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Martha Speaks; Jakey Express, The; Martha Sled Dog

Martha Speaks MSPE 207 (dub) PBS

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Martha Speaks
Jakey Express, The; Martha Sled Dog
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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

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The Jakey Express

Stuck in a traffic jam, Helen's dad tells the story of the day Jake was born, and how Martha was able to drum up an inventive means of transportation to get mom to the hospital on time. Vocabulary

(E) schedule, delivery, funicular, delay, transportation

(I) flag down, lift, early, late, traffic, on time

Martha, Sled Dog

Truman tells Martha the story of Balto, the heroic Alaskan sled dog. Now Martha wants to become a sled dog, too! Weaselgraft and Pablum overhear her desire to mush. Will Malto deliver herself right into their hands? Vocabulary

(E) serum, sled, vehicle, transform, accelerate

(I) glide, hitch, steer, haul, brake



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