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!
Rocket to the Moon includes four episodes:
Pies Pies Pies!: Pig has promised to make pies for everyone in WordWorld but he doesn't have enough letters to make them! Luckily, Dog has a magical way to help Pig keep his promise - It's all about the letter S!
Rocket to the Moon:Frog thinks that in order to build a big ROCKET he needs big, uppercase letters. But when he needs to rescue the Little Piggies in outer space, he learns that a r-o-c-k-e-t could work too!
Dog Wants to Play Ball: All the WordFriends have a ball trying to guess what Dog wants to play. Can you help?
There's an Ant in Every Giant: Tiny Ant is tired of being the smallest WordFriend in WordWorld! When he adds "GI" to his name, he becomes a GIANT and soon learns that being small isn't so bad after all!
8 Build-A-Word Songs
"Dancing Dog" Music Video