Give little ones an early introduction to phonics with WordWorld, the smash PBS hit that teaches children how to use phonics rules rather than just memorizing sight words. It's the first preschool series where words are truly the stars of the show! Come along for an adventurous romp into a colorful, vibrant world of words with Duck and his lovable, legible WordFriends—animals whose bodies are made up of the letters that spell the word they are.
Duck and his WordFriends go on comic adventures and face challenges that can only be resolved with the right word. That word is built letter by letter, or sound by sound, during the funky “Build a Word” song at the end of every episode. Once the word is built, it “morphs” —comes alive—into the thing it is!
Word building reinforces the pre-reading concept that letters (and their sounds) make words, and that words have real meaning…and power. WordWorld also introduces essential emergent literacy concepts—such as sounding out letters, “chunking” words, and rhyming—that all children encounter as they learn to read.
Join Duck and the WordFriends on an exciting, joyous journey to becoming a reader!
Sheep's a Star includes four episodes:
Princess Sheep: Sheep gets royally carried away playing princess. It is only after she hurts Bear's feelings that Sheep learns that a true princess isn't selfish, but kind and generous instead.
The Birds: Sheep does her zany best to care for an egg she finds until the baby bird is born and reunited with its mother.
W Drought: On a hot summer day, all the WATER in WordWorld starts to dry up because the letter W is missing! Sheep leads the WordFriends in the hunt to discover just who is causing the W drought.
Chef Sheep: Sheep has to take over Pig's cooking show when Pig gets a pot stuck on his face. Will Sheep summon up the confidence she needs to save the day?
4 Build-A-Word Songs
"Take the Stage" Music Video