Looking for a fun series for the littles and the young at heart? Disney Junior has new characters and adventures for you! Meet PUPPY DOG PALS: Bingo and Rollo, on the Disney Channel, Disney Junior app and You Tube April 14th.
Originally written for preschool children, these adorable pug brothers will bounce their way into anyone’s heart. In traditional Disney fashion, each episode includes colorful personalities, a song or catchy tune, and an entertaining story that anyone can follow along.
During my March press trip to San Francisco for the Cars 3 movie promotion, I was treated to an episode of this cute show. Each episode includes 2 stories: just enough for anyone, with any attention span. Click here to see more about my incredible CARS 3 press trip to San Francisco!
What is the story about?
In Puppy Dog Pals, the main characters are: Bingo, Rollo and their human ‘Bob’. They have friends all throughout the neighborhood and all around the world – who they meet on their daily adventures. The series is about family bonds, being friends, making friends, and being a good brother.
In the first episode duo of the new series, the pugs bound along an ‘average day in their lives’. What do they do, when Bob is gone during the day at work?
You will have to watch, to find out how they travel to Hawaii, and what happens on the tropical island. What would your kiddos do, if they were a pug alongside these two?
In each episode we will continue to meet more characters in their community. Rolly and Bingo are delightful to watch, as they enjoy adventures and creatively solve problems together.
Click to download these activity sheets as you watch the puppies along with your kiddos:
- A.R.F. Decoder Puzzle
- Bingo’s Bingo
- Coloring Page – Bingo
- Coloring Page – Hissy
- Coloring Page – Rolly
- Puppy Dog Pals Maze
My daughter is in middle school now, so we do not often watch Disney Junior programs. We do, however, enjoy most shows with animals. Even animated animals. We have spent hours watching cute and silly YouTube videos and anything we can find. Although Puppy Dog Pals is created primarily for younger children, the writers are smart enough to throw an entertaining bone for the rest of us who might be watching with the kiddos.
Disney Junior’s Puppy Dog Pals is a fun watch for all ages, and will cheer up any grouchy. I especially appreciate the focus on being a good friend.
As a parent with an Autistic child, I am ever-vigilant to our surroundings and always ready to curb negative influences.
How many youth-focused shows have main characters who are snotty, bratty or disrespectful? Ever since my daughter was a toddler, both my husband and I have had regular dialog with her while we watch our shows, to exemplify appropriate behavior. Often, we would ask: “Is she being a good friend?” Guiding that ‘character-building’ awareness, my daughter has grown up being able to easily identify how people treat each other.
Children are easily influenced, so it has always been our priority to be aware of the entertainment that we introduce to our daughter. I have had to stand firm against criticism, judgement and accusations of ‘sheltering our child’. She is 12-years old now, and we do not have to be concerned about what she watches as much. Why? She understands the difference between appropriate and inappropriate language and behavior. Whenever she comes across something ‘questionable’, she easily discusses it with us, so she can make her own choices.
Although Disney Junior’s Puppy Dog Pals aims for a much ‘shorter audience’, Bingo and Rollo are highly entertaining and my daughter and I can now enjoy both the kid and adult-focused humor together. She likes babysitting, and will be adding these episodes to her ‘tool box’. Like many Disney programs, this show will ‘accidentally’ educate audiences, as well as bring a smile to anyone’s face.
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