SUPER WHY is the kind of show that makes me believe that some TV is okay for kids–educational entertainment that makes learning fun for preschoolers.
The SUPER WHY characters–superheroes with individual super powers–engage the viewers (our kids) by talking directly to the screen and asking them questions about what will happen next in the show. The show celebrates books and learning, and each adventure introduces the kids to a new or familiar story while the superheroes teach letters, spelling, colors, and more.
A true test that a show (or movie for that matter) is a winner in our house is if my kids–when they finish watching whatever it is they are watching–don’t stay seated as a couch potato once the show is done. Instead they are revved up to make their own fun–they jump up to play the characters, make up their own stories, or run into their playroom to create their own make-believe world.
Other preschool favorites include:
Bear in the Big Blue House (Disney)
Between the Lions (PBS)
Blues Clues (Nick Jr.)
Reading Rainbow (PBS)
Sesame Street (PBS)
The Magic Schoolbus (ABC)