Nickelodeon focuses on preschool literacy with Wallykazam!

Michelle Clancy | 15-01-2014

Nickelodeon is debuting the animated literacy series Wallykazam! for preschoolers on Monday 3 February.

Wallykazam! follows the adventures of a troll named Wally and his pet dragon, Norville, who live in a forest with giants, goblins, ogres, sprites and other mythical creatures. Wally uses his magic stick to make words come to life on screen that start with a specific letter, sound or rhyme. Each episode features a new set of magic words that Wally uses to playfully transform the world around him.

Wallykazam! is Nickelodeon's first preschool series that embeds a literacy curriculum into a full-length story, introducing skills such as letter and sound identification, rhyming, vocabulary development and comprehension strategies.

"Wallykazam! offers a new approach to literacy by weaving it into a comedy-driven story with funny characters and adventures that will keep preschoolers laughing and engaged," said Teri Weiss, executive vice president of Nickelodeon Preschool. "The series furthers Nickelodeon's commitment to producing high quality, curriculum rich content that helps prepare young children for the important adventure of starting school."