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Martha Speaks; Martha’s Millions; Carolina’s Gifted


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Martha Speaks
Martha’s Millions; Carolina’s Gifted
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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

Martha’s Millions When Carolina reads about a dog inheriting millions, she’s appalled. What could a dog do with all that money? Martha discovers that it isn’t who spends it, but how you spend it, that matters most. Vocabulary (E) inherit(s)(ed)(ing)(ance), wealthy, greedy, generous, fortune (I) will, buy, spend, stingy, give(ing)

Carolina’s Gifted Everyone is excited for Carolina’s birthday, everyone, that is, except Carolina. She still hasn’t used her gift certificate from last year’s birthday, and it is going to expire… tonight! She and Helen rush to the store to pick out the perfect gift. What will it be? Vocabulary (E) gift certificate, expire, purchase, splurge, redeem, squirrel away (I) save, cash, pay/paid, pick



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