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Martha Speaks; Here’s Martha; Dog Fight

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Martha Speaks
Here’s Martha; Dog Fight
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Series Description

Premiered September 1, 2008

"Martha Speaks" is an animated series that is designed to enrich the vocabulary of 4- to 7-year-olds. The series is based on the classic books by Susan Meddaugh that have charmed and captivated millions of children. Each episode uses Martha's unique linguistic abilities and the hilarious consequences to engage kids and help build their vocabulary skills.

In each Martha Speaks episode, the characters use special words throughout the show. Explicit words, marked with (E), are defined by one of the characters on the show. Implicit words, marked with (I), are used on the show but not defined.

Produced with Studio B Productions, Inc. Series release date: 9/1/2008

Program Description

Here's Martha! Martha hosts a TV show where she helps people understand their animals better by explaining what they're saying. Unfortunately, the only viewers are Martha and her friends, so the producers try a new format, Crime Scene Doggie.

Vocabulary: (E) interview, conversation, understand, interpret, comprehend

(I) chat, thoughts, think, mind, know

Dog Fight Martha and Skits don't want to share their newest, coolest dog toy. Their bickering is driving Helen nuts, and now TD and Alice have taken sides. Can't they all just get along?

Vocabulary: (E) quarrel, bicker, negotiate, barter, truce

(I) selfish, fight, share, take a turn, trade



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Barss, Karen (Series Producer)
Sullivan, Brigid (Series Producer)
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