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Parent Guide to WordGirl

Parent Guide to WordGirl

Join WordGirl for games, activities and ubiquitous vocabulary fun!


Help your children boost their vocabulary with WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face!


WordGirl enriches young audiences’ vocabulary, closes the gap for those who don’t grow up in language-rich environments, instills a love of language, and fosters better reading comprehension. Only a superhero like WordGirl, endowed with power punches and dictionary strength, can put the word-wrenching scoundrels back in their place proving once again that crime doesn’t pay…but knowing the right word for the right moment is priceless.  Now in its fifth season on PBS Kids, the shows air daily.  (Check local listings)

The following three goals serve as a model for harnessing the educational opportunities.

  • To engage children in a language-filled world that will provide a meaningful context and rich experiences to help build children’s deep word knowledge and engender a lifelong enthusiasm for language.
  • Direct instruction of important targeted vocabulary words presented in multiple and interesting contexts in order to build children’s deep word knowledge and overall vocabulary interest.
  • To provide role-models for children illustrating the power of words within a rewarding social/emotional and cultural context that includes positive character models from groups underrepresented or negatively stereotyped in the mainstream media, promoting the value of our diverse society.

For more info, please go to: PBS Kids WordGirl

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