Web site: http://pbskids.org/wordworld
Each episode of "WordWorld" is a narrative built around a wacky troupe of characters, WordFriends, who are characters first and words second. "WordWorld's" WordFriends go on comic adventures and face challenges that can only be resolved with the right word. Sheep is a shy little girl who loves to pretend; Frog is the cautious brainiac and word "expert"; impetuous Duck is still learning his letters; Pig lives in the moment; Ant is a pragmatic bundle of energy; and Dog is a WordFriend's best friend. A key component of the show is word building, a unique moment when children witness a word "morph" into the thing it is. Word building reinforces the pre-reading concept that letters make words and that words have meaning.
Princess Sheep/W Drought #112
Bear and Sheep want to play princess, but they only have one crown. On a hot summer day, all the WordFriends are using water to stay cool—until all the W's start to disappear.
- KET Sunday, August 17 at 5:00 am EDT
Robots to the Rescue!/Radio Read-a-Thon #113
When Frog discovers that you can make a word "more than one" by adding the letter s to the end of it, he goes a little crazy making more and more of everything. Duck asks Frog to read his favorite book on Ant's radio station because he can't read it himself, but Frog's tongue gets tangled in knots.
- KET Sunday, August 24 at 5:00 am EDT
Pl-Pl-Plane/Mail Mix-Up #114
Frog loses the letters "PL" from his plane and must search through the jungle to find them. Duck offers to help Kangaroo deliver letters to his WordFriends, but he forgets Kangaroo's instructions and delivers the wrong letters to everyone.
- KET Sunday, August 31 at 5:00 am EDT
Official web site: http://pbskids.org/wordworld
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