We loved Super Why before PBS invited us to their great event that explained the educational philosophy behind the show and certainly before we received an offer to try out their new line of toys. If you are a Super Why fan then you are sure to love their new products that will make your beginning reader feel like they are part of Story Book Village.
Until now we have shunned character-based products in our home but have welcomed the Super Why products because of their educational value. The new Super Why toys by Learning Curve aims to educate and engage preschoolers through immersive, multi-sensory experiences that encourage imaginative play while helping to reinforce core literacy skills. Inspired by the familiar and compelling sights and sounds of the Super Why show and its reading-ready superhero characters, the debut product line features plush toys, role play sets, action figures and dolls, vehicles and electronic learning aids.
Our two Super Why super fans received some of the new Super Why products a couple of weeks ago and they have been a huge hit ever since they arrived. We’re big fans of the Super Why and Princess Presto Electronic Role Play Sets ($14.99). Little Miss Techie and Captain Computer love donning their special capes and transforming into their favorite characters to act out scenes from their favorite episodes while holding the included Why Writer and Magic Spelling Wand.
Captain Computer is thrilled to finally have his own computer in the form of the Touch & Learn Super Duper Computer ($34.99). While it may not be the Mac he was wishing for, I personally like the Super Duper Computer’s affordability and portability and the kids like taking their Super Duper Computer into their playhouse and pretending they are going to the Book Club.
I love watching what Little Miss Techie and Captain Computer have learned through the episodes when they are acting out scenes through their imaginative play. The touch screen Super Duper Computer is more than just another toy because it is filled with games that help them practice different literacy skills such as learning the alphabet, problem solving, spelling, word families, word comprehension, rhyming, and reading. I see Captain Computer engaged in using the Super Duper Computer and learning more letters as a result of interacting with the content through the fun games. (Note: The Touch & Learn Super Duper Computer will be available in August so look for it in stores and online then. Trust me, it is worth the wait!)
Our other favorites in the Super Why toy line include the Princess Presto’s Wave & Learn Magic Spelling Wand ($19.99) and the Zap & Learn Why Writer ($19.99). Both are motion activated handheld wands that help children learn through role play. The Magic Spelling Wand has three learning modes, targeting letter recognition and spelling. The Why Writer focuses on word recognition and comprehension. Both feature curriculum that keeps children challenged and engaged as their literacy skills develop.
We also like the puzzles which have the perfect number of pieces to keep the attention of 3 year old Captain Computer. Choose from the 24 piece Neighborhood Puzzle or the 60 piece puzzles that contain hidden words. So far neither child has tired of the 60 piece Hidden Word Flying Puzzle. They love taking out the magnifying glass to locate the sparkly super letters hidden in the scene.
If you have a Super Why super fan in your home like we do, you are invited to your local Toys R Us for a Super Why Play Day. Stores around the country are hosting Super Why events from 12:00- 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 13. Children ages 3 and up are invited to play a Super Why Bingo Game, complete a Super Why coloring activity and listen to a Super Why story. You’ll also be treated to a hands-on Super Why toy demonstration and receive special Super Why premiums, coupons, a free mask, coloring fun sheet, and more! While supplies last!
For more details about the Super Why events in your area, click here for a listing of special events just for Super Readers in Toys R Us stores around the country.
One very lucky Tech Savvy family will win a gift set containing an Electronic Role Play Set and an Action Figures of their choice courtesy of Learning Curve. To enter, visit the Learning Curve or Toys R Us page with the new SuperWhy products and leave a commente below telling me which one your child would like best and why.
For additional entries, do any of the following:
- Tweet this giveaway: @TechSavvyMama is giving away a SuperWhy prize package for super readers! Enter to win here: http://tr.im/odD8
- Blog about this giveaway and link to your post in your comment
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Check out my other SuperWhy posts:
- PBS’ SuperWhy! Helps Super Kids Become Super Readers!
- Website of the Week: Learning with SuperWhy on PBSKids.org and PBS Parents & Teachers Sites
- PBS & Me on DC Metro Moms
Products mentioned in this post were provided by Learning Curve and PBS for review purposes.
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