PBS has definitely hit the mark for my favorite educational TV show with ?Word World?. This show is a favorite with three of my grandsons ages 5, 4 and almost 3. Not only is the programming at PBS commercial-free but provides meaningful educational information to viewers of all ages and interests in an entertaining fashion.
It is a known fact that we retain 25% of what we hear, 50% of what we see and 75% of what is simultaneously seen and heard. World World is definitely learning in disguise with its captivating characters and storylines.The way this program builds words is unique since the letters become a picture of the object but in a fashion which is not degrading to preschoolers who view themselves as beyond the picture book age.
In each episode through the eyes and feelings expressed by all the characters, children receive a valuable lesson in how words can affect others around them. The characters also deal with social issues as well as manners.
For parents and caregivers, the World World characters offer opportunities for extended learning about the real animals these characters represent such as dogs, frogs, elephants.
While this program is basically geared to preschool age children, there are valuable episodes for children in the early grades as reading concepts such as the formation and use of compound words. Check out directv houston to see if you get PBS.