NEW YORK--(WordWorld: Fun with WordFriends.)--WordWorld™, the three-time Emmy award-winning educational television series broadcast on PBS Kids, is bringing its learning platform to the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with a new early learning app:
“Millions of parents worldwide know and trust WordWorld as an early learning platform for young children”
The new WordWorld app features interactive games that help young children learn to recognize letters and form words to provide the fundamental building blocks for learning to read.
The WordWorld: Fun with WordFriends app is being offered via PBS Kids Mobile, and is available for $1.99 at http://pbskids.org/mobile and in the Apple App store.
Utilizing the same foundations established by the Department of Education funded study which demonstrated that the WordWorld television program improves children’s literacy skills, the WordWorld: Fun with WordFriends app is the first in a series of interactive WordWorld learning tools for preschoolers. The app allows preschoolers to build words that come to life as the objects they represent.
“Millions of parents worldwide know and trust WordWorld as an early learning platform for young children,” said Eric Kriegstein, Director of Interactive Content at WordWorld. “Working with PBS, we’re leveraging our award winning content to develop fun and exciting early learning applications in the digital space.”
The WordWorld: Fun with WordFriends app was developed by Bean Creative to help children learn letters, letter sounds and word families with their WordWorld friends Dog, Duck, Frog and Pig. As the games are played, parents are able to track their children’s progress in order to guide them toward greater letter and word knowledge.
- Word Fishing with Frog & Duck – help Frog and Duck collect letters from their pond to create words.
- Dog’s Letter Fetch – help Dog fetch letters near the house to build words based on letter sounds.
- Windy Words with Pig – kids help Pig clean up his barnyard by collecting families of words.
For each game played, children will earn a special WordThing sticker that they can use to make their own picture in their My Word Space. Some words offer My Video rewards which feature word-building video content from the WordWorld show.
WordWorld™ is a 3-time Emmy award winning PBS television series and proprietary branded learning platform that uses Department of Education endorsed content to help preschoolers begin their journey to reading! WordWorld™ focuses on letter and word recognition; the building blocks to becoming an early reader. WordWorld™ combines letters to build words into WordFriends™ to enable children to develop reading skills in a fun, active and visual manner!