Jun 142014
 

Beginning June 16PBS KIDS and WGBH will be airing three all-new episodes of MARTHA SPEAKS during “Martha Speaketh Weeketh!”

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I am pretty choosy about what I let my kids watch on television.  Most of the shows that we watch on a regular basis are on PBS and one of my six year old’s favorites is Martha Speaks.  What’s not to love about a talking dog, right?

So when they heard that we were getting a sneak peek of a couple of brand spankin’ new episodes of one of their favorite shows, they were wicked excited!

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Both of my boys sat and watched the episodes contently.  I mean, they sat and watched for the entire time. Do you know what that means?  They liked them!!  When my boys don’t like something or something doesn’t catch their interest, trust me, I will hear all about it.

There are a lot of options out there for the kids on television (not like when I was a kid and cable hadn’t even been invented yet!!) and it makes me happy that they truly enjoy shows like Martha Speaks.  For me, I love that they’re learning while they’re watching.  Martha and the gang introduce new vocabulary words in each episode and isn’t it great when they learn something new and don’t even realize it?  Plus, it’s a show that I feel comfortable leaving the room while they’re watching because I know it’s always positive and clean. Here is the line up for Martha Speaketh Weeketh:

Monday:
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?

Tuesday:
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?

Wednesday:
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?
Martha Questions 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???

And guess what?  Martha is on Facebook and Twitter, too, so you can keep up with her latest news!

If you’ve got little Martha fans in your house, make sure you watch the new episode of Martha Speaks airing on Monday June 16th (check local listings)!

**I received a screener dvd of the new Martha Speaks episodes & a few other goodies in order to provide a fair & honest review.  All opinions expressed here are strictly my own and were not influenced in any way.  No form of monetary compensation was exchanged**

  55 Responses to “Martha Speaketh Weeketh Starts Monday June 16th”

  1. Have to check this out with my girls this week and thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  2. My kids were older when this show started up, but I have to admit that it sounds really cute.

  3. I like this show and Ryan used to watch it for a while there, but now he’s on to less educational things like “Teen Titans Go.”

  4. This is one of the PBS shows I actually like. It is cute and it teaches good things.

  5. My kids enjoy this show, they are wholesome and educational.

  6. The heck with the kids–this sounds like a show I would enjoy watching! And believe me when I tell you I rarely if ever watch TV!

  7. My 5 yr old has a couple Martha Speaks books that he enjoys, so we’ll have to check these out!

  8. You are such a good mom. Never heard of Martha Speaks. We were too busy watching Family Guy. :O Remember, my kids are all adults.

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  9. I like Martha Speaks. 🙂 My son says they play it at his school every once in awhile too.

  10. We love Martha in our home! My daughters go crazy when she is on the TV! I need to get this dvd as a gift for one of the holidays!!

  11. I had never heard of this but I love it already just from reading your post! I love speaking in questions he he

  12. Awesme! My daughter loves that show! We will look forward to those episodes 🙂

  13. We’ll have to check this out – thanks for the recommendation!

  14. We’re not to the TV age yet but are happy to note this for a “healthier” option when we get there!

  15. Sounds like a great show! There doesn’t seem to be that many great shows for kids now a days. I am glad you found this one.

  16. We love the Martha Speaks books in our home. They are so funny and the kids love them.

  17. I am a teacher and I love Martha Speaks!! Great show for kids!!

  18. My boys like that show as well. It’s much better than many of the other shows out there.

  19. My daughter used to love watching shows on PBS when she was younger. Her favorite was Wishbone- what’s not to love about talking dog shows, seriously?

  20. Martha Speaks is such a cute show! My son did watch it for a while.

  21. Awe, those sound like great episodes. Not sure if my kids have seen Martha Speaks but I will have to let them know about it. Thanks so much

  22. Educational shows for kids are always the best to watch

  23. i will let my sister know about this as she has little ones. thanks

  24. We really enjoy this show!

  25. That sounds like a cute educational show!

  26. If they enjoyed it then I bet other kids will love Martha Speaketh.

  27. Bo et Obi will love it! they love paw patrol now ..so another lovely speaking dog will be most welcomed 🙂

  28. My girls love that show, I wonder if they’ve seen these episodes.

  29. I love Martha Speaks. My kids love the show too.

  30. I used to tease Mica and sing, “Mica speaks, and speaks, and speaks and speaks…” It’s true he never stops talking.

  31. I have never heard of this show before. It would be nice to have something different for a change… so tired of spongebob.

  32. This is a great show! A lot of my students watch it!

  33. Allison used to watch this one every morning before school. I forgot all about it until now, but I do remember it was one that I actually liked to watch with her.

  34. It’s so nice to have a few shows that are completely worry-free with the content. I’m a huge PBS fan too!

  35. My kids LOVE that show! 🙂 They watch PBS at my parent’s house ALOT

  36. My daughters use to watch this show but since they’re older they have outgrown it. PBS always has great children’s programming.

  37. My 6 yr old son loves Martha Speaks too and I usually watch with him. I love it and enjoyed it.

  38. My son loves educational shows or shows that make him think. I will have to check this out! Thanks for the suggestion. I’d never heard of Martha Speaks before this.

  39. Sounds like a cute show! You’re right, they look like they’re pretty focused in LOL

  40. We watch a few shows on PBS but Martha Speaks isn’t one of them. My son likes what he knows, and knows what he likes. Much more into Super Why and Dinosaur Train.

  41. Sounds like a fantastic show – I try to chose the kids shows based on the learning value of them. I want to make sure they are not just sitting in front of a tv for 30 minutes. I have to check out Martha Speaks (which at first I thought was about Martha Stewart! LOL!).

  42. I love that PBS is a “safe” channel for our kids to watch. We don’t have to worry about monitoring every episode that comes on.

  43. These shows sound really great.. my kids are a little old for them.. but i will let people know who have younger kids..

  44. My son used to love watching Martha Speaks. Now he feels he’s too old for it. But you’re right, it’s one of the best chilren’s shows around!

  45. My 5 year old is a fan of Martha Speaks, so cool your boys got to see a pre-screening!

  46. I have heard of this but haven’t actually seen this on television. SOunds good!

  47. Never heard of this, but sounds like it could be fun and entertaining.

  48. That sounds like an interesting show. Kind of reminds me of Clifford, I guess because he is a talking cartoon dog too. lol Thanks for sharing. It does look like your boys were enjoying the show! 🙂

  49. We’ll have to watch the new episodes! My kids love Martha Speaks, but we haven’t been watching much TV lately.

  50. This is a such a cute show, even my 10 year old will watch it.

  51. Surprisingly, I never heard of this show. My kids really don’t get into TV that much, though.