Last November, Vermont PBS released the pilot episode of Mr. Chris and Friends, an original children's television program geared to 3- to 6-year-olds starring local musician Chris Dorman. One year later, Dorman and Vermont PBS are at it again — this time with five new 30-minute installments of the farm-based musical show. The episodes are organized around different themes. In "Seeds," young viewers learn about the life cycle of a plant, while "Water" follows the journey of a raindrop and takes viewers to the ECHO Leahy Center for Lake Champlain. The shows follow a three-act format, starting with a wish to learn something, followed by an adventure, and culminating in what the show calls a "Big, Big Concert." The program is "centered around what kiddos are going through" and "rooted in this idea that we have a deep respect for children," said Dorman, who teaches Music for Sprouts classes at Bread & Butter Farm in Shelburne. "I'm just coming wide-eyed and open-hearted and learning as much as I can," he continued. "I see this as such a huge responsibility, to be making media for children."