You know how some people die to see their favorite singer or band? Well, when I heard that I may get the opportunity to meet the creator of the PBS children’s show Super Why, Angelo Santomero, I was super excited. Trust me, no exaggeration here. I am pretty involved in my children’s education, especially in a house of early readers, you would need to be. What I love about mommy blogging events is that at times you get to take your kids along.
Well other than the PBS guys providing childcare and lunch for the kids (and us) the kids were also entertained by the Curious George and Martha (from Martha Speaks) characters who popped in to surprise the kids. While we settled ourselves to a roundtable discussion and presentation I waited anxiously to see this woman who was behind the wonder of Super Why.
A little about Super Why is that it starts with a real problem (that a kid might typically have) and then the team of Why – or Whyatt (brother of Jack from Jack and The Beanstalk), Red (Red Riding Hood), Pig (The 3 Little Pigs) and Princess Presto (The daughter of Princess from Princess and the Pea). They meet in the library to decide to solve the problem, and then transform (capes and all) and head out on the Y-Flyers to get into a story to seek the answer through a familiar character in a story (with a similar predicament). Along the way they collect “super letters” and that creates the answer to the problem. I know that you are reading a blog post because time is of the essence so I will try and condense this posts (even though there is so much to say).
I’m glad that the Super Readers have their dog 🐕 Woofster but I feel left out. Don’t get me wrong. I am glad Woofster is a Super Reader but way back before he was there, Super Why used to say, “And Super You with the Power to Help,” but after Woofster became a Super Reader, Super Why stopped saying, “And Super You with the Power to Help,”. I felt left out.
Also. I know you are the creator of Super Why. But I should tell you about this blue Train 🚂 called Thomas the Tank Engine. There’s this YouTube channel that has him with Super Why and the Super Readers. Thomas and Friends has a narrator and just back in 2018, Thomas became the new narrator of Thomas and Friends. I know there are 3 Seasons of Super Why but I was thinking 🤔 you can create another Season or 2 and have Thomas there and his Super Power would be Narrating Power and his Super Reader name should be Narrating Engine with Narrating Power