Super WHY!

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 3+

Young heroes' adventures build reading skills.

Parents say

age 3+

Based on 125 reviews

Kids say

age 4+

Based on 44 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 2+

Not bad

I've been reading all the bad reviews and decided to add my own spin. 1) The show is a superhero show but it isn't made by Disney or Marvel or anything like that, and yes, as a parent I can tell. But does my 2 year old care? No. She doesn't. The show is for them, not adults. 2) Teaches alphabet, learning, reading, spelling, etc. I like the way they do it, simple, cute, and easy for kids to follow. 3) The storyline isn't that great. Yeah, that's true. But again, it's simple for young kids. Does my toddler care? No she doesn't. So I don't either. The point is she is learning spelling , word identification etc. 4) The kids whine? Yeah they do. But as for my child. This has not impacted her behavior negatively. I rather her watch this show than PJ masks (Now those are not good role models). In this show they focus on the basic kids show concept of sharing, thinking of others, etc. Best way to know if this show will be good for your family is to try it. I don't see anything negative about this show. My kid likes it and is learning.

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age 3+

Very beneficial to children!!!

Super Why! is an awesome TV program about working together, problem-solving, and learning the alphabet. Not only do they learn the letters, but they learn how to combine letters to make words. Each character has a power which illustrates the importance of teamwork. This program is great, especially for children in pre-kinder and kindergarten because by those grades they are learning their sight words. I loved watching this show growing up and it has never sent me the wrong message from when I was a child and even now. Have kids give it a try, if they do not like it that's okay! There are always other educational shows out there.

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