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Martha Speaks; Martha Bakes; Martha Makes Scents


MSPE 131 HD 28:46 6/13/09 DB/MR5 Media Operations Center PBS

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Martha Speaks
Martha Bakes; Martha Makes Scents
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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

Program Description

Martha Bakes Helen is sad when her drawing doesn't win the art competition, so Mom decides to bake her a cake to cheer her up. But when a last–minute order comes in at the flower shop, Martha and Skits decide to take over. Do two dogs with no thumbs (and a cookbook) have what it takes to bake?

Vocabulary: (E) recipe, ingredients, from scratch, blend, beat

(I) mix, pour, bake, oven, stir

Martha Makes Scents Always on the lookout for a way to avoid bathing, Martha decides TD's dad OG should invent a perfume that will cover up her doggy scent. After a few tries, he concocts the perfect pooch perfume. So why is Martha begging for a bath?

Vocabulary: (E) combine, concoct, dissolve, separate, extract

(I) spritz, drop, spray, fragrance, perfume, strong



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