Parents' Guide to

PBS Kids WordWorld

By Conny Coon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Animation and big visuals help preschoolers learn to spell.

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age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

good for early learners

Great for helping kids learning to read

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
age 4+

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Kids say: Not yet rated

Like the imaginative television series it’s based on, WORDWORLD is a place where words come alive. Preschoolers will be delighted by the animated animal hosts, whose colorful bodies are shaped from the letters that spell out what animal they are. The site presents a world to explore, and young visitors can consult a map that shows a variety of interesting, educational places to discover.

At each stop, they’ll find lots to do: words to spell, say and collect; adventurous word games that promote spelling and reinforce word recognition; and a number of printable coloring pages. As they click on objects, kids are encouraged to sound out letters to build each new word. And the letters of each new word, of course, represent exactly what they’re spelled to be (i.e. a barn is built from the letters B-A-R-N). Preschoolers will enjoy the age appropriate games with simple audio instructions and will have fun seeing letters (and their sounds) make words. Most of all, the activities in WordWorld will help preschoolers see words as their friends.

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