Let’s Build a Word

My soon to be 3 year old son LOVES the PBS show, WordWorld. He watches it daily either on PBS or through Netflix on our game console. If we are watching something else he’ll say “watch wordworld now?”

He loves WordWorld so much, that for his birthday party at the end of the month I’m making him a cake that looks just like the one in the episode Happy Birthday, Dog. Some of the games will be adapted from Dog’s having a Party on the Get Up and Move DVD – he just doesn’t know it yet!

I recently had the opportunity to review the WordWorld DVD Get Up and Move. There were four 15 minute episodes on the DVD and while my son had already seen three of those four, it didn’t stop him from watching it twice – in a row! I definitely recommend buying this DVD for your child. If we didn’t have netflix we would probably be buying all of the DVDs for our son. It gives him a head start on learning letters, animals and other objects and it helps our daughter with spelling and reading. Guess what he’s watching right now? The Duck at Bat episode from the Get Up and Move DVD.

Episode Details for Get Up and Move:

Sheep’s First Bike Ride: Bear and Sheep learn to build the word bike but it takes some perseverance for Sheep to learn how to ride this new Word Thing!

Duck at Bat: Duck loses the letter B from his baseball bat just before the big game. He tries to build other words to hit the ball – Mat, Hat – but it’s going to take a B to hit a home run!

Dog’s Having a Party!: Dog and Duck want to throw a party at Dog’s house. With the help of Sheep, they learn that H is the perfect party letter! They can make hot dogs, hats, horns and hula hoops. Hurray!

Think in the Rink: Duck and Dog want to join Sheep and Frog in their ice skating show, but the enthusiastic duo gets carried away and breaks the ice skating rink. Will the Word Friends think up a good solution to the problem before the show begins?

You can buy the Word World: Get Up & Move online at Amazon.com

What I love about WordWorld is that all of the animals, their houses and the word things they use are made out of the letters that spell that word. So as children watch the show, they are being exposed to spelling without even knowing it. The big “problem” of the episode ends with the Word friends building a word putting each letter together and sounding out the word and then the letters turn into that word.

The WordWorld website is really cool too. As soon as I get on it and my son hears the WordWorld theme music start he instantly turns to look and say “wordworld“. There are games, coloring sheets and more for kids. And helpful info for parents and teachers. There are even birthday party printables for planning your little one’s WordWorld party – which I fully plan on using this month!

About Word World, LLC:
Word World, LLC, created by Don Moody, is a multi-platform media franchise with a focus on helping develop literacy skills among three- to five-year-olds. Through a first-of-its-kind, patent-pending learning tool, all “WordWorld” products embed words into images to enhance word recognition. Word World, LLC is part of the Ready-To-Learn Partnership (RTLP), a public-private consortium awarded a five-year multimillion dollar grant by the US Department of Education. Members of the consortium include Chicago PBS member station WTTW and the Michael Cohen Group, an international research firm responsible for formative and summative testing of the show.

For more information please visit the company’s website at http://www.WordWorld.com/presskit.


*I received a free copy of the WordWorld Get Up and Move DVD in exchange for my honest review. I was able to do this through the SheBlogs Network and was not financially compensated by SheBlogs, WordWorld or it’s affiliates.

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