My 2-year-old will have Momma all to himself where we can do some fun cooking, craft time, walks around the park, and relax time to our favorite shows! With all of their educational TV shows, we are BIG fans of PBS Kids.
On Monday, September 14 (check local listings), the hit animated PBS Kids series, Martha Speaks, premieres its second season with “Martha’s Chair,” an episode that puts a value on “décor by dog” and has kids learning appraiser-worthy words, including antique, donate, and valuable.
Here’s a sneak peek inside the episode:
In “Martha’s Chair”, Martha’s well-meaning family celebrates her birthday by replacing her favorite napping chair with a brand-spanking-new dog bed, and now Martha can’t sleep! Helen (Martha’s human companion) and her friends finally locate the chair at neighbor Mrs. Demson’s house, but Mrs. Demson has spotted a valuable look-alike while watching ANTIQUES ROADSHOW and hopes to make a fortune with her bargain purchase (don’t we all?). Is it too late for Martha’s chair? ROADSHOW appraiser Noel Barrett lends his likeness to the episode.
Lucky for us, our friends at PBS sent us a screener of the this episode. We enjoyed some relaxation time over the Labor Day weekend laughing and eating popcorn.
Martha Speaks on PBS Kids is based on the books by best-selling children’s author Susan Meddaugh about a family dog that develops the gift of human speech after eating alphabet soup (the letters go up to brain instead of down to her belly). The mission of the animated children’s series is to encourage and increase children’s oral vocabulary. Author/illustrator Meddaugh was inspired to write about her family’s dog Martha (yes, there was a real Martha!) when her young son wondered aloud over lunch — a bowl of alphabet soup — what would happen if Martha ate the soup, too. Would she speak? Meddaugh decided she would, and the Martha character was born! Isn’t that so cool?! A REAL Martha?!
Click here to learn more about this working mom’s inspiring story. Also, don’t forget to visit http://pbskids.org/martha/ to check out fun games, print outs, and video clips of the show!
We are definitely keeping this cool dog on our watch list, but what about you guys? What are YOUR favorite shows?
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