“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” premieres Monday on PBS KIDS. Daniel Tiger was inspired by “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood” as you may have guessed by Daniel’s sweater and sneakers. The show is about Daniel and his family and friends living on Jungle Beach. (Daniel is the son of “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood’s”, Daniel the Striped Tiger.) The show is geared toward preschoolers and aims to give kids valuable life skills like dealing with their emotions.
It’s filled with cute songs and lessons about how to share, how to manage anger, and how to use manners. Here is the shows creator, Angela Santomero, talking more about the show and the importance of teaching these life skills to young kids.
She created the show with the help of the Fred Rogers Company. Here is Joanne Rogers, Fred’s wife talking about the show.
To learn more about Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood watch this preview or check out this infographic.
Or if you want a more interactive experience, try the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. It’s really cute and has 4 games for kids to play including bedtime, doctor, “in the bathroom,” and also a page where your child can decorate a room with stickers. My boys had a great time decorating Daniel’s bathroom with toilets.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood premiere’s on Labor Day on PBS KIDS, in Los Angeles it’s on PBS Socal.
(I was not compensated for this post, but I am a member of PBS KIDS VIP.)