SuperWhy! Around the World Adventure DVD Review

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Street Date: June 19, 2012

Genre: Children’s

Run Time: 90 Minutes

SRP: $12.99

Format: DVD

Bonus Features: Interactive games, music videos, printable activities and coloring pages, and resources for parents.

Description: Reading is power and Super WHY! helps kids learn the fundamentals of reading through interactive storybook adventures!
Episodes Include:
Around the World Adventure - With the help of their teacher, Whyatt and his friends have contacted a girl from another school over the computer, but they wonder where she lives. The super readers take a trip around the world with a wacky explorer name Wigglesbottom who is on the hunt for his friend Sophie. Will they be able to help Wigglesbottom find his friend, or will they be destined to travel the globe indefinitely?

Naila and the Magic Map - Pig and his friends are playing when they find what looks like an Egyptian treasure map, but they can't make out the symbols! To search for some answers, the super readers soar into the book Naila and the Magic Map and explore the world of ancient Egypt. Will they be able to help Naila unravel the mysterious code that will unlock where the treasure lies?

Jasper's Cowboy Wish - Howdy partner! Whyatt and his friends are playing cowboys, but Pig can't join in because he doesn't know what cowboys do. The super readers jump into the tale Jasper's Cowboy Wish and make the acquaintance of a cowpoke who's desperate to become a rompin' stompin' cowboy, if only he could get the hang of it! When Jasper must use his cowboy skills to save the day, will he be a hero...or will this be his last roundup? 

Our Thoughts: The great thing about PBS Kids is that before you even pop the DVD in, you know the kids are going to learn something. SuperWhy takes your kids on a educational ride that they will enjoy. 

The basic premise for each episode of SuperWhy!, is Wyatt and his Super Reader friends having a problem and solving the problem in different books. Each character has different strengths to help in the adventure. 

Our favorite episode from this DVD was Naila and the Magic Map. This is where Pig and his friends are playing when they find a Egyptian treasure map. However they can't make out the hieroglyphics. So in order to figure things out, the Super Readers travel into the book "Naila and the Magic Map". They are transported to ancient Egypt and the kids get to help Wyatt and his friends find the "Super Letter" to translate the hieroglyphics.

After watching the DVD, we checked out the extra content on the disc. It included 5 different reading video games and printable sheets for practice. The really cool thing about the reading videos is that we felt part of the action. Your asked to spell, sing, point out letters and entire words with the Heroes. This alone is worth the DVD price.

All in all this DVD is no different then what I have come to expect from PBS Kids. It entertains not only the kids, but the adults as well. Parents are left feeling like the 30 minutes the kids spent watching, was not a waste of time. These DVDs are encouraging kids to have a adventure, to read, to practice spelling and expand their vocabulary.  The characters are fun and the music keeps the kiddos moving along.
We give SuperWhy! Around the World Adventures DVD two thumbs up for not only being educational but also entertaining!

Purchase SuperWhy! Around the World Adventures from PBS.

*Please note that I received a copy of the DVD so I could give my fair and honest opinion. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and were not influenced in any way.*


Joy June 20, 2012 at 10:48 AM  

I love educational programs for my daughter! We don't have cable, so when I do put something on, I try to find DVD's that will actually teach her something at the same time she thinks she is vegging out! Will have to check out SuperWhy!

Aliy Hurd June 20, 2012 at 12:49 PM  

My boys love super why. I really should get some DVD's for our road trip

AMBER EDWARDS June 20, 2012 at 1:33 PM  

Oh I love superwhy! And thankfully so do my kids! lol. Thanks, I am in serious need of new episodes.

April - My Bizarre Family June 20, 2012 at 1:57 PM  

My kids are too old for this, but it sounds like something I should buy my nephews! Thank you!

The Budget Diet June 20, 2012 at 1:59 PM  

Today is a rainy day, and your post makes me wish I were a kid again...sprawled out on the sofa watching a dvd while the rain pours down outside!

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