Each episode is a narrative built around a wacky troupe of characters, WordFriends, who are characters first and words second. WordFriends go on comic adventures and face challenges that can only be resolved with the right word. Sheep is a shy little girl who loves to pretend; Frog is the cautious brainiac and word "expert"; impetuous Duck is still learning his letters; Pig lives in the moment; Ant is a pragmatic bundle of energy; and Dog is a WordFriend's best friend. A key component of the show is word building, a unique moment when children witness a word "morph" into the thing it is. Word building reinforces the pre-reading concept that letters make words and that words have meaning.
Race to the Spaceship/Sandbox Surprise (#305H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
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. Sandbox Surprise - Duck and Dog become curious about compound words when they discover the word "sandbox" is made of two words. How many words can they pull apart in WordWorld before chaos breaks loose?
Think in the Rink/X Marks The Spot (#304H) Duration: 28:46 STEREO TVY (Secondary audio: DVI)
Think in the Rink - Duck and Dog want to join Sheep and Frog in their ice skating show. Although Frog warns Duck and Dog to be careful as they practice, the enthusiastic duo gets carried away and carelessly break the ice skating rink. Will Duck and Dog think up a good solution to the problem before the show begins? X Marks the Spot - Duck must search high and low for his letter X that has gone missing. His good pal Shark accompanies him. Duck hears the letter X everywhere he goes, but why can't he find it? And why does Shark have a stomachache? Both mysteries are solved when Frog builds an X-ray to look inside Shark's stomach.
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