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***2014 Parents' Choice Silver Award Winner!***
Put your vocabulary skills to the test and see if you have what it takes to be WordGirl’s sidekick! Create superhero avatars and train with WordGirl in this adventurous PBS KIDS app designed for kids 6 to 9.
• 4 educational mini games with 30 levels each
• Iconic Word Girl villains
• A deeply embedded vocabulary curriculum
• 12 HD clips featuring WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face in action
• Customizable girl and boy superhero avatar creator
• 48 pieces of earnable gear to customize your superhero avatar
In WordGirl Superhero Training, players face off against villains from Word Girl in these four games:
WordGirl vs. The Whammer
Foil the Whammer before his WHAMS destroy Fair City! Players will train their superhero memory skills as they help WordGirl put various items in Fair City back together. Each level is designed to expose players to new vocabulary by using specific and detailed words to describe everyday objects.
Captain Huggy Face vs. The Butcher
The Butcher is at it again, and this time the meat is aimed at Captain Huggy Face! Players must be quick to fend off the Butcher’s meat attack to win. While players train their superhero reflex skills they will also focus on vocabulary within content categories. Players will be asked to identify and categorize words.
WordGirl vs. Chuck the Evil Sandwich Making Guy
Thwart Chuck the Evil Sandwich Making Guy and save City Hall by building the perfect sandwich! Be careful – Chuck has designed a mischievously tricky sandwich order for players to follow. This game focuses on prepositions and sequential language. Players will utilize skills in listening, critical thinking, and logic to solve each level.
WordGirl vs. Dr. Two Brains
Dr. Two Brains is at it again with his cheese ray! Can you stop him before he turns the world to cheese? Players will train their superhero navigation skills as they move WordGirl through a maze of portals to find Dr. Two Brains. Within the maze, players will encounter new vocabulary in synonym word pairings. Players will see and hear the various words isolated and in context to aid in vocabulary development.
WordGirl Superhero Training is based on the PBS KIDS series WordGirl, produced by Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic. WordGirl is a critically acclaimed and award winning animated series that follows the life and superhero adventures of WordGirl as she fights crime and enriches vocabulary usage. Targeting kids ages [6-8], the app is designed to extend the series’ literacy curriculum, helping kids build vocabulary, critical thinking, and language skills.
For more learning adventures with Word Girl, visit pbskids.org/wordgirl. For more apps from PBS KIDS, visit http://to.pbs.org/kidsapps.
About PBS KIDS
WordGirl Superhero Training is part of PBS KIDS’ ongoing commitment to helping kids build the skills they need to succeed in school and in life. PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and digital media, as well as community-based programs.
- May 16, 2014 Initial release
- May 29, 2014 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
- May 31, 2014 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99
- August 18, 2016 Price decrease: $1.99 -> $0.99
- November 08, 2016 Price increase: $0.99 -> $1.99