WordWorld, the three time Emmy Award-winning television series partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education, debuts its third season October 4, 2010 at 11:00am on WTTW11. These new episodes extend WordWorld’s literacy lessons by delivering more advanced vocabulary words and exploring the properties of compound words. They also continue to reinforce WordWorld’s core curriculum, including phonological sensitivity and letter recognition, print awareness, comprehension and socio-emotional skills. WordWorld has been demonstrated to be an effective literacy tool by a Department of Education funded study.
“I am delighted to launch Season 3 of WordWorld and eagerly await viewer feedback as we continue to deliver on our objective to get children ready to read in time for school,” said Don Moody, Founder and CEO of WordWorld.
Season 3 episode descriptions are provided below:
A String’s the Thing
After DUCK accidentally turns on FROG’s cake frosting machine, the WordFriends must find the right “ing” word to stop the machine from covering WordWorld in delicious frosting.
PIG asks his WordFriends to help make jars for his jelly machine. However, when they aren't able to make jars fast enough, the kitchen quickly fills with the purple, oozy treat! Only by working together are the WordFriends able to contain all of the jiggling jelly.
Hide and Seek
The WordFriends play a game of Hide and Seek where they have to hide behind WordThings that end in “ake.” The BUGS build a RAKE, and PIG builds a CAKE. But SHARK is so big that it’s always hard for him to find a good hiding place. What “ake” word is just right for SHARK?
FROG accidentally flies away on a big kite, and his WordFriends must save him. Luckily, KANGAROO comes along to save the day, using her knowledge of the letter K.
The Really Red Ruby
FROG is excited to accompany SHEEP on an exciting adventure to find a Really Red Ruby--until he realizes that SHEEP is only pretending to go on an adventure. FROG is disappointed until he makes his greatest discovery: Playing pretend is fun!
Fire Fighters to the Rescue
DUCK and FLY want to become firefighters. They must watch for signs of smoke, because where there’s smoke, there’s fire! Will DUCK and FLY determine what’s really smoke and what’s not?
Think in the Rink
DUCK and DOG want to join SHEEP and FROG in their ice-skating show. Although FROG warns DUCK and DOG to be careful, the enthusiastic duo get carried away and carelessly break the ice skating rink. Will DUCK and DOG think of a way to save the show?
X Marks the Spot
DUCK and SHARK search high and low for a missing letter X. 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.
Race to the Spaceship
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 discover the word "sandbox" is made from two words: “sand” and “box”. As they continue to pull compound words apart, chaos ensues!
About Word World, LLC
Word World, LLC, created by Don Moody, is an award winning multi-platform media franchise with a focus on helping two- to six-year olds develop crucial literacy skills. Through a first-of-its-kind, patent-pending learning tool, all WordWorld products embed words into images to enhance word recognition. WordWorld is partially funded by the U.S. Department of Education and is part of the Ready to Learn literacy initiative focused on helping children ages two to eight improve their reading skills. The Ready to Learn initiative is a partnership of the U.S. Department of Education, the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, PBS and the Ready to Learn Partnership.
About WTTW National Productions
WTTW National Productions is a premier producer and presenter of original, high-quality television programs for both public and commercial television broadcast. WTTWN is a division of Window to the World Communications, Inc., the parent company of WTTW11 Chicago, the nation’s most-watched public television station. For more than 50 years, WTTW11 and WTTW National Productions have introduced a wide array of ground-breaking television programming -- reflecting the world’s rich and diverse arts and entertainment scene as well as education, politics, public affairs, business, and religion -- to a national audience. Its landmark innovative series and original productions include the critically acclaimed performance showcases Soundstage and Legends of Jazz with Ramsey Lewis; David Broza at Masada: The Sunrise Concert; Grannies on Safari; CEO Exchange; Retirement Revolution; the animated children’s literacy series WordWorld; and MEXICO -- One Plate at a Time with Rick Bayless.