Do your children ever watch any of the shows that are on PBS Kids? My girls love to watch some of the shows that are on there. A great thing about PBS Kids, is that they’re always teaching your kids many things. There are many great shows on this channel where your kids can learn a lot. Do your kids have a favorite show aired on PBS Kids?
One of these shows is called WordWorld. I love this show because it teaches my girls a lot about words. I recently was provided with the DVD WordWorld Planes, Trains and Trucks to review. Some of the things they can learn from this DVD are letter and word sounds, blending word parts into words and confidence that reading is fun!
This DVD comes with the following episodes:
“Duck’s Family Reunion”
Because they have rhyming names (and are both cute and yellow), Duck mistakes a truck for a long-lost relative! His best friend, Frog, is a bit ruffled at the epidemic of silliness going around, but ends up saving the day for Duck and his word “family” when the truck gets stuck in the muck!
Build a Word: TRUCK
“Back on Track”
While looking through his telescope, Frog notices that Kangaroo’s mail train is headed straight for a broken track! He has to rely on Bear and her tiny new tricycle to get him there to fix the track in time. And as if the tricycle isn’t tiny enough, Dog, Duck, Ant, and all his cousins climb on board to lend a hand. Will they make it in time?
Build a Word: TRACK
Frog and the Bug Band are headed to have some fun on the beach, but not everything goes as Frog had planned. Frog loses the letters “PL” from his plane and must search through the jungle to find them. After some crazy jungle adventures finding more words with “PL” sounds (including a run-in with a giant Frog-kissing plant), Frog realizes that fun doesn’t always have to be planned!
Build a Word: PLANE
“The Race to Mystery Island”
Pig and Frog are trying to out-do each other. Their competition results in a big race to Mystery Island. Each WordFriend builds himself several words to thwart his competitor along the way. After struggling while competing with each other, Pig and Frog both finally come to realize that the only way they can succeed is to work together.
Build a Word: BOAT
“Wee Little Whale”
Sheep rescues a tiny whale who is stuck in some seaweed and brings her home to her haystack. They quickly become best friends. But as Whale gets bigger and bigger, outgrowing Sheep’s teacups, bathtubs, and pools, Sheep realizes she must return her WordFriend to the sea. Although Whale may be big, her friendship with Sheep proves to be bigger, and the two discover a way to continue playing together!
Build a Word: SUB
“Rocket to the Moon”
Frog thinks that in order to build a big rocket he needs big, uppercase letters. While looking for a capital “T” Frog gets roped into watching the Little Piggies. How much trouble could that be? Big trouble when they build their own rocket and end up on the moon! Frog comes to the rescue, and just when he thinks he is stranded on the moon with the Little Piggies, he learns that lowercase letters are just as useful as uppercase ones.
Build a Word: ROCKET
“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.
Build a Word: SPACESHIP
WordWorld is all abuzz – today is the Insect Air Show! All the bugs in WordWorld take to the sky to show off their flying skills. All the insects, that is, except Ant, who can’t fly. But Ant is a smart, industrious WordFriend, and with the help of his best pal, Pig, he searches for a word to get him in the air. After a few attempts, they find just the right word to give him the lift he needs to be the hit of the show.
Build a Word: KITE
All the word friends will take you on an adventure in a world of words. They’ll encounter many situations that call all be solved by building words. This is a great way for your kids to learn how to read and spell. My oldest is learning to do both of those, so this is great for her. As you can tell by the name of this DVD, the planes, trains and trucks all have words on them. A mail train is heading straight for a broken track and they must help before it’s to late.
This DVD is already out, so you can pick yours up today.
Disclosure: I received this product in exchange for a review. The opinions are all 100% my own and may differ from yours.