|[December 21, 2012]
Emmy Award-Winning PBS TV Series WordWorld™ Introduces New Early Learning App
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
WordWorld™, the three-time Emmy award-winning educational
television series broadcast on PBS Kids, is bringing its learning
platform to the iPhone (News - Alert), iPad and iPod touch with a new early learning
Fun with WordFriends.
The new WordWorld app features interactive games that help young
children learn to recognize letters and form words to provide the
fundamental building blocks for learning to read.
The WordWorld: Fun with WordFriends app is being offered via PBS
Kids Mobile, and is available for $1.99 at http://pbskids.org/mobile
and in the Apple (News - Alert) App store.
Utilizing the same foundations established by the epartment
of Education funded study which demonstrated that the WordWorld
television program improves children's literacy skills, the WordWorld:
Fun with WordFriends app is the first in a series of interactive
WordWorld learning tools for preschoolers. The app allows preschoolers
to build words that come to life as the objects they represent.
"Millions of parents worldwide know and trust WordWorld as an early
learning platform for young children," said Eric Kriegstein, Director of
Interactive Content at WordWorld. "Working with PBS, we're leveraging
our award winning content to develop fun and exciting early learning
applications in the digital space."
The WordWorld: Fun with WordFriends app was developed by Bean
Creative to help children learn letters, letter sounds and word families
with their WordWorld friends Dog, Duck, Frog and Pig. As the games are
played, parents are able to track their children's progress in order to
guide them toward greater letter and word knowledge.
Word Fishing with Frog & Duck - help Frog and Duck collect letters
from their pond to create words.
Dog's Letter Fetch - help Dog fetch letters near the house to build
words based on letter sounds.
Windy Words with Pig - kids help Pig clean up his barnyard by
collecting families of words.
For each game played, children will earn a special WordThing sticker
that they can use to make their own picture in their My Word Space. Some
words offer My Video rewards which feature word-building video content
from the WordWorld show.
WordWorld™ is a 3-time Emmy award winning PBS television series and
proprietary branded learning platform that uses Department of Education
endorsed content to help preschoolers begin their journey to reading!
WordWorld™ focuses on letter and word recognition; the building blocks
to becoming an early reader. WordWorld™ combines letters to build words
into WordFriends™ to enable children to develop reading skills in a fun,
active and visual manner!
For more information, please visit www.wordworld.com
or "Like" us on Facebook (News - Alert) at www.facebook.com/wordworld.
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