The Electric Company Arrives on the iPhone!

Announcing the release of The Electric Company Wordball!, the latest PBS KIDS educational app for the iPhone and iPod touch. Wordball! is the first arcade-style game app that aims to help kids ages 6 to 8 build literacy skills, including phonemic awareness and decoding. The app also features music videos starring Ne-Yo, Jimmy Fallon, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and favorite characters from THE ELECTRIC COMPANY.

PBS will be offering the app at no charge in the App Store from January 15th through February 14th. (Starting February 15th, the app will cost $2.99.)

To download the app from the App Store, go to: http://to.pbs.org/wordball.

For more PBS KIDS apps, visit: http://pbskids.org/mobile.

Thinkfinity Partners with The Electric Company

The Electric Company goes broadbandVerizon Thinkfinity has secured another great content partner with The Electric Company to connect with today’s kids, parents, and educators. The Electric Company is a multimedia literacy experience designed to teach reading concepts through fun and engaging videos, games, and activities. Resources are available free to all.

New episodes of The Electric Company will begin on PBS KIDS GO! starting Monday, February 7th.