Whyatt: “Call them with me, say ‘Calling all Super Readers’.”

All 4 Super Readers-Red: “In a book.”

The Super Readers enter the book club and head to their personal seats.
Whyatt: “In this story, we need 22 super letters.”

Super Why: ABC Adventures

  • Review
  • TAG : Super Why: “And super you with the power to help.”
  • Activities: We read some SuperWHY! books from the library and hid super-letters around the house – after we found them all they spelled “Happy Birthday Conlan.” We also did a craft and made super spelling wands which, yes, is a little girly but three-year olds don’t care. Some of the boys put footballs at the top of their wands, so, at least there was a masculine option. 🙂

    Cake: I had initally planned to have the kids decorate their own cupcakes, but then realized what an absolute mess that could turn into. Instead, we did super-letter cupcakes. Rusty gets all the credit for that idea.

  • Favors: Balloons did double-duty as decorations and favors, kids took their wand home that they had made, and everyone also got a superhero cape.

    Who's got the power?
    The power to read?
    Who answers the call for friends in need?
    Super WHY! Super WHY!
    He’s the guy, he’s Super WHY!

    Wendy Harris ... co-executive producer (60 episodes, 2007-2010)
    Janice Walker ... supervising producer (51 episodes, 2007-2009)
    Alexandra Cassel ... associate producer (23 episodes, 2015-2016)
    Phillip Stamp ... supervising producer (23 episodes, 2015-2016)
    Sarah Wallendjack ... co-executive producer (23 episodes, 2015-2016)
    Angela Santomero ... executive producer / producer (5 episodes, 2007-2009)
    Samantha Freeman Alpert ... executive producer (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
    Steven DeNure ... executive producer (3 episodes, 2007-2009)
    Beth Stevenson ... producer (1 episode, 2009)
    Kellie Dalton ... line producer (unknown episodes)


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    I'm gonna try to explain Super Why! to you and I'm going to fail because Super Why! is so remarkably, needlessly complicated. Super Why! is about a team of four reading superheroes led by an ambiguously pan-Asian-Latino boy named Whyatt Beanstalk (NOTE: 60 percent of all Utah children are also named Whyatt Beanstalk). Whyatt and his friends live in Storybrook Village. And whenever someone in Storybrook Village has a problem, Whyatt and his friends solve the problem by transforming into superheroes (OK), flying into a book (seems odd), and then RUINING the story inside that book (utterly unnecessary).

Super Why: “We’re ready to fly into this book.”

Super Why! is a program that encourages reading (duh), so it's legitimately educational. It comes from the same people who made Blue's Clues, so the characters constantly break the fourth wall and demand that the child watching at home scream out the answer. (It's kind of fun when your kid gets the answer wrong and Super Why! plows ahead as if they got it right. It's like Phil Simms watching an instant replay.) I don't feel THAT bad letting my kids watch this, as opposed to processed dogshit like Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu. Shows like that are designed to obliterate young minds.