Season 1 Preview
Mister Chris and Friends, the joyful new kids music series from Vermont PBS, encourages learning, exploration, and fun for the entire family!
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Episode 1: Honeybees
Mister Chris has finished his farm chores, and now he’s ready for an adventure full of music and friends. Join him at the orchard to find out how honeybees turn apple blossoms into apples, then dance at the barn concert! (pilot episode)
Watch extras from this pilot episode including interviews with the kiddos!
Enjoy these two selected audio tracks (mp3) from the show. Download for free!
Honey Bee | Jump Up and Down!
Episode 2: New Song
Episode 3: Seeds
Episode 4: Water
Episode 5: Wind
Episode 6: Stars
Musician and early childhood educator Chris Dorman stars as Mister Chris, a delightful farmer and performer who makes wishes and leads children on adventures to learn more about how wishes might come true. Along the way, he meets up with friends and finds clues that help him to explore the topic at hand. Each episode is imbued with music and movement, with a strong focus on social and emotional development.
Mister Chris and Friends emphasizes children's experience, expression, and management of emotions and the ability to establish positive and rewarding relationships with others. Mister Chris and Friends invites young children to play, explore, and learn.
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The Boston Globe - "It’s a beautiful day in Vt.: ‘Mister Chris’ revives ‘Neighborhood’ feel, philosophy at PBS"
- Vermont Public Radio - "Mister Chris Sings, Dances, Teaches On New Vermont PBS Program"
- Kids VT Magazine - "Sense and Sensitivity: 'Mister Chris and Friends' Revives the Art of Slow and Gentle Children's Television"
- Seven Days Magazine - "'Mister Chris and Friends,' Slow TV for Children on Vermont PBS"
- Kids VT Magazine - "Season of Song"
Burlington Free Press - "The new Mister Rogers? Vermont PBS finds new neighborhood in 'Mister Chris and Friends"
- WCAX - "He's the man some have dubbed the next Mister Rogers!"
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Peter Swift and Diana McCargo
Laura Bonazinga Bouyea
Ballet Vermont/Farm to Ballet
Bread & Butter Farm
Mister Chris and Friends Band
Philo Ridge Farm
The Skinny Pancake
ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain
Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS)
And everyone who supported our Kickstarter campaign to help create the pilot episode!