~I received a Martha Speaks pack to celebrate the new season on PBS! Information has been provided by PBS, stories and opinions are my own.~
Today begins Martha Speaketh Weeketh showcasing new episodes of Martha Speaks all week long! In celebration of Learning Day on June 20th, PBS Kids and Martha Speaks have joined in the campaign to help children K-2 learn new vocabulary words and become better readers.
Kids can even continue the fun online with Martha Steaks where they can help Martha and her friends hurdle, dash, soar and tumble for treats while expanding their vocabulary.
The fun new episodes with Martha Speaks this week are listed below!
Monday, June 16th:
Thou Callest Me a Dog:
A dog speaking Shakespeare? ‘Tis consummation 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?
Tuesday, June 17th:
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 buccaneers and royalty?
Wednesday, June 18th:
Tomato, You Say
Whey 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??
Thursday, June 19th:
Granny Flo’s Alphabet Soup is taking a licking from the competition, oodles of Os. If Granny Flo goes out of business, how will Martha communicate? To increase sales, Helen, Martha, and T.D. set out to convince Granna Flo to advertise on the popular TV show, International Icon. Who will Granny Flo choose as a spokesperson?
Nefarious con artist Weaselgraft hatches a scheme to kidnap Martha by pretending to be Martha’s long-lost owner… from Poland. The fmaily sniffs something suspicious, but why has Martha suddenly begun speaking Polish? Will they really have to say pozegnalny to Martha?
Friday, June 20th:
Martha wakes up singing and not just because she’s happy. She can’t stop! Helen and Martha visit the vet, some musicians, and an opera singer, trying to discover the source of her musical malady to no avail. Will Martha ever be able to talk without a tempo again?
TD Makes the Band
Everybody’s singing about Shecky the Sea Lion and it’s driving TD nuts! he could write a better song than that, and that’s just what he’s going to do! He recruits the gang to join his band and then sets out to write a hit song… about Belgium? Inspiration strikes, but what will they do for an encore?
You can check your local listings to find what time Martha Speaks will be on PBS Kids in your location! We’ve been gearing up to watch Martha Speaks this evening. Tot’s been sick all through the weekend and today he’s still home from summer school recuperating. What better way to keep working on his vocabulary than with Martha Speaks?
I’ll be sharing fun things about Martha Speaks all week! Remember: You can also watch Martha Speaks online with your kids. Thou Callest Me Dog is currently available on Martha Speaks Videos!
Have fun learning!