Staff App Pick: ‘Super Why!’ is a super educational game for the kids

Each week, we bring you a new app recommendation from one of our colleagues. This week’s Staff App Pick comes from Rodney Beverly, a business development manager for apps in Developer & Platform Evangelism at Microsoft.


One of my best childhood memories would have to be watching Saturday morning cartoons on the three major television networks with my friends. What we didn’t know as kids is that we were in what I like to refer to as “Saturday school.” In between shows like “Fat Albert” and the “Bugs Bunny and Road Runner Show,” we’d watch shows like “Schoolhouse Rock,” which taught us how to conjugate verbs, the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution and even how a proposed bill becomes a law in the U.S. 

Nowadays, my wife and I are always on the lookout for similar educational content for our children. One game we (and our kids) really find valuable is “Super Why!” from PBS. “Super Why!” provides hours of fun and learning for our children. At the same time, we know that our kids are in a safe place when they engage and learn with this super fun game.

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“Super Why!” lets our kids play along with each of the four main characters from the PBS TV series: Alpha Pig, Princess Presto, Wonder Red, and, of course, Super Why, all while practicing the alphabet, rhyming, spelling, writing and reading. Our kids think it’s pretty super-duper!

The game comes with four activities, including “Alpha Pig’s Lickety Letter Hunt,” “Princess Presto’s Wands-up Writing,” “Wonder Red’s Rhyming Time” and “Super Why’s Story Saver”. Players get to collect virtual stickers along the way and decorate a “sticker book” with over 50 items as they make their way through the activities.

Check out “Super Why!” in the Windows Store today – your kids will love you for it!

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