Beginning June 16th, PBS KIDS (check your local listings) will be airing new episodes of Martha Speaks (a show that focuses on building children’s oral vocabulary). They’ve deemed it MARTHA SPEAKETH WEEKETH and it’s sure to be lots of fun! Here’s a glimpse at the new episodes:
Thou Callest Me a Dog
A dog speaking Shakespeare? ‘Tis a consumation devoutly to be wished and achieved when Martha swallows Hamlet. Never was a dog’s desire for meat so artfully expressed.
Martha’s Paper Chase
It’s the Town Crier deadline and Carolina needs a headline. Hot on the trail for a story, and a biscuit, Senior Canine Reporter Martha stumbles into a scoop that screams front page: the whereabouts of Big Minnie. But is exposing Minnie’s privacy worth the story?
Alice Tells a Story
When Alice tells the story of how she got Nelson, her class is confused. She ate pizza while playing hockey in an animal shelter? With a little help from Helen and T.D., she might be able to tell it correctly, even if it is about cats…
Pirates and Princesses
Princesses Carolina, Alice and Helen needeth a castle. Skipper Truman and First Mate T.D. are scouring the land for a ship. The problem: Helen only has one tree house. Who will prevail in the clash between bucanneers and royalty?
Tomato, You Say
Why is there a tomato on T.D.’s shirt? Helen’s eager to know. Unfortunately, she’d have an easier time getting Martha to skip breakfast than getting a straight answer from T.D. Will she ever find out?
Is Martha only speaking in questions? Why would that be? Can Skits help her figure it out? Did somebody put something funny in her soup? Will the questions ever stop???
As a PBS Kids VIP blogger, we received a DVD screener with some of the new episodes and the boys really enjoyed them! I love that they can watch fun shows that are educational at the same time. Building a great vocabulary is so important for reading, so I think the show is great!
And, the learning fun continues online with a fun new Martha’s Steaks game on the PBS KIDS website! Kids learn vocabulary as they make Martha’s furry friends hurdle, dash, soar and tumble to catch treats! So, be sure to check your PBS listings for showtimes this week and enjoy some vocabulary-building fun with Martha! For more about MARTHA SPEAKS, you can check out the official site and the Facebook page.
Disclosure: As a PBS KIDS VIP blogger, I received some promotional materials. However, all opinions and experiences are entirely my own. We were HUGE PBSKids fans long before being a PBS KIDS blogger!