Thursday, March 22, 2012

WordGirl: The Rise of Miss Power...R&G!

I am a PBS superfan.  I LOVE their programming lineup and the shows aired on that network are favorites here at our house.  When we received the opportunity to review the latest WordGirl DVD, The Rise of Miss Power I was delighted.  A&W really enjoy that show and, quite frankly, so do I!  Here is the scoop on what had the pleasure of watching...

Arlington Va. – March 5, 2012 – PBS Distribution today announced it is releasing “WORDGIRL: THE RISE OF MISS POWER” on DVD, featuring Emmy Award®-winner Jane Lynch as the voice of Miss Power. “WordGirl®” is an exciting animated series from Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, that follows the life and super hero adventures of WordGirl as she fights crime and enriches vocabulary usage. This “WordGirl” special tackles the topic of bullying as the impact of words is explored. The 70-minute DVD is available now for a suggested retail price of $9.99.


Program SynopsisThe adventure begins when intergalactic visitor Miss Power comes to earth and promises to teach WordGirl everything she knows about crime-fighting. When the lessons don’t go as planned, WordGirl and her sidekick Captain Huggy Face begin to question whether Miss Power is a super hero or a super villain. Besides using strength and speed to defeat villains, Miss Power unleashes a secret weapon: the use of mean words to hurt people. Initially resistant, WordGirl tries the tactic and feels empowered, leaving friends and foes agape at the unpleasant change in her ways. After Miss Power takes bullying to the extreme, WordGirl takes a stand, only to be belittled and stripped of her superhero star. Mrs. Botsford comes to the rescue rallying all of the city’s villains against Miss Power, then WordGirl pledges to use words only for good, sends Miss Power packing, and restores the city to normal.

In addition to “The Rise of Miss Power,” this DVD also includes “A World Without WordGirl.” In “A World Without WordGirl” Becky's most amazing birthday party ever gets interrupted one too many times by citizens in need of WordGirl's assistance and she wishes on her birthday candle for a WordGirl-free world. After they're blown out, she realizes her wish has come true. What has she done?! Not only does WordGirl not exist, but Chuck is now the King and has the city following all sorts of strange rules. Will Becky find the last piece of enchanted birthday cake so that she can wish for the return of WordGirl?


First of all, as all WordGirl episodes are, this was a big hit.  I especially loved that this episode addressed bullying and I thought they handled it beautifully.  I think it was important to see WordGirl undergo the change into a bully and, ultimately realize that being a bully does not stop a bully.  This opened up some great conversations with A&W about why bullying is wrong and how you should handle a bullying situation.  This episode is a gem and opens the door for some valuable talks with your children about how to stop a bully.  I recommend this one for ALL families.  The second episode was  a lot of fun too and the kids enjoyed this one as well.  They, of course, love WordGirl herself but the real star, according to my children is her sidekick, Captain Huggy Face!  Pick up this great DVD today on Amazon...


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36 comments:

3 Giggly Monsters said...

I would like to do the flashcard art game.

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Denise Taylor-Dennis said...

Flash card art game but maybe in a few years as my little one is only 2

Lynne said...

My boys are older - but I have a 3 1/2 year old nephew who is currently enrolled in speech therapy. They are working on colors, so the game with colors would be fantastic!

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Becky said...

Synonym Salad looks like it would be lots of fun.

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Veronica said...

Word Magic, Word Find looks fun!

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I think my daughter and son would love Word Magic, Word Find!
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Sherry T said...

Fishing: Go color sounds like the game for us!

Maryann D. said...

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KPort207 said...

I think the flashcard art game

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Shelley P said...

I would like to play the Flashcard Art Game with the kids.

corey1971 said...

My kids would most likely like Word Magic Word Find (Corey Olomon)(olomon@hotmail.com)

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I think my boys would like flashcard art game best

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Sweetsillysara said...

The flashcard art game:)

carolwegs said...

I think the Flashcard art game. thanks
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Marysa said...

Flashcard art! My kids have been loving Word Girl, they watch at dinnertime (as a treat)!
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Ashley turicik said...

Fishing for names. Go color

Miranda Ward said...

Flashcard Art Game

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Kari @ Shining2Save said...

The Flashcard art game.

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Nancy said...

Compliment Cards would be fun to do!

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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

Synonym Salad
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Tamar said...

My son LOVES WordGirl.

Fishing for Names: Go Color would be a fun family activity.

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pmj said...

complement cards
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Becca Ann said...

I like the word magic word find

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Diana said...

My granddaughters would like the flashcard art game
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Jackie said...

Would love to do Word magic with my niece

Jennifer said...

Fishing for Names - Go Color!

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akronugurl said...

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