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.
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
Kite Flight/Hide and Seek #302
When Frog sails away on a big kite he built, it's up to Duck and Shark to save him. Luckily for the WordFriends, Kangaroo comes along just in time to help. Will her knowledge about the letter K rescue Frog and get them all home safely? The WordFriends play a game of Hide and Seek where they have to hide behind WordThings that end in "ake." Shark is so big that it's hard for him to find a good hiding place. What "ake" word is just right for Shark to build?
- KET Sunday, May 4 at 5:00 am EDT
The Really Red Ruby/Firefighters to the Rescue #303
Frog is excited about Sheep's adventure to find the Really Red Ruby, until he learns he is just pretending. Frog is disappointed until he makes his greatest discovery - playing pretend is fun! Duck and Fly want to become firefighters, just like their friend Firefighter Frog. To do that, they need to look out for any signs of smoke in WordWorld, because where there's smoke, there's fire! Will Duck and Fly be able to determine what's really smoke and what's not?
- KET Sunday, May 11 at 5:00 am EDT
Think in the Rink/X Marks the Spot #304
Duck and Dog want to join Sheep and Frog in their ice skating show. Although Frog warns Duck and Dog to be careful as they practice, the enthusiastic duo gets carried away and carelessly break the ice skating rink. Duck must search high and low for his letter X that has gone missing. His good pal Shark accompanies him. Duck hears the letter X everywhere he goes, but why can't he find it? And why does Shark have a stomachache? Both mysteries are solved when Frog builds an X-ray to look inside Shark's stomach.
- KET Sunday, May 18 at 5:00 am EDT
Race to the Spaceship/Sandbox Surprise #305
Frog must help Robot get to the top of WordWorld's highest mountain and build a spaceship in time to play spaceship tag. By adding one word to another, the WordFriends learn how to make a car, boat, and bike go faster. Duck and Dog become curious about compound wordswhen they discover the word "sandbox" is made of two words. How many words can they pull apart in WordWorld before chaos breaks loose?
- KET Sunday, May 25 at 5:00 am EDT
Runaway O/Happy Birthday, Dog! #101
When Sheep and Bear open Cat's box of O's, one rolls away, sending them on a mad chase to catch it before Cat wakes up. Dog's friends plan a surprise party for his birthday, and there's just one problem: They need a cake!
- KET Sunday, June 1 at 5:00 am EDT
Official web site: http://pbskids.org/wordworld
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