daniel tiger’s neighborhood: quality programming for preschoolers
When something seems bad, turn it around. . .
. . . and find something good.
I like it.
And I know my kids would love it too–and even if they didn’t like it, it would be so engrained in their memories after watching Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, that most likely it would come to mind when they really needed to ‘find something good’ in a bad situation.
Right? I think so.
That’s the cool thing about Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and why I’m so thrilled about this program; it’s a new animated series for children ages 2-4, produced by the Fred Rogers Company.
It’s a new-for-us program that my kiddos totally enjoyed, though they are (wah!) past the preschool age.
I’ve got a lot to say about the awesomeness that is Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and I even have a cool giveaway thanks to our friends at PBS Kids!
Here’s the skinny. . .
- Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood–Quality Programming for Preschoolers: I had the pleasure of learning all about Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood when I attended the PBS Annual Meeting in Denver last May, so I’m thrilled to share what I know.
Take a quick look:
I’m in awe of the resources available on PBS Kids that support the program, and I’m sure most other parents and teachers will be also.
Be sure to check out:
- Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood birthday episode on PBS Kids
- Daniel Tiger games
- Daniel Tiger printables
- Daniel Tiger’s Playlist on YouTube
- Daniel Tiger’s Promo clip
A few fun facts about Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood:
- the show premiers September 3–Labor Day–with two back-to-back episodes;
- the series will air daily after the premier. Find out when you can see the show: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood schedule.
- The show supports what Fred Rogers believed: ‘social and emotional competencies are the building blocks of doing well in life’.
- Each show will feature two stories that center on a common early learning theme.
- Catchy, musical ‘strategies’ will reinforce that theme.
- Every story has an ‘imagination moment’ where Daniel uses his imagination to better understand a situation.
- Angela Santomero, of Blue’s Clues & SuperWHY!, and Kevin Morrison, of The Fred Rogers Company, are executive producers of the show.
- Online resources will be available for parents and teachers to complement each episode (and they’re fabulous!):
- Daniel’s red sweater! (It’s just like Mr. Rogers’ sweater!).
- Daniel Tiger’s friends–they’re the next generation of characters from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood:
- Daniel’s best friend? O the Owl who lives with his Uncle X;
- Katerina Kittycat is the daughter of Henrietta Pussycat;
- Prince Wednesday is the son of King Friday!
- The red trolley is STILL truckin’ along!
And just for kicks, here’s a few photos of the PBS Annual Meeting in Denver:
Giveaway is closed! Many thanks for your interest–but we are ALL winners because everyone can catch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS!
A Daniel Tiger fun pack (Daniel Tiger luggage tag, crayons, Daniel Tiger printables, backpack and crayons, pencils, stickers, etc.)
Do you want to win a Daniel Tiger fun pack?! SURE you do!!
- All you have to do is leave a comment here telling me what you remember most–and loved–about Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood!
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This giveaway ends Friday, September 7, 2012 at midnight ET. Winner will be chosen by ‘And the Winner is. . .’ and will be notified on or around 9/7/12. Winner must respond within three (3) days of notification or forfeit the prize, in which case an alternate winner will be selected. All Official Sweepstakes Rules apply.
fyi: This is an unsponsored post, which I wrote as an advocate of worthwhile programming for kids. I’m also all for finding fabulous–free!–resources for parents and teachers. I am a PBS Kids VIP and did attend the PBS Annual Meeting on behalf of PBS; many thanks to PBS for covering travel and lodging.