"The great thing about the show . . . is how seamlessly it weaves word usage into the story lines of each episode. . . . The words are defined, used in sentences and repeated, yet at no time does any of this feel like - ugh! - school." --San Francisco Chronicle
"The show . . . incorporates vocabulary lessons into the antics of Martha and her two-legged pals." --The Washington Post
"Martha's animation is colorful and perky, just like Martha and the family home she inhabits." --The Hollywood Reporter
"Martha's a pretty savvy girl with some pretty good lessons. . . . [she] is a smart, confident, happy dog whose home life illustrates how people should care for animals - another plus for the series." --The Orange County Register
"[T]he real draw is how the series boosts vocabularies, exploring words that require more than a pictogram to explain." --Time Out Kids
"Kids will quickly fall in love with the charming yellow canine at the heart of this series because she's fun-loving and excited to learn new things. . . . Martha Speaks does a good job of exposing kids to new vocabulary. . . . The show also makes an effort to weave in positive messages about qualities like self-confidence, friendship, and civic responsibility - all great lessons for young kids." --Common Sense Media
"There's plenty of good humor from the newly loquacious pooch . . . but the program is, at heart, a stealth vocabulary lesson." --Cookiemag.com
Plenty of parenting blog coverage:
"It is a cartoon about a dog that ate some alphabet soup and it went to her brain instead of her stomach and now she can talk. We even made a trip to the library last week and checked out Martha Speaks books. She will not be happy when I have to return those books. We have to read them to her about four times a day!"
"It is a new, sweet animated series on PBS . . . My little girls love it - and they can be a tough crowd to impress."
"[D]efinitely keeping this cool dog on our watch list." —mommafindings.com
"I love this show." —lovethydog.com