Here’s a sneak peek at Jennifer Garner’s guest starring role on Martha Speaks. It airs tomorrow Monday, February 4th.
I admit to a mom crush on Jennifer Garner. She is one of the few Hollywood moms that seems totally relatable, like you could run into her on the playground. And the fact that she took time out for PBS, that just amplifies my crushhood. Garner will be animated alongside her dog, whose name also happens to be Martha. Her appearance on Martha Speaks adds to her advocacy efforts on behalf of children’s literacy. Garner is an artist ambassador for Save the Children’s early education programs and has worked to promote legislation that ensures quality early education and literacy for children. Love it.
In “Too Many Marthas,” Martha is asked to sing at an animal rescue fundraiser and she’s thrilled. But on the day of the concert, Martha gets mixed up with another Martha – a dog belonging to a lady named Jennifer (Jennifer Garner). Can Martha help Jennifer locate her missing pup before it’s time to sing? Kids can tune-in and learn new words like number, aria, and a capella.
Also airing is the brand-new episode “Too Much Martha.” In this episode, Martha’s pursuit of snacks has added extra pounds and the vet says she needs to lose weight. Her family resolves to help Martha control her portions and maintain a balanced diet, but when Martha learns what this means, she’s fed up.
Tune in for this brand-new Martha Speaks Monday, February 4, 2013 on PBS KIDS (check local listings).
About Martha Speaks
Martha Speaks works to help increase children’s oral vocabulary – and how better to get kids excited about learning new words than with a dog who just can’t stop talking? Throughout the episode, Martha teaches young children vocabulary words like famous, admire, understudy, and more.
Martha’s antics continue online at PBSKIDS.org/martha, a comprehensive website that builds on the series’ curriculum to bolster the oral vocabulary of 4- to 7-year-olds. Distributed internationally by DHX Media, Martha Speaks also airs on TVO, Knowledge
Network, and SCN and has been acquired by broadcasters across Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Martha Speaks is a production of WGBH Boston and DHX Media. Martha Speaks series funding is provided in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Corporate funding is provided by Kiddie Academy® Child Care Learning Centers, and Chick-fil-A, Inc. Additional funding provided by The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations…Dedicated to Strengthening America’s Future Through Education and by public television viewers.
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