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!
Castles in the Sea includes four episodes:
Castles in the Sea: While playing in the sand on the beach, Duck and Shark build the perfect home for Shark: a sand castle! But why does it disappear every night while Shark is sleeping?
The Dancing Duck Bonanza: Duck's plans to put on a great show come to a halt when he laughs at how silly Shark looks dancing on land. What can Duck do to make amends with his WordFriend and save the show?
A Star is Born: Duck gets a case of stage fright while singing "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" for his WordFriends. With a little WordBuilding, Sheep and Ant solve Duck's problem, and soon a "star" is born.
Tick Tock Space Clock: When a mysterious rocket lands in WordWorld, Duck pledges to help Robot track down a WordThing he needs to save his planet: a clock!
4 Build-A-Word Songs
"Ride the Slide" Music Video