PBS Kids – 1997
Music Editor: Jeff Silverman
“WordWorld” is a three-time 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 “WordWorld” television episode, Dog embarks on a series of adventures where the only way to save the day is to “build a word.” 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.
The “WordWorld” television series has been translated into popular mobile applications, Internet-based games, magnetic plush and other toys. “WordWorld” attempts to deliver a holistic curriculum that helps children develop the core literacy skills required to read.
The “WordWorld” television series currently airs in 90 countries and 10 languages. It premiered September 3, 2007 on CBeebies and Disney Junior and is currently in its third season, with 84 11-minute episodes. “WordWorld” currently broadcasts on PBS Kids.