Monday, September 24, 2007

Super Reader to the Rescue!

It's moments like these that make me want to plop Elaina in front of the t.v. all day long. Is that bad?

We've discovered a new show on PBS that airs at 7:30 in the morning. The show is called "Super Why" and is completely awesome! "Why?" you may ask. Because from the very first episode it stopped Hurricane Elaina in her path of destruction, tearing up our bedroom in her boredom as we were getting ready for work one morning. And the next morning, the very same thing occurred. She was fixated on the characters, the content, the questions, the story, everything about this program is awesome! They really should be calling it "Super Awesome!" instead of "Super Why." Umm, have I mentioned that it's "awesome" more than once?

The show is about a group of kids who are super readers instead of super heroes who find problems in fictional stories (Jack and the Beanstalk, etc.) and change the story. They help early readers to recognize letters and piece together words. Just about the entire content of the show teaches a lesson in one way or another. I am hooked on Elaina being hooked!

It's become evident to me that she's grasping some of the fundamentals of the show when she is pretending. When we were at the playground yesterday she told me she was going to get her cape and "Super Reader to the rescue! I change the story." She cracked me up! Often she will walk around the house announcing that she is a super reader and waving her magic wand (from Grandma W.) she says "Abba-cadaca, I change the story!" Just like in the show.

With all of her imagination running wild and being creative, I'm not sure if I should be worried that she decided to turn Lincoln into a kitty this morning. She waved her magic wand over him and said he was now a kitty. In fact, when it was time to leave for the sitter's house, she became worried and said, "Bring my kitty, my kitty!" She of course was referring to Lincoln.

Does this look like a kitty to you?

So.... other moms with "Super Readers" let me know you're feedback if you come across this show sometime!

1 Welcome Comments:

Kelsey said...

Harper LOVES Super Why. She and Elaina could start a fan club.