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Martha Speaks; Martha in the Doghouse; Martha Models


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Martha Speaks
Martha in the Doghouse; Martha Models
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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 in the Doghouse Martha just wants a nice quiet place to take a nap. All she needs is for everybody to be quiet for, oh, 16 hours a day. Is that too much to ask? Helen and the gang try to help by designing a doghouse for Martha.

Vocabulary: (E) architect, blueprint, construction, shelter, model

(I) build, building, tools, sketch, porch

Martha Models Carolina is over the moon when she finds out that Mindy Munchhausen, host of "Operation Catwalk," will be judging Wagstaff City's dog costume parade. She teams up with Helen to design outfits for Martha and Skits, sure that this will be her big break. Is Carolina on her way to Fashion Avenue?

Vocabulary: (E) apparel, measurement, outfit, pattern, style

(I) sew, fit, hem, model, fashion



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