~I received a copy of Martha Speaks Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! for review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Martha Speaks is an animated series on PBS Kids that was inspired by a children’s book by Susan Meddaugh. It stars Martha, a dog that learns to speak after her owner (Helen Lorraine) feeds her alphabet soup. The show focuses a lot on vocabulary and helping kids understand what words mean.
In Martha Speaks Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! there are 6 stories all filled with puppy love!
- Puppy Skits – Martha recounts the tale of how T.D. first found Skits, and we learn that innocent, easy-going Skits may in fact have been a time-traveling puppy!
- Dinosaurs in Trouble! – The museum’s fossil exhibit is closing and Milo and Truman are devastated.
- The Puppy Tooth Fairy – Martha is hit with a stark realization the Tooth Fairy doesn’t like dogs. Determined to right a wrong, Martha and Skits bound boldly into the night as the Puppy Tooth Fairies.
- Martha’s Blue Period – It’s impossible, it’s unthinkable, it’s unbearable. Helen is leaving Martha and going to art camp.
- Martha’s Puppy – Martha feels it’s high time to get a puppy, but the family disagrees. Martha decides to do what any dog would: train a baby to become a puppy.
- The Cheating Chum Caper – Heroic Helen is on the hunt for trouble when she notices T.D.’s grades have suddenly improved. Has she uncovered a cheating scandal?
Puppies! Puppies! Puppies! also features printable Resources for Parents, Coloring Pages and Activities!
Some of the words featured in the episodes are Expedition, Museum, Anticipation, Determined, Concerned and Quiz. I really like how they focus on a word and allow parents to help further the understanding of specific words and how they apply in their own life. Judah has always had a knack for words and we always make it a lot of fun when he learns a new one, like Expedition. The best way to understand expedition is to go on one with your family!
If you’d like to learn more about Martha Speaks you can visit her page on PBS Kids. There are also games, printables, videos and even Martha’s Stories!
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