Show Overview

In WordWorld, words come alive, words save the day, and words become a child’s best friend.

Welcome to WordWorld, the first preschool series where words are truly the stars of the show! Come along for an adventurous romp into a colorful, vibrant world of words with Duck and his lovable, legible WordFriends—animals whose bodies are made up of the letters that spell the word they are.

Duck is still learning his letters and letter sounds…and, often, his social skills, which can get him into some pretty silly situations. Luckily he has his WordFriends to help him out of trouble.

First in line is usually Frog, the cautious brainiac and word “expert,” whose crazy inventions sometimes don’t work exactly as planned. Frog can get frustrated by Duck but cares for him like a brother.

There is also Sheep, who loves to pretend. She will take on the role of detective, princess, super hero—anything to help her friends!

Pig, a marvelous chef and a bit of a “ham,” lives life moment by glorious moment.

His best buddy, Ant, is a hard-working bundle of energy who manages to keep Pig in check, run a radio station out of his anthill, and lead a family of hundreds of ant cousins.

Dog is a WordFriend’s best friend and is always ready to play, play, play (and build a word)!

Duck and his WordFriends go on comic adventures and face challenges that can only be resolved with the right word. That word is built letter by letter, or sound by sound, during the funky “Build a Word” song at the end of every episode. Once the word is built, it “morphs” —comes alive—into the thing it is!

Word building reinforces the pre-reading concept that letters (and their sounds) make words, and that words have real meaning…and power. WordWorld also introduces essential emergent literacy concepts—such as sounding out letters, “chunking” words, and rhyming—that all children encounter as they learn to read.

Join Duck and the WordFriends on an exciting, joyous journey to becoming a reader!