Super Why and friends have a brand new DVD out! It includes 4 new-to-DVD adventures based on classic fairytales. The stories include Humpty Dumpty, Cinderella, Pinocchio, and Rumpelstiltskin. Also included on the disk are interactive games, music videos, and even printable activities and coloring pages for kids. The film is approximately 100 minutes in running time.
I thought this DVD was great for reinforcing an interest in learning to read with my 4 year old. The characters throughout the story find and collect letters that let them move through the story, and even change the story as they move through the show. They use a lot of words throughout the story to encourage problem solving and develop reading skills. They change the story with offering 3 new words to change one word from the story to make a whole new meaning. They try a word and then read the sentence and talk about if the new word will fit with the sentence. The episodes help to teach letter recognition and sounds as well as spelling and word building. Both of my boys enjoyed following along with the characters in the story and watching this film.
You can find Super Why! Humpty Dumpty & Other Fairytale Adventures in stores locally. This title was just released on March 15th, 2011. It retails for $14.99.