DOT Magazine Volume 21 / Cycling

Aimed at preschoolers, DOT carries stories and games all aimed to foster imagination, creativity and fun in children aged 5 and under. DOT is published quarterly and explores themes such as Birds, Jokes, Numbers, Sounds or Opposites. Unlike magazines of today, DOT is not a throw away title. Just like much loved children’s magazines and annuals of the past it is designed to be collected, kept, handed down and revisited.

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I am dot. Remember me? Pat and I think that walking is nice, and running is nicer. One sport we think is nicer than nice is… Cycling In this new issue, we learn why cycling is good for us, and what we need to go on a ride. We also find out what bicycles from the past looked like. Are you ready to go on a happy ride? Let’s go! dot! P.S. But, first, let’s shout: BICYCLE! DOT is made by Cathy Olmedillas, Anna Dunn, Ben Javens, Julia Staite, Gaston Caba, Oscar Olmedillas, Mia Anderson, Marcos Farina and Max Low. DOT is available to buy online from It can also be found in all good independent bookshops around the world. If you love drawing, why not join our Little Editors scheme? Every month we send you a new drawing…

dot's bike shop

happy & grumpy go on a bike ride

let's laugh!

How do you count cows? With a cowculator! How does a train eat? The same as us, chew, chew! How do elephants talk to each other long-distance? On the elephone! Why did Lara take her bicycle to bed with her? Because she didn’t want to walk in her sleep. What does a cyclist ride in winter? An icycle! What is a dog’s favorite instrument? A trombone. What must a turtle wear to ride a bike? A shellmet. Why did the onion need help? It was in a pickle! Which vegetable should you not invite on a boat trip? A leek. What do bees use for bird watching? Bee-noculars What time do tennis players go to bed? Ten-ish How do you make a sausage roll? You push it down a hill What shoes do frogs wear? Open-toad sandals. Why couldn’t the flower ride a bike? Because it’d lost its petals. What happens when you step on an orange You hurt…

let's eat!

Oranges! The first orange tree was grown in China over 7,000 years ago. Orange peel can be used to make jam, which is called marmalade. There are lots of different types of oranges, like Blood Oranges or tangerines. Oranges are part of the citrus family, like lemons and grapefruits. Orange peels are used in gardens to shoo away slugs, who hate the smell! Oranges grow on trees. The word orange comes from the Arabic word ‘Naranj’. Orange trees can grow up to 35 feet, which is the equivalent of 10 of you! Orange peel can also be dried and crushed into a powder to sprinkle over yoghurt. Orange juice is the most popular drink in the world.…

let's play!

the odd one out Which of these cyclists is the odd one out? Who says what? Can you please match each cycling fan to what they say? let's count! How many of these tricycles can you spot? Answer: 22 Say what? Go over the shaded letters to reveal Eliott’s message. the greatest race in the world Draw here a few cyclists racing each other. lost and found! Sue the Saddle has lost her pal Holly the Handlebar. Help them to reunite by following the line. colour colins Give Colin and Colin some colours please. cycle search Can you spot these words in the grid below? bell cap bike kit hill bike maze Sue is lost again! Help her to find a way to get to Holly! missing wheels Help Wesley to get on the road by drawing his wheels. dotty jersey Please draw some dots on this jersey.…