WordWorld is an Emmy Award-winning children's television series partially funded by the United States Department of Education as part of the Ready to Learn literacy initiative targeted to 3- to 7-year olds. The show airs in 10 languages and 90 countries, including in the United States. The television series, created by Don Moody and Jacqueline Moody, stars Dog and his WordFriends. In each episode, Dog and/or one of his friends embarks on a series of adventures where the only way to save the day is to build or un-build words. The show's novelty is that when a word is built correctly, it morphs into the thing it represents, which gives instant meaning to the word. WordWorld has been translated into popular mobile applications, Internet-based games, magnetic plush and other toys. WordWorld currently airs in 90 countries and 10 languages. It premiered September 3, 2007 on PBS Kids and is currently in its third season, with 84 11-minute episodes. WordWorld currently broadcasts on PBS Kids it is produced for WTTW Chicago.
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Below you'll find every episode from all 3 season of WordWorld.
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Season 1Amazon Prime | PBS Kids | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Sep 3, 2007
Runaway O Bear and Sheep snoop around a box delivered to Cat and break it! The letters B-O-X scatter, sending the WordFriends on a crazy chase to catch the runaway letter O before Cat wakes up. Build a Word: BOX
S01 E02Sep 3, 2007
Happy Birthday Dog! It’s Dog’s birthday! His friends are planning a surprise party for him, but they don’t have a cake! With a little help from Pig, Frog gathers the letters C-A-K-E…but can he get them to the party without ruining the surprise? Build a Word: CAKE
S01 E03Sep 4, 2007
There's an Ant in Every Giant Ant is tired of being the smallest WordFriend in WordWorld! He always has to avoid being stepped on, and playing basketball is a big challenge. Ant thinks he can solve his problem by adding a G-I to his tiny frame and turning himself into a giant. But he soon realizes that being big isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and that he can be WordWorld’s biggest hero when he’s just tiny Ant. Build a Word: ANT
S01 E04Sep 4, 2007
Chef Sheep During his "cooking show," Chef Pig gets a pot stuck on his face while eating ice cream out of it! Now there is no pot to cook in and no chef to do the cooking! Luckily for Pig, ever-helpful Sheep is there to take over for him. But first Sheep must learn to have confidence in herself before she can save the day! Build a Word: POT
S01 E05Sep 5, 2007
Rocket to the Moon Frog thinks that in order to build a big rocket he needs big, uppercase letters. But when he gets stranded on the moon with the Little Piggies, he learns that lowercase letters are just as useful as uppercase ones. Build a Word: ROCKET
S01 E06Sep 5, 2007
The Birds Sheep, Bear and Frog go out bird watching and get more than they bargained for: They find an egg! Sheep does her zany best to care for the "energetic" egg until the baby bird is born and is reunited with its mother. Build a Word: BIRD
Season 2Amazon Prime | PBS Kids | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Feb 16, 2009
Love, Bug Bug wants to sign a valentine for his favorite WordFriend, but he doesn't know how to write his name. With lots of encouragement from Frog he learns that with a little practice he can write his name and give his valentine.
S02 E02Feb 16, 2009
My Fuzzy Valentine When Sheep decides she wants to make a special Valentine song for her pal Bear, she has runs into trouble finding just the right rhyme to finish her song. With the help of Fly, she discovers the perfect rhyme and makes Bear a Valentine song with real heart.
S02 E03Mar 31, 2009
Duck Saves Spider's Web When Duck accidentally crashes into Spider’s web and breaks it apart into letters, he has to go about finding the letters to fix it. But he doesn’t know what letters are in the word ‘web’! With Elephant’s help, he learns that sometimes if you can sound out a word, you can figure out what letters you need to build it.
S02 E04Mar 31, 2009
Caterpillar Gets a Home On a rainy, windy day in WordWorld, Duck helps his new friend, Caterpillar, build a home to keep her safe from the weather. But not just any word will keep an itty bitty Caterpillar from getting wet or blown away...
S02 E05Apr 13, 2009
Bugs to the Rescue! Ant builds Bear a hot-air balloon for her birthday, but Dog accidentally floats away in it! Ant elicits the help of his insect WordFriends Bug, Bee and Fly to rescue Dog and save the day.
S02 E06Apr 13, 2009
Sheep's First Bike Ride Bear and Sheep both learn to build the word "bike," and Sheep learns how to ride one for the first time in her life. In both cases, it just takes some perseverance.
S02 E07May 13, 2009
A-A-choo! Pig is allergic to peaches! Too bad Sheep doesn't know that! When she brings Pig a big bag of peaches to make pies, Pig starts sneezing so much that he can't even tell Sheep what he really needs is a...a...apples. Sheep tries to guess what Pig needs, imagining a silly array of a-sounding words!