GIVEAWAY – Word World “Pirate Sheep” DVD (CLOSED)

by Kelsey Norwood

in Giveaways

The winner of Pirate Sheep is JenGD. Email your address to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com BEFORE TUESDAY to claim your prize.

THE PRIZE

pirate sheep WORD WORLD

One Vanilla Joy reader will win the Pirate Sheep DVD from Word World, which includes the following episodes:

  • Pirate Ship
  • Superhero Sheep
  • Mail Mix Up
  • Wee Little Whale

MY REVIEW

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Word World is Elliot’s favorite show on PBS and I’m so glad because I actually like watching it too. So many kids shows are sometimes boring, weird, or annoying. Word World is none of these things – in fact, Word World is partially responsible for Elliot being able to recognize all the letters and know most of their sounds. The animation is wonderful and the music is catchy and fun. We love when the Word Friends get to build a word!

Besides the great animation and music, the concept is original and effective. Word World is a place where words come alive, literally! Everything in Word World is made up of its letters so kids can associate objects and animals they know with the letters and words. Each episode focuses on a specific letter or concept and you watch the adventure in Word World make reading and words come alive for kids. Watch the short video clip to see what I mean…

word world

My son’s favorite espide is about Pig making a cake. For weeks and weeks after watching that episode, he would gather up letters from our alphabet puzzle and arrange them to spell “cake”. He loved to spell “cake” with his foam letters in the bathtub also, and he was only 2 1/2 at the time!

Word World is wonderful because it shows kids how exciting and fun reading is. I love this description from the Word World website: Wordbuilding reinforces the pre-reading concept that letters make words, and that words have real meaning…and power!

We received a copy of Pirate Sheep for review, and Elliot has watched it everyday last week. It’s a show I don’t mind him watching because I know he’s learning pre-reading skills that will help him when it’s time to actually learn to read. He’s getting really good at recognizing the S sound in words because of the Superhero Sheep episode.

If you haven’t experienced Word World, visit PBS.org to find out when it airs in your area. I think you and your kids will love it!

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Visit PBSKids.org.
  • Come back here and tell me when Word World airs in your area or your family’s favorite Word World character before midnight Thursday, April 1.
  • A winner will be selected and announced at the top of this post on Friday.
  • Only one comment per person unless you earn extra entries.
  • Giveaway open only to residents of the continental United States…sorry.
  • Winners must email me to claim their prize within 5 days.

EARN EXTRA ENTRIES

You may earn up to 25 entries by blogging about this contest and including certain links – click here to read more about earning these entries.

You may earn 1 extra entry each for doing the following (make a separate comment for each thing you do):

  • Sign up to receive Word World promotions (bottom right of screen)
  • Watch a Word World music video with your kids
  • Follow me on Twitter
  • Tweet about this contest with link back here (copy and paste http://www.vanillajoy.com right into the text box)
  • Facebook about the contest
  • Subscribe to my feed
  • Sign up for my newsletter
  • Add my button to your sidebar
  • Comment on any non-contest post (must contribute to the conversation)

GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

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{ 58 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Katie March 29, 2010 at 7:31 am

ours airs at 11 am, my son’s favorite is definitely pig!

2 Katie March 29, 2010 at 7:32 am

I get your feed

3 Katie March 29, 2010 at 7:33 am

I have your button

4 Shauna March 29, 2010 at 7:44 am

Haha, I love word world! Have you tried PBSkids.org computer games yet?

5 Kim March 29, 2010 at 8:27 am

It airs at 11… love word world and the frog is Ev’s favorite (they need a money!). Great giveaway!

6 Gina L. March 29, 2010 at 9:18 am

My daughter absolutely LOVES this show! It airs at 7am here and I think she’s addicted to it!

7 Gina L. March 29, 2010 at 9:18 am

I signed up for Word World promotions.

8 Gina L. March 29, 2010 at 9:19 am

We watched the pig making pizza music video.

9 Gina L. March 29, 2010 at 9:20 am

I follow you on Twitter.

10 Gina L. March 29, 2010 at 9:21 am

I subscribe.

11 Gina L. March 29, 2010 at 9:22 am

I get your newsletter.

12 Dawn March 29, 2010 at 9:50 am

it airs at 11 here and our favorite is sheep.

13 Dawn March 29, 2010 at 9:51 am

signed up for word world promotions

14 Dawn March 29, 2010 at 9:52 am

watched a word world music video with my kids

15 pixie13 March 29, 2010 at 9:52 am

2:30 on weekdays & we watch it almost every day!

16 jodie March 29, 2010 at 10:28 am

We watch Word World quite often. It airs at 11:30 here in Louisville.

17 jodie March 29, 2010 at 10:28 am

I subscribe also.

18 jengd March 29, 2010 at 11:00 am

It’s on at 11am weekdays here.

19 FoxyJ March 29, 2010 at 11:00 am

We love Word World too! Our favorite character is either Bear or Duck.

20 FoxyJ March 29, 2010 at 11:00 am

I also subscribe to your feed.

21 jengd March 29, 2010 at 11:01 am

I subscribe to you

22 Gina L. March 29, 2010 at 11:30 am

I commented on the Boy’s Bedroom Decor.

23 Crystal March 29, 2010 at 11:58 am

I really like Word World. It’s on at 10:30am in my neck of the woods. I like Dog because he’s very helpful and easy going, I like pig because he reminds me of me, and Bear because she is so nurturing. ;) Now I just need to convince my 3 year old that he likes Word World as much as I do! I facebooked about this!

24 Kristine March 29, 2010 at 1:05 pm

it airs today at 2:30PM in our area

25 Kristine March 29, 2010 at 1:06 pm

I subscribe to you

26 Anne March 29, 2010 at 3:39 pm

We get Word World at 11 am (which I often TiVo for later) and 5:30 pm – perfect to let me get dinner started!

27 Anne March 29, 2010 at 3:40 pm

I’m an RSS subscriber

28 Anne March 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm

We watched the pig video – bookmarked it too – hope they’ll add more!

29 Anne March 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm

I signed up for word world promotions! Hoping for some neat goodies!

30 Keri March 29, 2010 at 4:06 pm

Monkey is our favorite and it airs at 10:30 in the morning here.

31 Jennifer T. March 29, 2010 at 8:08 pm

Word World airs at 11:00 am on PBS here. We like the episode where the bug is trying to figure out where to get snug. (In a rug).
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32 Jennifer T. March 29, 2010 at 8:13 pm

We watched Pig’s Perfect Pizza.
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33 Jennifer T. March 29, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I signed up to receive Word World promotions.

34 Jennifer T. March 29, 2010 at 8:16 pm

I subscribe via Google Reader.

35 Brianne March 29, 2010 at 9:32 pm

We love Duck!

36 Brianne March 29, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I’m subscribed to your feed.

37 Brianne March 29, 2010 at 9:33 pm

I’m subscribed to your newsletter.

38 Brianne March 29, 2010 at 9:33 pm

Your button is on my sidebar.

39 Julie B March 30, 2010 at 5:59 am

It airs at 11am here and the girls’ favorite is Dog. We love Word World and have the Word World flash cards which my daughters have a great time with.

40 Julie B March 30, 2010 at 9:04 am

I am subscribed to your newsletter

41 jengd March 30, 2010 at 11:02 am

I subscribe to your newsletter

42 Sara March 30, 2010 at 8:06 pm

Ok, weird…my daughter watches this everyday net the website says it doesn’t air in my market…I just didn’t know what time it was, I think 10 am, after Sesame Street. She LOVES, LOVES, LOVES the duck! When it comes on during the intro she says DUCK, quack, quack, quack! So cute!

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43 Sara March 30, 2010 at 8:07 pm

Watched the pizza video with my girl!

44 Sara March 30, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I have your button on my blog!

45 Sara March 30, 2010 at 8:09 pm

Facebook’ed it! :)

46 Sara March 30, 2010 at 8:10 pm

Your feed is on my igoogle page because I love your ideas so much! Thanks for the inspiration!

47 Sara March 30, 2010 at 8:11 pm

signed up for your newsletter, didn’t even know there was one!

48 Lisa S. March 31, 2010 at 6:17 am

It’s on at 11:30 here! We’ve only watched it a couple of times (he’s only 18 months) but I actually enjoyed it quite a bit-I love that in a kid’s show.

49 Elise March 31, 2010 at 8:48 am

In our area, Word World is on at 1 pm mon-fri. I Love frog and sheep. My kids love ant, duck and pig.

50 Elise March 31, 2010 at 8:48 am

I have your button on my blog

51 Elise March 31, 2010 at 8:49 am

I have signed up for your newsletter.

52 Katie March 31, 2010 at 3:10 pm

It airs here at 11 am!

53 Katie March 31, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I follow you on twitter

54 Katie March 31, 2010 at 3:10 pm

I subscribe via google reader

55 Katie March 31, 2010 at 3:11 pm

I subscribe to your newsletter

56 Katie March 31, 2010 at 3:11 pm

Your button is on my sidebar.

57 Julie Babcock April 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm

We LOVE Word World! Comes on at 10:30am!

58 Julie Babcock April 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm

I have your button om my blog.

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