WordWorld is a dynamic preschool series in which words are truly the stars of the show! Come along for an adventurous romp into 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.
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 fun "Build a Word" song at the end of every episode. Once the word is built, it "morphs" - coming alive and transforming into the thing it spells!
Word building reinforces the pre-reading concept that letters (and their sounds) make words, and that words have real meaning - and power. The series also introduces literacy concepts that preschoolers will encounter as they become readers, such as sounding out letters and rhyming. But most of all, WordWorld helps children get excited about reading and see words as their friends.
WordWorld airs on WQED-TV weekdays at 11:30 a.m.
Help the WordFriends find the WordThings all around them, and collect them in your Word Space! Each character also has a printable coloring page.
An interactive map to WordWorld where kids can find WordThings and build their own word adventures.
Whether you're a parent, teacher or a caregiver, here are some activities that are fun to do at home, in the classroom, or even in the car. Many of these materials include printable PDF sheets. To access these materials, you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.