~I received a Daniel Tiger’s DVD for review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
I was a MASSIVE fan of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood, the show, growing up and it will always hold a special place in my childhood heart. The great thing is that now I can share a part of his neighborhood with my girls today with the animated show Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Of course I am also a big fan of cartoon shows taking on the holidays and this special DVD is perfect for the holiday season that is too quickly approaching.
The first TV series inspired by the iconic, award-winning MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD, DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, from The Fred Rogers Company, stars 4-year-old Daniel Tiger, son of the original program’s Daniel Striped Tiger, who invites young viewers into his world, giving them a kid’s-eye view of his life. As they closely follow and share Daniel’s everyday adventures, preschoolers ages 2-4 and their families learn the fun and practical strategies and skills necessary for growing and learning. One of the key ingredients that sets the series apart is its groundbreaking use of catchy, musical strategies that reinforce each theme and that preschoolers and parents will both sing – and use – together in their daily lives. DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD, which debuted in September 2012, airs Monday-Friday on PBS KIDS (check local listings).
DANIEL TIGER’S HAPPY HOLIDAYS DVD + FIGURINE will be available on November 4. The gift-set SRP is $14.99. In addition to featuring the following seven stories, the DVD includes special features – printable activities and coloring pages as well as bonus live-action music videos, which interweave scenes from the show with footage of the show’s musical composers singing “It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” and “You Are Special.”
Daniel Tiger’s Happy Holidays will also be sold separately. This DVD will be available in stores and online October 14. The DVD SRP is $12.99.
Snowflake Day! (Double Episode)
In this special half-hour holiday musical episode, Daniel prepares for his big role as the snowflake in the neighborhood’s Snowflake Day Show! All of the neighbors pitch in to make the celebration a true success!
Something Special for Dad
When Dad receives a letter from Grandpere, Daniel sees how happy Dad is. Daniel really loves Dad, so he decides to send him a letter too. Then he goes to the Post Office with Mom, where he learns how letters are sorted and mailed. He even joins Mr. McFeely on his “speedy delivery” to give Dad his very special letter!
I Love You, Mom
Daniel wants to surprise Mom Tiger with her favorite banana bread because he knows how much she likes it – and “making something is one way to say I love you.” He and Dad go to Baker Aker’s Bakery, where they learn about the bread-making process. They return home to surprise Mom and she happily shares the banana bread gift with them too!
Thank You, Grandpere Tiger!
Grandpere Tiger comes to visit, but Daniel is sad that Grandpere can’t stay for the special “Thank You Day” celebration later that day. Daniel learns to be thankful for the time they DO have together, and is then surprised when Grandpere appears at the celebration after all!
Neighborhood Thank You Day
It’s Thank You Day in the Neighborhood – a special celebration when each of the neighbors puts a note in the “Thank You Tree” as a way to say thank you to one another. Daniel has trouble deciding who of his neighbors he wants to thank with his note. The episode ends with a Thank You Day feast with all the neighbors celebrating together.
Daniel and Katerina are at Miss Elaina’s Museum-Go-Round to make their costumes for Dress Up Day. While Daniel and Miss Elaina know exactly what they want to be, Katerina is having a harder time deciding on just the right costume. Eventually she comes up with a very clever idea!
Dress Up Day
It’s Dress Up Day in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and it’s time for the annual main street parade! The children visit all the stores, showing off their fancy costumes and receiving different stickers from their neighbors.
DVD run time is approximately 100 minutes
To purchase Daniel Tiger’s Happy Holidays DVD + Figurine visit Shop PBS where you can pick up the set for $14.99. Remember that all proceeds for PBS movies, books and more helps support educational programming on PBS! There are plenty of fun videos, adventures and games to play on the Daniel Tiger section of the PBS Kids website as well. This adorable series is one my whole family enjoys watching together. My girls are big fans of Daniel Tiger and his neighborhood. The holidays are fast approaching and this would be a great gift for preschoolers!