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!
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:
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?
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?
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???
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**