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.
Duck at Bat/You Can Never Have Too Many OOs #208
Duck loses the letter B to his baseball bat just before the big game is supposed to start. He tries to build other words to hit the ball, but soon learns that you need the right letter with the right sound to build the right word. When the two letter O's in Monkey's roof blow away in the wind, it's up to Duck to hunt down the /oo/ sound and fix the roof before it rains.
- KET Sunday, March 9 at 5:00 am EDT
The Best Nest/Duck's Family Reunion #209
It's Duck's turn at show and tell at school, and he wants to bring the thing he loves the best: his nest! But when the nest breaks apart into letters, will Duck be able to retrieve them all in time? Because they have a similar sounding name, Duck mistakes Truck for a long-lost relative! Frog is a bit ruffled at the epidemic of silliness going around, but ends up saving the day for Duck and his word 'family'.
- KET Sunday, March 16 at 5:00 am EDT
Bed Bugs/Snug As a Bug #210
When the bugs accidentally break Frog's brand new bed, they scramble to put it back together and make things right. Just one problem. They can't tell the letters 'b' and 'd' apart! Frog helps insomniac Bug figure out the end of the rhyme "snug as a bug in a ..." so that Bug can sleep.
- KET Sunday, March 23 at 5:00 am EDT
Totally Terrific Duck/A Star Is Born #211
Bear is going to paint everyone's picture today, and Duck wants to look "totally terrific" for his portrait. Frog and Sheep help him build a tie, top hat, and tutu - because if you want to look totally terrific you need the letter T. Duck gets a case of stage fright while singing "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" for all his WordFriends. Instead of singing the word "star," Duck freezes and blurts out the first thing he sees.
- KET Sunday, March 30 at 5:00 am EDT
Dog's Having a Party/Dog Wants to Play Ball #212
Dog and Duck want to throw a house party at Dog's house. But all they have is the letter H, and they don't know what to do with it! With the help of Sheep they soon realize that H is a fabulous letter. Dog wants to play ball, but he's having trouble communicating with his friends because they won't stop and listen to him.
- KET Sunday, April 6 at 5:00 am EDT
Welcome Home, Duck/The Lost Letter L #213
Frog makes a "Welcome Home" banner to hang over Duck's nest. Duck breaks the L off Frog's lamp.
- KET Sunday, April 13 at 5:00 am EDT
Bear's Bed Sled/Sh-Sh-Shark! #214
When Bear hurts her toe, her friends come up with a solution to help her go sledding in the snow. Shark is misunderstood.
- KET Sunday, April 20 at 5:00 am EDT
A String's the Thing/J-J-Jelly #301
The WordFriends must stop Frog's cake frosting machine from covering WordWorld in tasty frosting. Pig asks Bear and Sheep to help him make jars for the jelly pumping from his jelly machine.
- KET Sunday, April 27 at 5:00 am EDT
Official web site: http://pbskids.org/wordworld
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