Before the Rock Cats take on the Bowie Baysox at the New Britain Stadium on Sunday, August 2, CPTV’s animated super reader Super Why will meet families and host fun reading activities. Between noon and 1 p.m., Super Why, from the animated PBS series Super Why! will be on hand at the stadium to meet youngsters, hand out coloring sheets, and, of course, host a read-along.
Super Why Hand-outs for Parents and Child Care Providers: Enjoying Books With Your Child, Making the Most of Your Library Visit, Making Reading Part of Your Everyday Activities. (Spanish Versions: Enjoying Books with Your Child, Making the Most of Your Library Visit, Making Reading Part of Your Everyday Activities)
The start time of the game on Sunday, August 2 is 1:35 p.m. For more information and tickets, call 860-224-8383 or visit www.rockcats.com.
Super Why!, the animated educational children's series airing Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. on CPTV, is geared toward helping kids learn the fundamentals of reading through interactive storybook adventures.
Two news studies, funded through a Ready To Learn grant from the U.S. Department of Education and the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, show that children, especially those from low-income families, are learning core early literacy skills from the series. In fact, children who watched as few as two episodes of Super Why! scored 46 percent higher on standardized tests than those who did not watch Super Why!
Super Why! is part of PBS Kids Raising Readers, focusing on helping children learn to read, and is funded by a cooperative agreement of the U.S. Department of Education, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and PBS.
Super Why! is an Out of the Blue Enterprises LLC Decode Entertainment Inc. Production.
(Note: The contents of this event were developed under a grant – #PRU295B05003 – from the Department of Education. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.)