WQPT's Super Why is coming to the Quad Cities Print
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Written by Lora Adams   
Thursday, 27 May 2010 07:40

MOLINE, ILLINOIS – WQPT welcomes Super WHY to the Quad Cities for a week of educational and entertaining activities beginning June 15, 2010. Super WHY is based on the hit PBS series that helps kids learn to read.  Whyatt, the super-powered star of Super WHY, is flying in from Storybook Village to meet his local fans.

You and your kids can join in the fun and learning:

On Tuesday, June 15, Super WHY will hold a meet and greet for families at the Moline Library at 2 p.m. WQPT will host a short workshop and several literacy activities based on the Super Readers --Alpha Pig, Princess Presto, Wonder Red and Super WHY-- and their amazing adventures.

On Wednesday, June 16, Super WHY will be visiting the River Bandits at Modern Woodman Park in Davenport, IA to throw out the first pitch of the evening. Kids can meet Super WHY, receive a tattoo and activity sheet and get a photo.

On Saturday, June 19 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, our Super WHY star will be welcoming the crowds at the Healthy Living Fair at the downtown Farmer’s Market in Davenport, IA. Bring your kids for activities focused on health and fitness.

If you’re anxious to meet Super Why and avoid the large crowds, sign up for a WQPT Kid’s Club Membership ($75). Families will be invited to a more intimate gathering on Thursday evening, June 17 with special activities just for them.

Super WHY is the only preschool program created to help kids learn the fundamentals of reading through interactive storybook adventures. The standout, imagination-stimulating series focuses on the adventures of four fairytale friends who transform into reading-powered superheroes: Alpha Pig with Alphabet Power, Wonder Red with Word Power, Princess Presto with Spelling Power, Super Why with the Power to Read and Super YOU with the Power to Help. Together, they are the "Super Readers"! In every fantastical episode of Super WHY! young viewers dive directly into a pop-up story to experience a brightly-illustrated children's tale brought to magical life.

Super WHY airs on WQPT Monday through Friday at 9:00 a.m. For more information contact Amanda or Karen at 309-796-2424, 800-747-2430 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

WQPT is a broadcast service of Western Illinois University – Quad Cities.

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