How much kids TV do you find yourself watching at home? We have always got something on and recently the kids have been getting into Ricky Zoom. Available to watch every Saturday and Sunday on Nick Jr (possibly my children’s favourite channel), Ricky is a little red rescue bike who shares his experience with his Bike Buddies Loop, Scootio and DJ. They live in Wheelford which is a two-wheeled town made for bikes and the whole town comes together to make sure Ricky and the Bike Buddies have all the support they need to learn to stand on their own two wheels.
We’ve been checking out some of the episodes recently and it has such a catchy theme tune – I love it! I think that is one part of a good kid’s TV show – capture their attention with the theme tune and then they’re bound to want to watch the show!
There are plenty of different characters in the show – Ricky Zoom himself, Loop Hoopla, Scootio Whizzbang, DJ Rumbler, Toot Zoom (Ricky’s little sister), Hank & Helen Zoom (his parents), Blip & Don Hoopla (Loop’s brother and father), Della & Jake (DJ’s parents), Whoopie & Fred (Scootio’s parents), Steel Awesome (Ricky’s favourite superhero), Maxwell (he runs the garage), Officer Bunker (Wheelford’s officer), Buster Bunker (the Officer’s nephew), Mrs Bikely (Ricky’s teacher) and Dasher (Ricky’s cousin)! I love when there are so many characters so that storylines can always evolve and won’t ever be the same day in, day out. I think my favourite has to be Scootio but Jack and Olivia both quite like Loop and Toot!
I love the message of standing on your own two feet that the show conveys. Yes, they get help when they need it but they aren’t mollycoddled – they’re given the opportunity to work it out for themselves and stand on their own two wheels. There is a real sense of community – something I am appreciative of as we are lucky enough to live in a village which is very community minded – I saw a lot of our village within the show.
When choosing shows for my children to watch, I don’t want them to be silly and not teach them anything. I like them to be educational – not necessarily in a school education sort of way but instead in instilling values and morals in them. This is a great show for just that – it teaches children about community and friendship and how respect and helping each other goes a long way.
We were very kindly sent a wonderful Ricky Zoom backpack (which Olivia is totally enamoured with) which contained a drinks bottle, notepad, pencils and stickers. What’s even better is that we are offering one of you the chance to win one too! How would you like to win? Just fill in the Gleam widget below. This giveaway is UK only and ends at 11.59pm on the 10th of November 2019. Good luck!