Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is a new, beautifully-textured animated series from PBS KIDS for preschoolers aged 2-4, based on the legacy of Fred Rogers. Its cast are the children of his original and much-loved Neighborhood of Make-Believe characters. A young Daniel Tiger is joined by his friends O the Owl, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday and Miss Elaina. Together, through imagination, creativity and music they learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life.
Every Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood episode offers a parenting strategy. The clip below is from an episode about first experiences—a visit to the doctor and a ‘look around’ visit to school. The parenting strategy being modeled shows that by talking to children in advance about what to expect, parents can ease any apprehension they may be feeling. As in all Daniel stories, the strategy is offered as a musical ‘jingle’ – in this case “When we do something new, let’s talk about what we’ll do!” (Source:
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