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WORDWORLD is the first preschool series where words are truly the stars of the show! Young children are introduced to a colorful, vibrant world of words with the lovable, legible WordFriends -- animals whose bodies are made up of the letters that spell the word they are. Sheep is painfully shy but loves to pretend. Frog is the cautious brainiac and word "expert." Duck is still learning his letters -- and social skills -- and often needs Frog to help him out of trouble.

For ages 3-5.

Visit the Web site: http://pbskids.org/wordworld

Series Goals

  • To fascinate children with words and to inspire a love of words and reading.
  • Empower children as early readers by making the important connections between letters, sounds, words and meaning that are necessary for reading.

In each episode, the WordFriends go on comic adventures and face challenges that can only be resolved with the right word. That word is built letter by letter, sound by sound, during the funky "Build a Word" song at the end of every episode. Once the word is built, it "morphs"--comes alive--into the thing it is!

Helping Kids Prepare for School

WordWorld is designed to introduce, support and foster emergent literacy skills in children ages three to five. The curriculum draws from four skill sets critical for young children's emergent literacy: print awareness, phonological sensitivity and letter knowledge, comprehension (including vocabulary development) and socio-emotional skills.

When to Watch

Find out when WORDWORLD airs in your area, and also get episode descriptions and related activities!

Attention Caregivers!

Get activities, video clips, lesson plans, and more from the Parents & Teachers section of WORDWORLD!

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