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's First Sleepover Party/One Hat Fits All #109
Duck attends his first sleepover party, but he's nervous about not sleeping in his nest for the first time. On a windy day in WordWorld, Sheep loses her magician's hat.
- KET Sunday, July 27 at 5:00 am EDT
Dancing Dog/Pig's Big Moonlight Feast #110
All the WordFriends are gathering to perform in the WordWorld concert, and Dog is especially excited. When Pig is too sick to cook his special Moonlight Feast, Duck and Dog step in to help out.
- KET Sunday, August 3 at 5:00 am EDT
Boppin' with the Bug Band/Shuffleword #111
Ant is featuring WordWorld bands on his radio show. When Pig and Ant get into an argument while playing Shuffleword, Pig storms off with the consonants and Ant storms off with the vowels.
- KET Sunday, August 10 at 5:00 am EDT
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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