In the last episode, the Buddy Pegs crew encouraged Daisy Bell and Cheetos to run the first-ever Bicycle Playdate for kits and pups at the bike shop. Well, the big day has arrived but... so has the rain! Will anyone show up for the event? Spirits are soggy at the bike shop but DB is positive that the sun will come out and the little riders will arrive on time as planned! Buster, our narrator, takes flight high above Spokesville to see if she’s right.
Performed by Scott Fitzgerald, Bob Berky, and Jannine Fitzgerald, Jorjeana Marie (as Daisy Bell), Braden.
Written for kids 7 & under but safe and fun for kids of all ages.
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On the next rainy day, why not head out on a family bike ride? Sure, maybe that won’t be your longest ride of the year but it’s important to teach our kids that a little water doesn’t have to keep us indoors. Throw the rain jackets on, line up the puddles, and head out for a family “splash ride”.
When we sat down to write this episode we wanted to change things up a bit and veer away from the standard “bad guy does something that needs to be corrected” model of storytelling. What if the “bad thing” that happened was simply the rain arriving at the wrong time? Kids need to learn how to manage the relationship between anticipation and disappointment and a rainy day always helps with that. Of course, we were also excited to develop our youngest character, DB, even more. Her positivity seems to have no end to it and now that she was given the opportunity to lead an event at Buddy Pegs we knew she would step up big time! And as usual, when Bob gets into the flow new characters show up at Macho Taco to spice things up a bit more… like Einstein!
As the episode unfolded we found all sorts of fun expressions to play with and were reminded of how many things we say as adults that really make no sense to kids. Remembering to teach our little ones what is literal and what is an expression is an important part of their social-emotional development.
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Good news - Schmiddy finally found his way out of the basement and the whole Buddy Pegs gang learns what that mysterious flying object really is when it leads them to Badger Cove. It turns out that a ride to Badger Cove is the perfect way to help remind all the kits, pups, and adult animals in Spokesville about the value of natural places, being outdoors, and life’s truly important moments.
It’s the day after the big parade and now what? The episode starts with Schmiddy in a dream, asking his inner voice how to follow up a wonderful day with an even more wonderful day. Which keeps him bed longer than expected… and trapped in the basement of Buddy Pegs! Daisy Bell arrives to let everyone know all the other kits and pups went right back to their video games after the glorious parade. And a mysterious flying object has the whole Buddy Pegs crew scrambling to find out what’s going on!
The rain has stopped and the first Buddy Pegs Bicycle Playdate is on! Kits and pups are arriving at the bike shop with their parents and the whole town of Spokesville is coming out for the bicycle parade to follow. Everything is going even better than planned until Conrad’s “Hamwheels” contraption begins spinning out of control down Main St. There’s no time for Captain Endo and Poppawheelie to save the day so who will come