CPTV and the Rock Cats Are Sure to Hit a Home Run with Animated Super Hero, Super Why

Release Date: 07/06/2009

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.

Before the game, between noon and 1 p.m., Super Why, from the animated PBS series Super Why!, will be on hand to meet youngsters, hand out coloring sheets, and, of course, host a read-along. Airing Monday through Friday at 9 a.m. on CPTV, Super Why! 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% higher on standardized tests than those who did not watch Super Why!

Game start on August 2 is 1:35 p.m. For more information about the event, visit www.cptv.org or [email protected].

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.)

About CPTV
CPTV is a media service of the Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network (CPBN, www.cpbn.org). It is a locally and nationally recognized producer and presenter of quality public television programming, including UConn Women's Basketball, original documentaries and educational programming. CPTV has built a reputation as a leader in children’s programming, including playing an historic role in bringing Barney & Friends™, Bob the Builder™ and Thomas & Friends™ to public television. The station offers 11 hours of positive, nurturing children’s programs each weekday, reaching 50,000 to 70,000 households daily. The Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network also includes WNPR, an affiliate of National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. WNPR serves over 200,000 listeners in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island with news and information. Its award-winning local programming includes The Faith Middleton Show and Where We Live. Overall, the network brings a broad spectrum of public affairs, entertainment, sports and educational programming to viewers, listeners and readers. For more information, visit www.cptv.org and/or www.wnpr.org.
 

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