon writes...

I would love to buy the dolls of the super why? little readers... where can I get them?

Hi Sharon. Unfortunately, no Super Why dolls are available at this time.

There is a Super Why DVD with "The Three Little Pigs" and "Jack and the Beanstalk." You can find it on Shop PBS. Some episodes of SUPER WHY are for sale on iTunes too.

Thanks.

Amy writes...

My 18 month old son loves this show!!! It's the only one that he'll sit and watch. He loves the songs and he dances with the characters at the end of the show.
He loves hearing the the alphabet song and I think you did a great job with that.

His birthday is in December and we'd love a Super Why party. Can't wait to see that when it comes out.

Thanks for creating such a wonderful, educational and fun program for my toddler to watch!

venus writes...

I am definitely looking forward to find the theme of "Super Why?" my 3yrs.old babygirl loves all of the characters but,her favorite is "Princess Presto!!!"she lives to be this princess.which by the way my daughter resembles this lil. princess except that my daughter has brown eyes!!! I'm happy to say that as a mom,i'm impress on how my baby has learn so much because of the cartoon!!! I make sure she sees it before going to her daycare!!! Thanks!!!

Raegan writes...

I just have to say that the Super Why program is outstanding. My 5 year old absolutely loves it. He actually gets very upset when it is over in the mornings. He has actually asked if they make a Super Why game for the Nintendo DS. Is that something that is possibly in the works. If you ever do anything like that he would play it constantly.

Michelle writes...

I just wanted to write to tell you what a wonderful show my husband and I think Super Why is. We allow our son to watch one show per day and Super Why is always his choice. My son is almost 2 and has been watching Super Why for nearly a year. He had most of his ABC's down by 14 months, we've been singing ABC's to him since he was 8 months old but he started saying them consitently once he heard Alpha Pig singing his ABC's. Just this morning I was sitting with my son watching and he was singing the opening theme song. His favorite part is when then put their arms in and say "To the Rescue!" He always puts his hand on mine or my husbands and lifts them and yells with the enthusiasm that small children have in abundance "TO THE RESCUE!!"
We are grateful to you for creating a wonderful, educational, and fun show about reading.
Thank You

Edward writes...

My daughter LOVES your show and she is only 10 months old. My wife and I were wondering if there are any Super Why party supplies available, if so where can we purchase them????

Thank you,
Edward & Jessica

Frana writes...

As a teacher and a mother, I really appreciate your fun approach to early literacy. My 2 year old already knows all his letters and is beginning to sound out words. He will constantly ask for "Super Why! Super Why!". We've taken to PVR-ing episodes for him to watch later!

Will there be more episodes available on DVD in the near future?

Keep up the good work!

Thea writes...

My 2 1/2 year old granddaughter loves Super Why. She has already learned her ABC's in upper case and now we are working on the lower case. Could you please tell me where I can buy the characters? She pretends to carry Super Why in her hand. I would like her to have a doll.
Thank You.

Thea Lockwood - Ontario, Canada

Liz writes...

MY kids ages 1 and a half, and five year old love SUPER WHY! Where can I can find SuperWhy toys, clothing and things of that sort for him?

OLGA writes...

MY SON IS TURNING A YEAR OLD AUGUST 6,2008. I WANTED TO KNOW IF THERE WAS SUPER WHY PARTY SUPPLIES.

Alicia writes...

Thank you so much to the creators of Super Why. My children love the show. I love that the characters are diversified which you don't see very often. My daughter especially loves Princess P. I don't know of any shows that have a princess of colour. It is great that she can see herself represented in a beautiful way. The main character also is of colour and I believe this allows other children to see themselves reflected on TV, even as a cartoon. Bravo to the creators. Sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference.

mary writes...

Hello! My 6 year old seems to think you will be at Kiddieland amusement park (near Chicago) soon. She seems to think she heard it on TV. Is it true, or is she hopeful?

Thank you!
Mary

Hi Mary. WTTW will be hosting Fun and Run on August 24 in Lincoln Park. A Super Reader Tent will be part of the fun.

The details can be found on Super Why's web site in the Parents & Teachers section under Events . You can also visit WTTW's Fun and Run page or call them at (773) 509-5333. Thanks.


Michelle writes...

My son is going to be 1 on August 1st, and he loves Super Why!!! He wakes up every morning just to watch it and goes back to sleep! I think it is a wonderful show. I want him to have a Super Why Birthday Party, but i cant find Super Why supplies i really need your help!

Edited for clarification by Tracey at PBS Parents.

Molly writes...

My daughter and I really love Super-Why! It is the only show that she really shows an interest in since she was 18 months old. I was wondering if you will be marketing "Super Why" dolls at any time in the near future? Her second birthday is coming up and she would love one.

logan writes...

my 23 month old loves super why and he gets mad when we leave or change the channel can you make super why later in the day

Jodi writes...

My 3-year-old, Zoe, loves SUPER WHY. She likes to dance around and imitate Princess Presto. What a wonderful show! Since very early on, she's shown interest in reading and spelling, and this has been a perfect compliment. What is the best way to support funding for the continued production of the show?

Thank you so much.

Theresa writes...

My 3 year old daugther loves SUPER WHY, especially Princess Pea and as a mother of a bi-racial child it is sooooo hard to find a Princess of COLOR, so THANK YOU!!!!! Of course, like everyone else, I would LOVE to get her a Princess Pea doll, so please light a fire under the developers/designers, etc. It really looks like you will have a lot of buyers!

Jennifer writes...

PBS and the producers of Super Why are missing a huge opportunity by not offering some simple products that people are obviously dying for. I just scrolled through your entire comment page (as I too am searching for Super Why birthday party supplies) and the demand is huge. Why does it take so long to provide these things? ANd has anyone come up with any ideas for a Super Why party that they would like to share? Like what cake did you make? decorations? goody bags? Thanks for any help - my four year old desperately wants a super why party1

Hi Jennifer. The producers of Super Why recently signed a deal with a manufacturer to create a full line of Super Why merchandise. This will include plush toys, figures, vehicles, playsets and electronic learning aids.

Some of the products will be available later this year. Others will be introduced in early 2009. I'll post an announcement here as soon as merchandise is available.

A Super Why party plan is still in the works. I'll keep everyone posted on that as well. Thanks.

Jaime J writes...

Where can I find super why songs for download as MP3?

Elizabeth writes...

My three year old son and I love to watch Super Why. My question is that where can I find a dvd? I would love to have one around the house.

Hi Elizabeth. A Super Why DVD is available at Shop PBS. It has two episodes: "The Three Little Pigs" and "Jack and the Beanstalk." Thanks.

Shana writes...

Just wanted to say that we love Super Why! My son is 17 months and it is the only show that he will sit and actually watch. I just wanted to post that I found on the internet that RC2 Corporation is going to start making Super Why toys. I know a lot of us have been looking for them. Looks like they will be out around Christmas time. http://www.rc2.com/press/2008/LCandOutoftheBlueFINAL.pdf

Thank you so much for this great show!

Rocio writes...

My 1 year old loves this show, he loves the theme song and brightness of the characters. This is the only show where he can sit still and he can finish drinking his bottle. I personally love the show myself. Where can I get a toy of Wyatt for him?

Megan writes...

Just want to say thank you so much for Super Why. My 19 month old loves the show. I was hesitant to let him watch tv. But Super why is the only show he watches it and he has loved it since he was 9 months. He gets the remote and points it at the tv and dances when I say Super Why. Thanks again!!

Anni writes...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Our son loves Super Why! He watches the show twice daily when it is aired in our area, he has his father video taping the episodes so that we can watch them more frequently and the funniest thing is when the theme song comes on - he in incapable of anything other than singing for the duration of the song - no matter how many times he hears it!

He has requested a Super Why birthday cake and our bakery won't do it with the copyright. Could you tell me how to obtain permission for the Super Why likeness to be airbrushed onto a birthday cake.

Thanks again for such a wonderful program. Between Super Why and Word Girl, we are ALL about reading and vocabulary at our house!

Jenny writes...

I cannot thank you enough for a wonderful program like SuperWhy. My 3 year old and I watch it together each evening, and he really feels connected to the characters as he is one of the Super Readers now! Throughout the day, he will tell me that I get a big thumbs up!! Even more importantly, I hear him when he looks at books recognizing a letter and saying its sound. What a joy to watch him grow and to experience it with him. THANK YOU for this positive influence in his young life!

kevin writes...

My 25 month old little boy loves the show. I stops what he is doing when it comes on and for thirty minutes u better not get in front of the t.v. LOL I read that there are going to be super why toys coming out. Will they be out before christmas and is there a place online that you can view the toys that will be coming out. Thanks. The show is great. Keep up the good work

Renee writes...

I cannot tell you how excited that I am about the Super Why toys that will be coming out this year! My 2 year old son LOVES Super Why. Everywhere we go he sees "Super Letters" and he will spell out whatever words he sees on buildings etc. Then he tells me "we need to put them in our Super Duper Computer". I am looking forward to getting him one soon! Are there any plans for live shows or appearances soon in the Dallas, TX area? Thank you for such a GREAT show!!!

Dad writes...

Hip Hip Horray!

Like everyone else who's commented, I just want to say what a wonderful show Super Why is. My son is 12 months old and as others have said, he'll sit down and watch the whole thing. He loves the songs and will dance, clap, and giggle. If the TV's not on and I say "Super Why?" he'll point at the TV :) I know they say kids shouldn't watch TV at such a young age, but I think he is really getting something from the show. I'll try to get him to sound out the letters and he seems to like to follow along. He's a bit of a fussy eater so it's also been great when trying to feed him breakfast in the morning. He just watches and opens his mouth when the spoon gets near as opposed to the normal trying to grab everything around him and throw it on the floor :)

Yes, please please please release some Super Why toys!

The only other thing he'll watch is a clip we have TiVO'ed of Feist doing "1 2 3 4" on Sesame Street. He could watch that all day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fciD_II7NI

linda writes...

superwhy is fantastic my 3yr old never misses it the only prblem being that we are unable to get dvds in our country northern ireland please help

Beth writes...

I saw in July you posted that party products are coming. My daughter is turning 5 in October and, just like everyone else on this site, she too wants a Super Why birthday party.
Any word? Should we start looking for a different theme?

Hi Beth. I wish I could give you a firm delivery date for a Super Why birthday party plan, but I can't.

I can tell you, though, that the folks at Super Why are working on one, and that we hope to have it on PBS Parents before the end of October. As soon as it's available, we'll post that announcement here (on the Super Why blog page), on our homepage and from other areas within our site. In fact, you may here us screaming from the rooftops too. :)

Thanks, Beth, (and everyone else) for your patience.

Tracey


Mick writes...

Hi,
Is it possible to download the text message alert tone that Whyatt receives at the beginning of each show?

My boys would love to hear their Dad's phone do that.

Thanks

Hi Mick. There aren't any Super Why ringtones at the moment. It's a great suggestion, though. I'll pass it along to the show's producers. Stay tuned. Thanks.

Tracey

Tasha writes...

While looking for Halloween costumes I ran across this page with SuperWhy! costumes - are they PBS approved costumes??? I wasn't aware that PBS had released any merchandise yet....

http://www.buycostumes.com/browse/_/N-/Ntt-superwhy/results1.aspx

Hi Tasha. You beat me to it! Yes, the producers of Super Why have officially licensed Halloween costumes. They aren't available through PBS, but they can be found at various online retailers. I believe that they'll be pretty popular, so you might want to make your selection(s) sooner rather than later. Good luck and thanks!

Tracey

James writes...

Yes, my one-year old nephew Matthew's been in love with the show since he first saw it. Now, from what i understand, Disguise is making an officially licensed set of each of the main characters. One small problem: The online stores just can't keem them in stock! Looks like we'll have to make one for him...

Gloria writes...


I would like to know where I can find season 1 DVD of SUPERWHY. amazon is asking you to download each story. I would like to buy season 1 in the store for my grandson who just turn 1years old he loooooves SUPERWHY. PLEASE HELP

GRANDMA

Hi Gloria. The only Super Why episodes on DVD are "The Three Little Pigs" and "Jack and the Beanstalk." (They're on the same DVD.) You can find it on Shop PBS. If the entire first season should become available on DVD, I'll be sure to post it here. Thanks.

Tracey

Krystal writes...

Has anyone attempted to make a Wonder Red costume? There are some available online but they aren't very cute. Please email if you have any pics of home made costumes.
krystal_stores @yahoo.com

Thanks!
Krystal

Stacy writes...

I love this page! We recently found Super Why and my 3 year old loves it! I came here looking for party supply information as well as clothing and toys. I'm very excited to read the news that it's coming out soon. YAY!! We love Super Why, so thank you! :)

Stacy and Sophie Rose

Tiffany C writes...

I absolutely love the show Super Why and so does my 3yr old. Thank you for the learning and life applications all in one. You are brillant!

Tomisha writes...

To all of you moms looking for a Halloween costume. I found all four character's costumes on www.dizguise.com
I just ordered the princess presto costume for my middle child. My oldest one was already going to be little red riding hood- I figure they will look super cute together.
BTW- my 2 1/2 year old is already identifying several letters just in the last 3 weeks of watching your show. :)

mary ann (nanny) writes...

Super Why is the absolute, off the chart, make my grandsons happy show. I've purchased the costume for my three year old grandson from amazon.com. Please I would like to purchase the ship, toys, games or what ever else is out there. His birthday is in the first week of October. I would like to have a Super Why party. Can you help me make those purchases?

You should see that child dance the theme song.

Thank you
nanny

Hi Nanny. I'm glad that you found a Super Why costume for your grandson. We're all excited that there available this Halloween.

As for other Super Why merchandise, you'll have to wait a little longer. Plush toys, figures, vehicles, playsets and electronic learning aids are in production and should be out early next year.

A Super Why birthday party plan is in the works as well. We hope to have it on pbsparents.org by late October. I'll let everyone know as soon as it's available. Thanks.

Tracey

Anna writes...

Amazon.com has Super Why Costumes!!!! My daughter is going to be Princess Presto for Halloween.

Madison writes...

Hi my son loves ur show, i was wondering if u guys have any toys other than costumes and books?? Because that would be the best christmas ever if i could get him some superwhy toys!!

Hi Madison. We don't expect that any other Super Why merchandise will be available before Christmas. I'll post a note here, as soon as the merchandise is out in stores. Thanks.

Tracey

monique writes...

My 8-month old LOVES this show!! He laughs so hard when Super Why says "say your name" It is so funny. He likes Whyatt the best and loves the songs. I sing the abc song to get him to sleep and it works like a charm. I love that it's educational so I don't feel guilty about letting him watch television. Just wanted to say great show!!

Brandy writes...

Does anyone know if there is a place I can get or find a pattern to make a Y-Writer? I have a Super Why costume for my son and I am using an old palm pilot for the Super Duper Computer, but am lacking the Y-Writer. I am not very artsy or creative and so I would appreciate any suggestions.

Ma.Eugenia writes...

My two year-old son LOVES your program. We have watched it religiously since he was one year old. I have enjoyed watching him learn the alphabet and recite it with the characters. I am so proud to say that he is able to identify most of the alphabet letters and is quickly learning their sounds. I am a big fan of your program because of how well each episode is written and because it supplements what I have been working with my child on, language acquisition. Gracias

paul writes...

i live in england how can i get hold of the super why dvd please since my little boy has been watching it hes now can say his a b c and most other things please can you help me being a one parent family i try and learn him all a can he his only 4 years old

Hi Paul. At the moment, the only Super Why episodes on DVD are "The Three Little Pigs" and "Jack and the Beanstalk." (They're on the same DVD.) You can find it on Shop PBS. Thanks.

Tracey

chris writes...

Are there any video's available in the stores? If so, which ones? We are in north east phoenix, Az My 17 month old grandson just loves the program and asks for woopa why alot. Si I have been searching to buy some? Thanks
Chris

Hi Chris. There aren't any Super Why videos available. There is a DVD, with two episodes on it: "The Three Little Pigs" and "Jack and the Beanstalk." You can find it on Shop PBS. Thanks.

Tracey

Drew writes...

My son is 2 years old and loves Super Why. Particularly Alpha Pig! Thank you for this great show. He goes around singing the Alpha Pig version of the ABC's all the time. I'm not sure what his level of recognition is, but knowing the letters is a great foundation for him. My wife and I actually enjoy watching them with him as well. So, that's a huge bonus for us! We are excited to see that Super Why merchandise is making its way to online retailers. That should make for a fun Christmas morning!! Thanks again for the great program!

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Drew! We're so glad to hear that your son loves the show, and is developing an early love of reading, beginning with alphabet letters. You'll be excited to know that starting November 26th Ty's Toy Box will be carrying limited Super Why products, just in time for Christmas! Happy Holidays.

Chad writes...

When will volume 2 of Super Why be out for iTunes?
It feels like its been almost a year since volume 1 came out.

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Chad, glad you've been checking out itunes for episodes of Super Why. We will continue to support new episodes on Itunes.

Clara writes...

My 2 and a half year old son loves this programme!! It even takes over Thomas which I never believed possible haha x Are there going to be educational toys created to go along side the programme? My son loves his books and this programme has really caught his imagination and his recognition of letters has been coming on in the last 2 weeks since he discovered this programme - thank you to you wonderful creators to make a programme that captures the little ones whilst also being so educational x

Hi Clara. Glad your son loves the show. If you scroll up the page a little, you'll find my post (dated September 10), which gives an update on Super Why merchandise. Thanks.

Tracey

Hi everyone. Here's a link to information about Super Why costumes, in case you're in the market for one (or more:)). Thanks.

Tracey

Wendy Anderson writes...

My 3 year old son is absolutely amazed with Super Why! He is a special needs child, however, Super Why has helped him learn his ABC's! That's Amazing for any 3 year old, let alone a special needs child! I have to record the episodes during the day so we can watch then at night. Will there be any videos or merchandise available for us grateful parents to buy? I feel like Super Why has the potential of reaching the status of Elmo and/or Seseme Street! We need birthday decor and videos! There is definately a need and demand! Thank you so much for creating a learning and interactive show. Super Why ROCKS!

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Wendy, we're so glad to hear that your son is connecting with Super Why! You'll be glad to hear that as of November 26th you'll be able to go to Ty's Toy Box and buy limited Super Why products including books and a DVD...with more to come! Thanks for your support!

Rae Lyn writes...

Hello:

Thank you for creating such a wonderful show. My son absolutley loves it and zaps all the words in his books when we read. Would you please let me know how I may purchase any of the series that you may have in DVD form. I have been to all the kids stores and have not been able to locate them.

Thank you again for creating an educational, fun, no guilt for MOMS when watching cartoon. Super Why truly stands out.

Regards,
A NJ Mom

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Rae Lyn, it sounds like you're son is really bringing Super Why to life! That's great! Starting November 26th, you can check out Ty's Toy Box to find books, a DVD and a few other Super Why goodies for your son. Thanks for your warm wishes!

Emelina writes...

I have twins (a boy & a girl) and they are nine months old. They have been watching Super Why since they were about six months old. There are so many shows out there and my husband and I can never decide on what to let them watch, that would be educational for their age. When they watch Super why, it immediately captivates them and they follow along when Whyatt reads the stories, finds the Super Letters and spells out the Super Story answers. It is so amazing to watch my babies watch a show that is educational and also exciting that interests them! THANK YOU! Levi & Sofia

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Emelina, we're so glad to know that in an ocean of choices you've chosen to bring Super Why in your home! Hope that Levi and Sofia continue to love Super Why as they grow, and learn to read!

Priscila writes...

Hello,

I'm planning a 2*Birthday party to my son on January 2009. He loves " Super Why "! Where I can find a "Super Why" party things?? Please, advise, thanks!!
Priscila

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Priscila, I wish I had better news for you, but unfortunately we don't have any Super Why birthday party stuff just yet! If you check out Ty's Toy Box starting November 26th, you can find a few Super Why birthday GIFTS, however! Keep on watching!

Antonio Hall writes...

Has there been any discussions about promoting the show with T-shirts, Backpacks, and all sorts of neat Stuff? I am a Marketing Major that is serving in a Law Enforcement Career But I realize when a goldmine is sitting out in the air.Please feel free to contact me i would be glad to render ideas or even put in my application.

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Antonio, thanks for your interest, we do have plans in place for a limited product launch on Ty's Toy Box, starting November 26th.

Laura writes...

My daughter has been watching Super Why for a year now and loves it - she wants to be wonder red for halloween. I am not a mother who makes costumes but can put things together. Any suggestions would be appreciated for how to put together a Wonder Red costume.

Thanks,

By the way - my 16 month old son has been dancing and giggling to the theme songs since he was 8 months old - hip hip hooray.

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Laura! Oh no! So sorry we got this too late! There were Wonder Red costumes this year, sorry your daughter missed them. Who knows, maybe she'll want to be Wonder Red again next year…or maybe your son will be ready to be Super Why? Starting November 26th, you can take a look at Ty's Toy Box and see a few Super Why goodies we have for kids. Hip Hip Hurray!

Amanda writes...

Hi,
My Two and a Half year old son absolutley loves Superwhy. We have been watching this show since it first aired and I am a huge fan as well. I just have to say that that there are alot of parents that have the same question as I do, when is there going to be merchandise available? You guys obviously have plenty of customers out there ready to buy, so why is it taking so long for the toys to be on the shelves? My son would love to open a new Wyatt doll or Alpha Pig on christmas morning. Why couldnt more toys, clothes, or DVD sets be out for the holidays? It seems all the preschool toy companies produce is more boring Elmo toys that im sorry to say, is just getting old.

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Amanda, we're so glad to hear that your son love Super Why! It's true, it does take a long time to get product out to the market. Thanks for your enthusiasm, starting November 26th, you can check out Ty's Toy Box for a few Super Why goodies...with more to come!

Maria writes...

Hi, my 2 sons (and my nephew too!) love Super Why! They are 4, 2 1/2 and 1 1/2 years old. They have always been watching different kids' show on WLIW21 in the morning and I've only noticed this new show, Super Why, about maybe 3 weeks ago. (At least for us it was still new). The first time they saw Super Why (along with Sid the Science Kid), they've already fallen in love with them! I checked the episode list of Super Why and I feel so bad for my sons and nephew that they have missed a lot of episodes already. I was wondering if you're going to have reruns of all the episodes in the future before you proceed on showing new ones/season? It would be better too if you could release all of them on DVD :) Thanks!

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Maria! It sounds like you have a family full of Super Why fans - how great! If only we could assure you that all the episodes would be repeated before we show new ones, but, unfortunately, that's not the way the market works. However, you can purchase episodes on itunes right now! Also, starting November 26th, a DVD will be available at Ty's Toy Box, so check it out!

Nicole writes...

My 2 year old daughter absolutely LOVES Super Why! - I have only found one DVD that is available to purchase plus the costumes! Are these the only items that we can purchase so far?! I would love to be able to buy more dvd's and other items pertaining to this show! She is crazy about it - and I would love to be able see more available for the holidays! Thanks!

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Nicole, a few Super Why goodies will be available starting November 26th at Ty's Toy Box, with more to come…stay tuned!

Judy Hoopes writes...

Do you make SUPER WHY t-shirts yet--my grandsons both want one for Christmas.

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Judy, as a matter of fact, starting November 26th, you can go to Ty's Toy Box and purchase personalized Super Why T-shirts for your grandsons! Thanks for your support!

Karina (Bellevue, WA) writes...

We loved the Halloween episode!
Thank you for creating a special show - it helped my son deal with what is scary and what is not about halloween decorations and costumes.

And I am thrilled that my local library system (KCLS) has purchased the DVDs and books for the collection. Hip Hip Hooray, the library saves the day!

Keep up the great work!
Karina

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Karina! Thanks so much for your kind words! We're so glad that Super Why helped your son have a fun (and not scary!) Halloween. Right on, Reader!

Mandy writes...

My 3 1/2 year old son LOVES Super Why! Although he thinks his name is Super Wide! So cute! He REALLY wants a stuffed Super Why to sleep with...from all the postings on here when you guys do come out with toys for Super Why they are going to sell like Hot Cakes!! This show is amazing for him learning letters and imagination! Thanks for creating such a great show!

Tammy writes...

Hi; my son who will be 3 in December loves Superwhy! and sings along to the songs etc;
It has also helped him with his Alphabet!!!!
Keep up the good work and lookin forward to seein what toys etc will be available.

Tammy and Robbie - United Kingdom

natasha writes...

My Twins are 2 1/2 and love super why my little girl can now rercognise all the letters of the alphabet and is now picking up the sounds.
My little boy is recognising the letters and is doing well.

super why was a fantastic creation well done.

juleyka rivera writes...

hi, my name is juleyka rivera and my daughter jade brianna loves the superreaders and shes only 7months old i was wondering since shes going to be 1 in april 2009 if you have birthsupplies for the superwhy can i please get a answer back.

Cami writes...

Hi, the only thing my 3 year old is asking for, for Christmas is a Super Duper Computer, just like Wyatt's. Does such an item exist?

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Cami, unfortunately, a Super Duper Computer toy doesn't exist yet, but we are in the process of making them and hope he will still be a huge fan next year when they are out in stores!

Criselda writes...

I was just wondering if you had Super Why party supplies available yet. I have a birthday party planned for 1st week of December?

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Criselda, unfortunately we don't have Super Why birthday party supplies available just yet, sorry we will miss the birthday event! However, starting November 26th we will have limited Super Why goodies available on Ty's Toy Box…perfect for birthday presents!

Teresa Haas writes...

Dear Angela and Samantha or PBS whoever reads this,

My 2 year old Daughter Saskia and I watch 'Super Why' daily and She now knows all her Alphabet and recognises letters and I think that this has alot to do with the Show.
We put our hands in with them and have the power to help and thoroughly enjoy the show.

My question is:
Will Dvd's, Dolls, Toys etc be available here in the United Kingdom?

PBS stores appear to be for the USA and I am concerned that we would have to pay shipping or tax on items?

If they are to be available in the UK, please could you tell us when and through which outlets..Early Learning Centre, Mothercare etc

Thank you very much

Teresa from United Kingdom

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Teresa, we're so excited to hear that your daughter is saving the day right along with the Super Readers! We are in the process of making toys and other products available in the UK, however they will not be there for some time…sorry! Feel free to show your support by asking for Super Why products at your local stores, it may help to get them there sooner! Thanks!

denise cassell writes...

hi my name is denise, i was wondering if you knew where i could get temp rights for use of the images to be used in embroidery patterns only my children are fantical about wyatt and the gang but we cannot get any merchandise in the uk, and they keep asking if i can embroider on to there clothes wyatt and the gang.
i would be the only one using the designs
denise cassell

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Denise, Glad to hear your children are fans, unfortunately, we cannot authorize you to use the characters to make patterns, however, starting November 26th, you can go to Ty's Toy Box and get personalized Super Why t-shirts as well as a few other Super Why goodies for your kids! Enjoy!

Becky writes...

I, too, am waiting for Super Why toys to appear in stores, however, I am in the USA. I keep seeing things like: "near the end of the year" etc.. Does that mean in time for Christmas? Our Christmas celebration is actually Dec. 19th this year. Any chance by then, or should I go ahead and buy other toys? We love your show! Thank you so much!

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Becky, we will have a few Super Why goodies available in time for Christmas! Starting November 26th you can go to Ty's Toy Box to purchase limited Super Why products. Thanks for your support!

Stephanie writes...

my son has been watching the show since he was eight months old..he is now 18 months...he sings the theme song..he knows who Why is..he will hand you the remote because he wants you to put Why on...he has to watch his show in the morning and at night before he goes to sleep.. I want to do a SuperWhy party for his birthday...does anyone have any ideas or suggestions...I wish they had party supplies already...

Sarah writes...

One of the aspects I love most about "Super Why" is the message that with the "power to read" comes the awesome power of being able to CHANGE the narrative. This is so important to communicate to kids early on, and the creators do it in such a wonderful age-appropriate way. Yes, with the power of literacy comes the power to change the narratives of our lives -- political narratives, personal narratives, cultural narratives. Being able to read and understand is a subversive power and one fundamental to a functioning democracy. This is what Thomas Jefferson argued and it holds true today. To lack the power of literacy is to have others "write the story" for you and it is to be consigned to the role of passive receiver of knowledge. But to have the power to READ is to have the power to produce knowledge, to participate in the creation of one's world (and to have the power to change it), to question the authority of received cultural messages, and to have the ability to question, tamper, or thwart encroachment of authoritarian control. What a great lesson for children in a free society to be learning early on. I do not want my son to lulled into being a lemming in a grim march toward conformity. His reading skills have grown in leaps and bounds since watching Super Why and I see him hungering to devour more and more books, signs, newspaper headlines, anything with words! He is impatient with not being able to read anything he wants, but it is a wonderful impatience. He definitely senses on a basic level what it means to be a "reader" and all the doors that power opens (like the door in the bookcase) on a multiplicity of levels. Profound thanks to the well-informed creators of research-based Super Why. I grew up on Electric Company and my son also watches those episodes, and they still hold up so well, but he is absolutely enthralled with Super Why and it has made him passionate about reading like nothing else. This is a brilliant show that is important not only in the development of the lives of individual children but is important to our future as a functional (and robust!) democracy of literate and critical thinkers. With all the mind-numbing crud out there for kids, thank goodness there is Super Why.

Kandy writes...

This show is wonderful and the creators are absolute genious! I have a six month old son and he LOVES Super Why. He likes it a lot better than anything else shown. It is very educational and I like how Super Why gives the viewer time to answer the questions. I'm hoping to see something out on DVD soon. I hope this airs for years to come. Thank you for making programs fun and educational for our children!

Antoinette writes...

I have a two year old that loves the show. I would like to incorporate your show as a travel along whenever we decide to take vacations. Can we expect any form of DVD's in the near future to take on trips? If there are DVD's out, where can I purchase and they are affordable?

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Antoinette, glad to hear your child is a fan of Super Why! Currently, there is a Super Why dvd available for purchase at Ty's Toy Box, with more to come…take a look! Also, another option would be to go to itunes and download episodes there!

Yamel writes...

I have 1 yr old twin girls, they love the show, it seems that they really understand. Their names are Yahel and Alexa and when the shwo starts Yahel has a big smile on her face..

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Yamel, so glad to hear that Super Why is bringing smiles to the faces of your girls! Thanks for your support.

Dana writes...

My baby is only 9 months old and he loves to watch Super Why. He loves the music he laughs everytime it comes on.

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Dana, so glad your baby is getting some giggles from Super Why! Thanks for being a fan!

Megan writes...

Just would like you ladies to know keep up the awesome work you are doing. My son will be two in Jan. and he can point at any letter and know it. I would love to take all the credit. But I believe Super Why is to blame. lol. He loves the show so much. I cant wait until the toys come out. I know the show is still new but any ideas of when the toys are going to be for sale. Thanks again!!!

Hi everyone. Some new Super Why merchandise is now available. For more information, visit the Super Why Products page. Thanks.

Tracey

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Megan, thanks for the encouragement! We love making shows that reinforce all of the wonderful learning kids are doing with their parents and teachers! As for the toys, you can look for them in 2009!

Dawn writes...

Like many parents here, I came looking for Super Why merchandise. My daughter LOVES it, and is just turning 3 in a couple of weeks and I was hoping to get her a t-shirt (or even better, underwear to help her potty train!).

However, the store that was mentioned above, TyToysBox, does not ship internationally. Are there any plans to make these items available to us outside the US (I'm in Canada).

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Dawn, so glad to hear that you and your daughter are fans of the show! Ty's Toy Box is working on shipping internationally, but, unfortunately we're not sure when the plans will be complete. We hope to have merchandise in Canada sometime in 2009. Until then...keep on watching!

Scott writes...

Super Why made my three-year-old daughter cry today! It was the first showing of the episode with Santa Clause and she is now worried to death that Santa will loose her presents and he will not be able to get in the house! Did you really have to make Santa out to be such a bumbling fool by loosing presents and not being able to get off a simple one-story roof on his own?

I think your general story lines are more severely damaged than simple fracturing. Most of the episodes barely resemble the original fairytale aside from names and very general circumstances. There becomes a point when the original fairytale has been changed so much, that it really should be given a different title. That is why I personally find Super Why annoying; I know the original story lines and I know there are many children who do not. For example, I will not be reading the story of "The Three Feathers" to my three-year-old for it is inappropriate for her age, and it is also politically incorrect. I understand your perspective, since you have expressed them so well in prior notes above; I just wonder what will happen when a child goes to the books and realizes how far off these story lines have strayed. Hopefully they will find the humor, but I am not convinced that all children who view your show realize that it is a fracture or even catch the humor of the deviation. Perhaps it really does not matter if the children are being entertained and may learn something new.

I have noticed over the last few years where the writers of many child-oriented shows try to inject and hide adult humor or echo themes from adult shows hoping it goes over the heads of the children for the sake of trying to entertain any adults who may be watching with the children. I strongly feel that adult oriented and themed shows from prime time should not be mixed in to pre-school aged shows. I am very glad that Super Why has not stooped to that low (and seriously please don't), unlike a few other shows have here on PBS. Thanks greatly for keeping Super Why child oriented!! I can handle my child watching and enjoying your fractures (even if it may annoy me), but I will draw the line on the adult content, as I have with those other shows.

Now, if I can only get my daughter to stop worrying about Santa! ;-)

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Scott, Oh dear! The intent of our Christmas episode was to give kids a fun and original take on a classic christmas story! It sounds like this was not the viewing experience of your child.... As you may already know, we research each one of our episodes extensively with children, and use that information to shape the episodes. When we researched the christmas episode, research reported that children felt empowered when gathering toys to bring them back to Santa. As far as Santa coming down the ladder - some children we tested whose homes don't have chimneys were delighted to find that our twist gave Santa another entry into the home! We do our best to anticipate the many reactions of children, and honor them as best we can. We appreciate your feedback, and hope that you and will continue to be a thoughtful and critical viewer of the show. Thanks!

Tiffany Shirey writes...

My son Wyatt is 8 months old and loves Super WHY! When he was about 3 months old I put it on and he would get so excited. One day I sat down to watch with him and I heard "So glad you're here, It's me, Whyatt."I thought it was so cute that he was interested in the show at such a young age. He watches everyday and recently up to 10 times a day. I've downloaded a podcast from ITunes and it's great for car rides, when he wakes up way to early, and when he's cranky at night. Super WHY! has become my savior. It's a great show and I'm looking forward to getting my hands on some merchandise. I would love to do a Super WHY! birthday party for his 1st b-day but we'll see. I'd also like to do his bedroom in Super WHY! complete with a WhyFlier bed!

Join my group on facebook called "My kid LOVES Super WHY!"

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Tiffany, so glad to hear that Super Why is coming to YOUR rescue! While we don't have anything for Wyatt's birthday party just yet, Super Why Birthday downloadables will be available on pbsparents.org in 2009. Also, we are working on Super Why Birthday retail items, and hope to have them in stores in 2009. Thanks for your support!

Rhonda writes...

I made super why apart of my daughters life when she was about 4 or 5 months she is now 2 and absolutley loves this show. But I would also like to thank this show because when Quinn was about 14 months old she could recite her alphabet with the help of about 3 because she couldnt say them. But now she says them all and can say them by recognition and also count to 10!

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Rhonda!
So glad to hear that Super Why brings a smile to Quinn's face! Thanks for your support!

Karolyn writes...

My daughter loves super why. Is there a dvd I can buy? If so, where can I get one

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Karolyn, we're so glad your daughter loves Super Why! To find a Super Why DVD check out the PBS website!

karolyn writes...

My daughter Gabrielle loves Super Why. I started her watching your program when she was only a 4 months old, she is now 14 months. Everytime I turn the TV on PBS and Super Why is on, she stops what she is doing and watches the show. It's amazing to see how excited she get when it's on. Thank you so much for creating such a great program for kids.

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Karolyn, We're so glad that Gabrielle is a fan! Thanks for your support.

Regina writes...

I'm trying to put together a birthday party for my three year old son. I know there is not any of the standard birthday decorations available but, is there somewhere I can get posters, stickers or advertising materials? Also, I'm wanting to make the invitations look like the super duper computer. Do you have a photo of pdf file I can download to make one? Thanks so much. Super Why has been a total hit in our house for both my 4 and soon to be 3 year old!

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Regina, We wish we had some birthday party goodies you could purchase for your son's party, but unfortunately we don't have it yet! Try going to the pbs parents and websites and downloading some super why themed activities for the kids to do! Check out other parents blogs to see what they've done and...be creative! We're so excited your son wants to share his birthday with Super Why!

monique writes...

My son just had a full on Super Why party! Here are a few pics if people need ideas. I did super duper computer invites as well.
http://lifeslittlemiracle.tripod.com/

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Wow Monique! That looks like quite a party! We're all wishing you would come and plan OUR birthday parties! Looks like Isaac had a super birthday! Thanks for being a fan!

Vanessa writes...

My son loves your show. He is 22 months old and can now recognize, out of order, about 80% of the alphabet. I was a preschool teacher before staying home with him so I began to teach him colors and shapes. Not the alphabet. So he clearly learned it from your show. I read from you comments about making 25 episodes upper case and 25 episodes lower case. Does this mean you will only make 20 episodes. Also, I would like to buy them on DVD. I know you have one DVD out that you can buy through PBS. Will more be made? I sure hope. Excellent job. It is truely a unique show.

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Vanessa, not to worry, there will definitely be more than 20 Super Why episodes! As the episodes progress, we will even start to explore matching uppercase letters to lowercase letters, so stay tuned! As you noticed, there is currently only one DVD available for purchase. There won't be another released for purchase until Late Summer/Early Fall. However, you can go to itunes and purchase episodes there! Thanks for watching!

Kim writes...


My daughter is a huge fan and she wants to have all of the Super Readers on her birthday cake. None of the bakeries in the area have those characters as a choice. Do I need special permission to have them airbrush your famous characters on a cake??

When do you think the birthday supplies will be available?

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Kim, so glad your daughter is such a big Super Why fan! We're so sorry we don't have Super Why cake decorations and supplies available yet! Take a look at other parents blogs to see what they've done and get creative!

kelly barlow writes...

Hi....my 3 yr old daughter loves superwhy and is asking for toys for her birthday... But i cnt find them any where can anyone give me and ideas of where to get them from????

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Kelly, we're so glad you're daughter loves Super Why! We're excited to announce that Super Why toys will be available, at Toys R Us, starting at the end of May/beginning of June. Hope this is in time for your daughter's big day! If not, check out Ty's Toy Box for clothes, books and dvds in the meantime.

Rhonda writes...

Can you tell me who wrote the theme song for Super Why? I tried to find it on itunes with no luck. Would like to download it. Thank you.

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Rhonda! Unfortunately, the Super Why theme song is not currently available for download. However, you can go to the "super stuff" section of our website to stream the theme song. Thanks for being a fan!

gayle writes...

I found super why by accident..flipping stations for my grandson. He is 7 months old..yes only 7 months and he is glued to super why. He seems to be attracted to whyatt's voice and he especially likes the opening music and the super readers to the rescue music. Its a great show..cant wait to get him the figures when they are available for retail.

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Gayle, We're so glad that you (and your grandson) have discovered Super Why! You'll be pleased to know that Super Why toys will be available at Toys R Us, starting in the end of May/beginning of June. Check them out!

Renny writes...

I would never have imagined that our 2-year-old would learn the whole alphabet and their sounds before being potty trained... Many thanks to shows like Super Why! and Word World.
I had to share this story...
The other morning, when my wife took our son to the potty and wanted him to go, he told her slowly, "I... CAN'T... GO... You see? It says so right here in my story." He pointed to the wall next to the toilet, as if there were words on it and "read" slowly, "Malachy won't go to the potty. See? It says it right here!"
My wife, half-awake, amazingly figured out where that came from, so she said, "But you're Super Malachy, and you can change the story."
Then he said, "Yeah!"
And, so, he finally peed!
Then my wife said, "Hooray! Super Malachy saved the day!"
PRICELESS...

joe writes...

Congrats on a great show!

My 19mos old daughter LOVES the theme song! She jumps up and dances like crazy whenever she hears it.

Please release it the Super Why theme(s) for purchase!!

Thanks!

Val Elliott-Haig writes...

Hi

I am trying to buy DVD's of Super Why three little pigs,jackand the beanstalk and the princess and the pea from the UK

Meghann writes...

Wow, Great show you guys! My 2 sons and I sing along whenever Super Why! is on...they absolutely love it. My oldest has some speech issues, but I'm noticing a difference just from watching super why...the repetition of sounding out the letters and seeing the letter seems to be making a difference. He's now sounding it out with the character. LOVE LOVE LOVE this educational yet fun and entertaining show! Thanks!

Nan writes...

Although I don't have any kids, I'll admit that I watch Super Why in the morning before I get ready for work. I'm 51 and I believe that this show is for all ages; not just kids. When I go to work in the morning, I want to be entertained, not look at the same old news stories (the econonmy, Iraq, Afghanistan, and so forth); as well as the trashy topics that both Jerry Springer and Maury have on (etc. "Who's My Baby's Daddy?")

Keep up the good work.

Jenna writes...

Hi I have a 7 month old son. Even though he doesnt know how to read yet Super Why! is the only show he will actually act interested in. Im thinking of doing the theme for his birthday. Do you have party supplies and decorations?

Linda writes...

My 2 year old granddaughter is in love with the show and, I suspect, with Whyatt. She responds to the show, talking and saying the letters. The first thing she asks for when she comes over is Super Why. Changing the story line bothers my husband quite a bit, but I can live with it as I see how our granddaughter absorbs learning from the show like a sponge. Thanks for a great show.

Brooke writes...

I have a 16 month old son who LOVES Super Why and it has been the only thing he will watch since he was about one. Thank you for creating such a great show!! We just ordered DVD's and books and can't wait to get them.

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

That's great to hear! Thanks for being a fan Brooke!

Brenda writes...

I am just wondering if there is anywhere to get tshirts for toddlers for super why - my grandson loves to watch him and his pals - solve their problems -

Hope someone can answer my question

I live in Canada

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Brenda,
So glad you're grandson is a fan! For Super Why t-shirts, and other goodies, check out ty's toy box online!

Samantha writes...

Thank you for such a wonderful show....it truly is the only show out there worth watching....It has only been two months since I discovered this show, my 23month old son was diagnosed with a speech delay, since this show, weirdly enough he knows and can read and recognize the letters, where ever we are any time he gets a chance he says the letters he recognizes, he has yet to form a sentence but I believe this show has helped him become more interactive with watching a show, and is learning a little bit a time how to sound out words. This is the only show he watches, and "Your Baby can Read DVD"
my husband and I have all the shows recorded on our DVR. I tell all my mommy friends who don't already know about the show to have their kids watch it, all the other shows out there really have no substance.

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Samantha, so glad to hear that you and your son have been getting a lot out of Super Why. Hopefully your son is beginning what will become a lifetime love of letters! Keep on watching!

Benita writes...

Thank you for inspiring and teaching my son to read. He started watching Super Why when he was 18 months, and everyday since then. I bought him a set of foam bathtub letters, numbers, and colors for his 2nd birthday. He would run around like Wyatt, touch the screen to identify which letter he needed. My son's first phrase was "come on, let's go." He began identifying and reciting letters at a rapid rate. By 24 months, he could identify and name all capital letters. By 30 months, he could identify all uppercase and lowercase letters, and sort them in abc order, identify simple words in the stories. write alphabet letters, and can sound out all the letters. He also learned colors, counting, and numbers. He is turning 3 in September and can read and write on his own. His two favorite shows are Super Why and Sid the Science Kid. My friends use to scold me because I let him watch too much TV. I agree, but I watch these educational shows with him and we both interact, work, and play together. I am there to answer the many questions he ask as he's watching.
I would tell him it's time to go to school with our TV friends. He's been enrolled in a Montessori school since he was 18 months. In September, he will be joining the Kindergartner class for half a day, while attending preschool the other half. He is still a toddler and needs to continue to work on his social development. He can be stubborn at times, very active, quite inquisitive, and fully potty trained except he sits backward on the toilet. Thank you so much for all you do. I am a working mom and my husband and I adore our little boy, and love to watch your show. I feel like my son and I grew up with the show. You're doing a superb job!

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Benita,Thanks so much for the great feedback! It's really wonderful to hear your story, and how your son has learned, and grown with our show. It sounds like you and your son have made Super Why a truly interactive and fun experience...which was exactly our hope! Wishing your son the best in kindergarten. Hip Hip Hurray!

Lacey writes...

My daughter has been watching Super Why! since she was 6 months old. When she hears the first song her eyes are glued to the TV. We also have to sing the songs to her for her to go to sleep. Are there any plans to make a Super Why! CD?

MaDonna Medley writes...

We are having a SuperWhy 1st Birthday party for our son in October. We are going to do our own decor since the show is so new that there are no decorations!(that's ok btw, we understand) BUT, I would like to know how to go about getting the Character Mask Cutouts! I want each child to have one @ the party! That would be a PERFECT way of introducing the show to those children who have never watched it. Our son has watched the show since he was 2 or 3 mths old. He LOVES it! We had his 9 mth pics taken with his SuperWhy doll today!! I would appreciate all the help you could give me!

Thank you!

Hi MaDonna. The Character Masks are in a PDF format. They're really cute, too!
Have fun at your son's party!

Tracey

kristi writes...

I just wanted to say that this show has been great for my son. He has been watching the show since he was 6 months old, and is now turning one next week. We are also having a Super Why party for him as well. The only thing he says besides dadda is uppa I...lol. I hope to plenty more of your show, and items to go with it.

Brandi writes...

OK, I am sooo sorry to have to ask this because I see ALL of the MANY comments asking this same question but here it goes again! My daughter LOVES this show. She will just get so excited when she hears the music and brings me the remote every morning to let her watch it, but...I really would love to have her 2nd B-day party in Super Why and was wanting to know if there is any party stuff yet. I went on the web site that was mentioned earlier but it was not there that I saw. Her B-day is in December. If you could email me and let me know if there is or will be anything before then I would really appreciate it. Thanks a bunch. And again sorry for the same old question! :)

Carol writes...

I think you have created a great learning show for the preschool age. My son is only 10mths old and when Super Why comes on, he stops whatever he is doing. I just wanted to tell you I think you have done a great job with this show. :)

Sarah writes...

My son too loves super why- In fact, he has his Halloween costume on at this moment watching. I always make my kids costumes (old school) and had fun creating this costume. I took a green long sleeved tee and green stretchy pants (girls...shhh) to make the foundation. Then I used royal blue briefs as the "superman briefs" over the pants. My son got a kick out of wearing underwear on the outside. Royal blue spandex created the cape. I made the book insignia out of sticky back felt and gold cording. The blue felt also created the cuffs on both sleeves. For the belt, I used a bright yellow with a scotchlight reflective stipe to help make him more visible. I know this is late, being November, but figured someone might need it for next year. Have Fun!!!

Maria writes...

Great show! My 3 year old has learned to recognize the letters of the alphabet and my 9 month only watches this show. I only wish you would have created birthday supplies and favors by his first birthday!

Natalie writes...

When will they have birthday party supplies for Super Why?

AYLEEN writes...

My daughter was 1 1/2 when she started seeing SuperWhy!.... now she is almost at her 2nd birthday and knows her alphabet, the characters, songs and best of all how to communicate better with us. She even knows how to sound out the letters and the spelling of "Dog","Hello" and other words.
I love the show and believe it has helped my daughter with her alphabet now she talks constantly! lol

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Ayleen: Glad to hear that your daughter is getting a lot out of Super Why! Thanks for being a fan!

Jennifer writes...

My sons birthday is in February and he is obsessed with Super Why! Any idea when birthday party supplies will be available? It's the only kind of party he wants!

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Jennifer!

So glad your son loves Super Why! Birthday party supplies are still in development - stay tuned! I don't think we'll make it for this year, but hopefully your son's love of Super Why will still be going strong next year! Thanks for being a fan!

ELIZABETH writes...

Hi my son loves super why and his birthday is coming up in may, any birthday supply any time soon...

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Elizabeth,

Glad to hear that your son is a fan! Currently, our Super Why birthday goodies are in development, so stay tuned...I'm not sure we'll make it for May - but hopefully he'll still be a fan next year! For this year - get creative! Thanks for watching!

Melissa writes...

There is no other show that captivates my son like Super Why does! For Christmas, I found a small section of Super Why toys and bought every single toy that was there- the selection was so small! I am anxious and hoping to find party supplies by my son's next birthday. He's turning 2 in two weeks, and we are hoping to do a football party and a Super Why next year when the stuff is being made! We Love SUPER WHY so much that we ordered Netflix on demand SIMPLY because it had Super Why as one of the shows. My son always asks me, "Watch? Why?" I love it! PLEASE MAKE MERCHANDISE YOU WILL MAKE MILLIONS!

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Hi Melissa,

We're so excited that you love Super Why as much as we do! Check out Toys R Us - often they have a larger selection of stuff. Also, you can look online at Ty's Toy Box (http://www.tystoybox.com/) for goodies! We don't have birthday party supplies yet, but...stay tuned! Thanks for your support!

Tanya writes...

My son will be 18 months on the 25 and he started watching about a month ago. We didn't really notice how fast he was picking up on it, and it seems out of no where he has picked up his alphabet! He can identity almost all of them consistently as well as sound them out. He now notices letters in books and all around him and points them out. This show has also trumped Thomas the train for him. There is now competition in our house between him and his 3 1/2 yr old sister to know the letters as he knows more at this point. She had been watching Sesame street for the past 8 months. Amazing. I too am trying to wait patiently for party supplies for his birthday, (Sept) as he would go crazy for this stuff! I would love to find any books that talk so he can sit with the voices. He now loves to "read"!

Tanya

Out of the BlueAuthor Profile Page writes...

Tanya,
How wonderful Super Why is helping to get your kids excited and on the path to reading! What more could we ask for? Hang in there for the birthday party supplies, and the talking books too...and in the meantime, maybe you could work on your very own Super Why impression? :) We have some great storybooks and activity books out there to help your kids extend the learning! Have Fun!

Elizabeth writes...

Any news on the birthday supplies by June 2010?

Rebecca writes...

Thank You for Super Why we love it and my 3 1/2 year old Kell is learning to read. He actually read the word chair(s) and stairs this show perfect keep going.

Darrellynn writes...

Hi my sons love the show Super Why so much that they want to have Super Why as their theme for their birthday party..but i have been looking and looking around for many party supplies and was not successful... i think it would be a great idea if you all would put out a lot of pruducts and also party supplies..

kiera writes...

My daughters are only 9 months old but they LOVE super why. It is the only show they will sit and watch. As soon as the theme song comes on they are boucing up and down in excitment!

Nicole writes...

My son started watching Super Why at around 15 months. He just turned 2 a few weeks ago. He knows all of his letters uppercase and lowercase, sings the alphabet, and completes various alphabet puzzles (train, giraffe shape, house shape). He is, I guess, an "alphabetographer". We are amazed and amused at the same time. He loves Super Why and the fairy tale format. This is the only show he will watch, even Elmo cannot compare. Thanks, thanks, thanks for a great show.

Heather Collins writes...

My son is not even a year old yet and just loves this show. When he hears the music playing he stops playing. He will smile and giggle at the tv, its too cute.
We love Super Why! and PBSkids.
Thank you so much!

Samantha writes...

Best show ever, we discovered this show little over a month ago and it has taught my daughter so much. She loves the songs and calls out the letters she recognizes when we are out (from signs on stores etc.)
My daughter is turning 2 in Feb and I really wanted to get her an Alpha pig but I can only find a plush or action figure...Is there not one that sings the alpha song? If not there really should be, it would be a fun toy to have not to mention educational.

Angela Jones writes...

I like the show but I think twisting ORIGINAL CLASSICS is not a good idea and it is just taking the easy way out. I believe it can actually confuse children who know the real stories. I feel it would be better to just make the characters be themselves and follow them through their lives. I don't believe it is right to CHANGE & RUIN such classics as Pinocchio and The Boy Who Cried Wolf.

Julie writes...

We love Super Why! My 2-year old son is absolutely hooked on it, and as parents we love it too - the songs are catchy and fun to sing along to, the characters are adorable and our little guy is learning so quickly from this show. I hope there will be many, many more episodes of Super Why in the making. One of the best shows out there for toddlers(and mummies and daddies too!!)

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