30 levels of word fun
3:49 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Word up! There's a WordGirl app that'll make you a superhero

New WordGirl app builds super-hero vocabulary skills

Kids train to be a superhero alongside WordGirl and Captain Huggy Face in the brand new WordGirl Superhero Training App now available for iPad and Android tablets!

Users create their own superhero avatars and face off against WordGirl’s most famous villains in a series of four exciting games. The app was produced by Scholastic Media – a division of Scholastic Inc., the global children‘s publishing, education and media company.

Throughout each game in WordGirl Superhero Training, players earn fun and hilarious gear that they can use to customize their superhero avatars. Throughout the app, players can earn up to 48 pieces of gear, and within each game, there are 30 levels.

WordGirl Superhero Training App Games Include:

  • WordGirl vs. The WhammerIn this game, players build 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.
  • Captain Huggy Face vs. The ButcherPlayers must be quick to fend off the Butcher’s meat attack to win this game. While players train their superhero reflex skills, they also focus on vocabulary, identifying which words go with specific categories.
  • WordGirl vs. Chuck the Evil Sandwich Making GuyIn this game, Chuck has designed a mischievously tricky sandwich order for players to follow. Players use skills in listening, critical thinking and logic to solve each level while learning about prepositions and sequential language.
  • WordGirl vs. Dr. Two Brains Players train their superhero navigation skills as they move WordGirl through a maze of portals to find Dr. Two Brains. Within the maze, players encounter new vocabulary in synonym word pairings.

The WordGirl Superhero Training App is available for $1.99 from the App Store on iPad or at www.AppStore.com/PBSKIDS. The app is also available for Android tablets on the Amazon Appstore and Google Play.

Watch WordGirl every week day at 5 p.m. on WV PBS.

Visit the WordGirl website to play more than a dozen games that strengthen vocabulary and reading skills. There’s also a corresponding parent’s site.

WordGirl, the Emmy® Award-winning series created and produced by Scholastic Media’s animation studio Soup2Nuts, follows the everyday life and superhero adventures of WordGirl as she fights crime and enriches vocabulary usage, all in a day’s work. Disguised as a mild-mannered 5th-grader, Becky Botsford, WordGirl arrived on planet Earth when she and her monkey sidekick, Captain Huggy Face, crashed their spaceship. WordGirl possesses superhero strength, with the added benefit of a colossal vocabulary. Each episode introduces four new vocabulary words and reinforces their meanings in a variety of contexts.