Martha Speaks

Martha Speaks

Martha's Stories

Ages 6 - 8

Join Martha and her friends for a whole lot of fun learning new words and creating stories.

Games

  • A Tale of Two Soup Cans

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    A Tale of Two Soup Cans

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Stories ,
    • Online Game ,
    • Mobile ,
    • Interactive Whiteboard

    Description
    Explore the fate of a soup can after it is used—what happens if you discard it, reuse it, or recycle it?

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary and understanding STEM education concepts.

  • Can You Dig It?

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    Can You Dig It?

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Stories ,
    • Online Game ,
    • Mobile ,
    • Interactive Whiteboard

    Description
    As kids learn about life under the ground, right in their own backyard, they discover how an ecosystem works.

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary and understanding STEM education concepts.

  • Getting to the Game

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    Getting to the Game

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Stories ,
    • Online Game ,
    • Mobile ,
    • Interactive Whiteboard

    Description
    To get to your championship hockey game on time, you’ll have to choose the best method of transportation to use.

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary and understanding STEM education concepts.

  • How Do You Measure Up?

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    How Do You Measure Up?

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Stories ,
    • Online Game ,
    • Mobile ,
    • Interactive Whiteboard

    Description
    Who needs to measure? Explore how bakers, doctors, carpenters, police officers, and others use measurement.

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary and understanding STEM education concepts.

  • How to be an Inventor

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    How to be an Inventor

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Stories ,
    • Online Game ,
    • Mobile ,
    • Interactive Whiteboard

    Description
    Helen tries to create a doggy dish invention for Martha and Skits.

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary and understanding STEM education concepts.

  • In the Park with Skits

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    In the Park with Skits

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Storytelling,
    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Online Game

    Description
    Help Skits sniff out objects in a park and learn a ton of new vocabulary. But watch out for the cats hiding everywhere. Bump into them, and the game is over!

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary

  • Kibble Contraption

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    Kibble Contraption

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Stories ,
    • Online Game ,
    • Mobile ,
    • Interactive Whiteboard

    Description
    This instruction manual tells you how to build a robot.

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary and understanding STEM education concepts.

  • Operation Ice Cream

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    Operation Ice Cream

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Stories ,
    • Online Game ,
    • Mobile ,
    • Interactive Whiteboard

    Description
    You want to have an ice cream party, but the power is out. How can you let others know about it?

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary and understanding STEM education concepts.

  • Planning an Elephant’s Party

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    Planning an Elephant’s Party

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Stories ,
    • Online Game ,
    • Mobile ,
    • Interactive Whiteboard

    Description
    To plan a birthday for Jeffy the elephant, it’s important to make sure he’ll fit on stage.

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary and understanding STEM education concepts.

  • Pup Talk

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    Pup Talk

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Storytelling

    Devices:

    • Online Game

    Description
    Kids narrate their own three-part animated stories (requires a computer microphone). The stories are recorded for them to play back.

    Learning Goals
    Learning the parts of a story

  • Story Maker

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    Story Maker

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Storytelling,
    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Mobile

    Description
    Create your own Martha-rized fairy tales. Players choose characters, settings, and actions to create a five-page interactive pop-up Martha-rized fairy tale, which they can save and replay.

    Learning Goals
    Identifying the key elements of a story; building vocabulary

  • Sunflower Biscuit Bones

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    Sunflower Biscuit Bones

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Stories ,
    • Online Game ,
    • Mobile ,
    • Interactive Whiteboard

    Description
    Follow this recipe to make delicious dog biscuits—in real life or online.

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary and understanding STEM education concepts.

  • Super Inventions

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    Super Inventions

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Stories ,
    • Online Game ,
    • Mobile ,
    • Interactive Whiteboard

    Description
    Find out how animals have inspired some of our most amazing inventions—from airplanes to swimsuits.

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary and understanding STEM education concepts.

  • T.D. Reports

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    T.D. Reports

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Stories ,
    • Online Game ,
    • Mobile ,
    • Interactive Whiteboard

    Description
    Explore T.D.'s favorite subject—bubble gum—through the website he creates.

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary and understanding STEM education concepts.

  • Town Crier

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    Town Crier

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary,
    • Writing

    Devices:

    • Online Game ,
    • Interactive Whiteboard

    Description
    See what it would be to like to work for a newspaper by writing stories and making your own newspaper front page. Play it on a home computer or as a classroom activity using an interactive whiteboard.

    Learning Goals
    Understand the key elements and writing styles (narrative and expository) of a newspaper

  • Waste Not, Want Not

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    Waste Not, Want Not

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Stories ,
    • Online Game ,
    • Mobile ,
    • Interactive Whiteboard

    Description
    This information graphic shows how recycled materials are reprocessed and made into new products.

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary and understanding STEM education concepts.

  • Word Spinner

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    Word Spinner

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Storytelling,
    • Vocabulary

    Devices:

    • Mobile

    Description
    Martha hosts this family-friendly, multiplayer online board game that combines elements of party classics. Open-ended play allows kids and grown-ups to enjoy telling and acting out crazy stories using new words.

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary, recognizing the parts of a story, categorizing objects

Videos

  • Our Friend the Gopher

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    Our Friend the Gopher

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Storytelling,
    • Vocabulary

    Description
    Martha and friends learn how gophers dig holes underground called burrows.

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabularly.

  • T.D.'s Report on Inventor Tom Adams

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    T.D.'s Report on Inventor Tom Adams

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Description
    T.D. gives a report in class about the inventor of chewing gum, Tom Adams.

    Learning Goals
    Build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts.

  • Dr. Trumanstein

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    Dr. Trumanstein

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Description
    If Dr. Trumanstein's hypothesis is correct, the raisins in his oatmeal experiment will expand. However, he doesn't count on them expanding into a giant oatmeal monster!

    Learning Goals
    Build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts.

  • Skits and Martha Bake a Cake

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    Skits and Martha Bake a Cake

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Description
    Skits and Martha bake a cake for Helen.

    Learning Goals
    Build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts.

  • Meet G.L.O.G.

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    Meet G.L.O.G.

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Description
    TD imagines the future of an ever-increasing pile of garbage, named "Glog."

    Learning Goals
    Build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts.

  • Martha's Email

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    Martha's Email

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Description
    Helen helps her grandmother set up an email account and attach a file to her first email. Martha, however, does not approve of such things.

    Learning Goals
    Build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts.

  • Hotdogula and Frankfurterstein

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    Hotdogula and Frankfurterstein

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Description
    Carolina and Helen team up to measure and dress Martha and Skits.

    Learning Goals
    Build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts.

  • Doggy Demonstrations

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    Doggy Demonstrations

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Storytelling,
    • Vocabulary

    Description
    Skits and Martha work together to define the word "previously."

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary.

  • Martha Saves the Day

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    Martha Saves the Day

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Description
    Martha drums up an inventive means of transportation to get mom to the hospital on time.

    Learning Goals
    Build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts.

  • Pressure

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    Pressure

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Storytelling,
    • Vocabulary

    Description
    Martha explains the meaning of the word "pressure."

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary.

  • Martha's Perspective

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    Martha's Perspective

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary,
    • Writing

    Description
    Martha defines the word perspective.

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary.

  • The Story of Balto

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    The Story of Balto

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Storytelling

    Description
    Truman tells Martha about the story of Balto, and explains the meaning of the words, "serum" and "dog sled."

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary.

  • Firedog Freddie

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    Firedog Freddie

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Storytelling

    Description
    Helen reads her favorite childhood story to Jake and Martha.

    Learning Goals
    Understand the parts of a story.

  • Feeling Ejected

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    Feeling Ejected

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Storytelling,
    • Vocabulary

    Description
    TD is confused about the meaning of the word "dejected."

    Learning Goals
    Building vocabulary.

  • Martha's Memory

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    Martha's Memory

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary,
    • Writing

    Description
    Martha and friends discuss what the words "certain" and "sure" mean, and Martha shares her version of how a game they played ended.

    Learning Goals
    Understand point of view in storytelling, and build vocabulary.

  • TD Tells A Story

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    TD Tells A Story

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Storytelling,
    • Vocabulary

    Description
    TD tells Jakey a story he wrote about Martha.

    Learning Goals
    Identifying the key elements of a story; building vocabulary

  • Setting a Good Example

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    Setting a Good Example

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Description
    The kids try to brainstorm ideas for how to clean up the litter in the park, and inspire other kids to be more aware of litter.

    Learning Goals
    Build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts.

  • Professor Monkey Follows the Directions

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    Professor Monkey Follows the Directions

    Ages: 6 - 8

    Skills:

    • Vocabulary

    Description
    Professor Monkey follows instructions to make a paper airplane, but accidentally uses paper that has the directions for where he needs to be!

    Learning Goals
    Build vocabulary and understand STEM education concepts.

About the Show

Martha Speaks is an animated series on PBS KIDS. Aimed at viewers between the ages of four and seven, Martha's educational goal is to teach kids new words. Based on the children's book series by Susan Meddaugh and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the series stars Martha, a beloved family dog. She is accidentally fed alphabet soup — this gives her the power of speech and the chance to speak her mind to anyone who will listen.

Copyright © 2012 WGBH Educational Foundation

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