Based on the children's book series by Susan Meddaugh and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the series stars Martha, a beloved family dog. She is accidentally fed alphabet soup, which gives her the power of speech and the chance to speak her mind to anyone who will listen.
With two stories in each episode, kids will get to know Martha as an outspoken, honest, smart, confident dog who loves to eat (and talk!). They will also meet the rest of Martha's family and friends. Ten-year-old Helen is Martha's best friend. Martha encourages the shy, artistic Helen to be more outgoing and brave. Helen acts as the voice of reason for Martha. It's a relationship any dog, or pet-lover, can appreciate.
The goal of Martha Speaks is to increases kids' oral vocabulary by helping them understand what words mean when they hear them. The show is designed to teach up to 20 words in each show. And how better to get kids excited about learning and trying out new words than with a talking dog, who just can't stop talking?!
Martha Speaks airs on WQED-TV weekdays at 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Watch at the Martha Speaks website.
Bone up on your vocabulary with some of these great games!
Print and color your favorite characters, or complete learning games like mazes and puzzles!
Choose your favorite of Martha's friends and get to know their pup personalities as you play different games.
Whether you're a parent, teacher or a caregiver, here are some activities that are fun to do at home, in the classroom, or even in the car. Many of these materials include printable PDF sheets. To access these materials, you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader.