Ages 6 - 8
Join Martha and her friends for a whole lot of fun learning new words and creating stories.
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!
Kids narrate their own three-part animated stories (requires a computer microphone). The stories are recorded for them to play back.
Learning the parts of a story
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.
Identifying the key elements of a story; building vocabulary
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.
Understand the key elements and writing styles (narrative and expository) of a newspaper
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.
Building vocabulary, recognizing the parts of a story, categorizing objects
Explore a newspaper, and then give its headlines a creative makeover.
Open up your family history book by connecting your child to a family story.
Build vocabulary and writing skills by collecting “word bones” from a newspaper.
Create silly stories by drawing story parts out of a bag.
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.
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