Martha Speaks is designed to increase oral vocabulary – the words we use in conversation. Each story helps children understand what words mean when they hear them. The bigger a child’s oral vocabulary, the better she will comprehend words as she learns to read them. There are two kinds of vocabulary words in every episode: explicit words are defined by one of the characters in the show; implicit words are used in the story but not defined. Both types of words are used several times in each show.
This animated series airs on WGCU-TV weekdays at 7:30 am and 3:30 pm. Or go online to http://pbskids.org/martha/ to watch videos, play games or print out fun things to do.