Thursday, June 12, 2014

Martha Speaketh Weeketh!

Do you have a Martha Speaks fans in your house? If so, get excited because Martha is celebrating the start of summer with three all-new episodes starting June 16, 2014!

Never seen Martha Speaks? Well you are missing out! Martha Speaks works to help increase children's vocabulary with a fun and familiar talking dog. Want to hear your child using words like melody, digress, translate, punctuation, and inspiration? Well then Martha is your girl!

My family was able to preview the all-new episode that airs on Monday, June 16th. It includes the titles: 

"Though Callest Me a Dog" - A dog speaking Shakespeare? 'Tis a 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, Martha stumbles into a scoop that screams front page: the whereabouts of Big Minnie. But is exposing Minnie's privacy worth the story?

The kids loved the episode! And if you want to see something funny you should listen to a three year old saying the word soliloquy! One of the reasons I like Martha Speaks is because they use some words that can easily be used in day to day conversation (like confirm and musician) and some more abstract words (like insignia and monologue). We are definitely looking forward to checking out the other two episodes next week!

We've also been enjoying fun online with the Martha Speaks Website including the new game Martha's Steaks. In this game, kids learn vocab words by helping Martha's friends hurdle, dash, soar, and tumble to catch treats through Martha's dream landscape of steaks, bacon, and drumsticks. Mmmm...bacon! On the Martha Speaks website parents can also access fun and educational resources, lesson plans, and activities to help their children learn new vocabulary in fun and exciting ways.

So check your local listings to find out what time PBS Kids will be airing Martha Speaks in your area starting June 16, 2014. I know we'll have our DVR set!

You can also follow Martha Speaks on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE!

*I received a Martha Speaks Kit containing books, DVDs, and items from sponsors in order to facilitate this review. As always, all opinions are my own.*
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