WordWorld: Fun with WordFriends
By PBS KIDS
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Play fun word learning kids games along with your favorite characters from the hit PBS KIDS show WordWorld!
With this PBS KIDS app, children will learn letters, letter sounds and word families. Kids will experience the lush settings of Word World along with their friends Dog, Duck, Frog and Pig from the TV show. And as they play the games, you the parent will get to see how well they are doing to help guide your child toward greater letter and word knowledge and overall learning.
Word Fishing with Frog and Duck
In this game, help your friends Frog and Duck collect letters floating in their pond to make words. This game teaches basic letter recognition.
Dog's Letter Fetch
Help your friend Dog fetch letters laying all around his house to build words, based on the letter sounds each letter makes.
Windy Words with Pig
Help Pig find families of words that start with the same letter to clean up his barnyard.
My Word Space and My Videos
For each game you play, you'll earn a fun WordThing sticker to use to make your own WordWorld pictures in My Word Space. And some words you will build will also collect videos from the TV show!
Tap and hold the special Parents button to see information on how your child is doing in each of the games. Plus, you'll see your child's creation from My Word Space, and find out how many words and videos they have collected.
WordWorld: Fun with WordFriends was developed by Bean Creative in partnership with PBS and General Word.
What's New in Version 1.2
Parent and iOS7 updates.
Not so great
I'm skeptical about these 5 star reviews. This game seems to have nothing to do with the concept of WordWorld where the letters form the image of the word they're spelling. They're just plain letters like in any other game. Some of the images they show you in the preview are from the sticker page, not the game. And mine is buggy so that the letters in the sky don't highlight when your child selects the right one, so my child quickly lost interest. This game is best-suited to kids who already have a good grasp of which letters make which sounds. Not so good for those just starting to learn their letters.
My son is only 2 and he loves word world but he is not at the point where he can earn videos. I have done some for him so he had some videos to watch - and he will watch those short one word themed videos over and over- he loves to 2 or 3 I did for him.
But you should definitely offer a way to have the videos without having to earn them. He would learn by having them even though he is not old enough to figure out the words to earn the videos!! I wish you would fix this TOMORROW. It is is driving me crazy....
Word things glitch
The game is good, but the My Word Space has a terrible glitch where the word things hang up and don't move after you scroll to see more. It hangs up the screen and you can't even make pictures on the word space anymore. Also, the games hang up, like Pig's game and Duck's game. I am disappointed that I purchased this app as of now. Please fix the glitches and send an update!
- Category: Games
- Updated: Sep 14, 2013
- Version: 1.2
- Size: 247 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: PBS Kids
- © 2012 PBSKIDS
Compatibility: Requires iOS 5.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad mini with Retina display Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (4th generation), and iPod touch (5th generation). This app is optimized for iPhone 5.