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.
Building on the landmark PBS series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is a new series for a new generation of children. Launching in fall 2012 on PBS KIDS, the series tells engaging stories about the life of a preschooler and is accompanied by cross-platform games and activities for the very youngest children, together with online resources for parents and teachers. Daniel was developed by The Fred Rogers Company, and brings together a group of today’s leading creators of children’s media and educational technology. The series tells its engaging stories using musical strategies grounded in Fred Rogers’ landmark curriculum: its songs give parents and children a concrete way to practice important school-readiness skills together.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood airs on WQED-TV weekdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m, and on WQED: The Create Channel on Saturdays at 6:30 am.
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A growing body of research is confirming what Fred Rogers knew all along: social and emotional competencies are the very foundation of academic achievement and a full life. Two and three year-olds are only just beginning to explore a world outside of their home and learning to become increasingly independent, but they still need a great deal of guidance from adults to help them navigate new social situations and new places. Although children of this age might be learning pre-academic skills, such as the alphabet and counting, they also need to learn pro-social skills, such as sharing, taking turns, self-control, listening, and developing positive self-esteem. Only with these skills are they truly ready to learn.
Learn more about the child development strategies, music, and research that are integral to Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.