If you are a parent to a toddler or pre-school aged child, chances are you've seen an episode of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, or two or three, okay you've been probably singing the theme song since you read the title of this post. Daniel and the Tiger Family tackle a lot of real world issues in ways that do not scare children but comfort them in knowing they are not going through experiences alone. In the 5th season, beginning in August, Daniel will show how he and his neighborhood handle a health crisis.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood to Feature Health Crisis
About Daniel Tiger
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is a spin-off of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. An animated program geared for children ages 2-4, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood features engaging stories and strategy songs centered around Fred Rogers' social-emotional curriculum.
Characters featured will be familiar to most adults as they are the same characters seen in the Land of Make Believe on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood; King Friday, Henrietta, X the Owl, Lady Elaine and of course Daniel Tiger and his Grandpere.
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Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood 5th Season Begins August 17th
In the season opener, airing on August 17th, "Won't You Sing Along with Me?" Daniel is disappointed to learn the neighborhood carnival is cancelled due to concerns about a health crisis.
Daniel is understandably upset by this and has a lot of questions. He talks with Mom and Dad Tiger about missing people he loves, how to keep he and his family healthy and how to enjoy his extra time at home.
In this special sing-along episode, "Won't You Sing Along with Me?" will feature fan-favorite songs so kids (and parents) can sing long with Daniel Tiger and his family.
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In a still shared by Daniel Tiger's official Instagram, the special episode features Daniel and others from the neighborhood in a "Zoom" like screen split with Doctor Anna being seen wearing a mask.
Future episodes in season 5 will feature changes at school, separation from family, hospital stays, personal space, and disappointment.
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Premier Week Episode List
August 17th: Won't You Sing Along With Me? & Daniel's Substitute Teacher
August 18th: Prince Wednesday's Accident/ Daniel and Miss Elaina's Kite Accident
August 19th: Quiet Time in School/ Naptime in Blanket City
August 20th: The Fire Drill/ Daniel and Mom Go to the Market
August 21st: Daniel Waits with Dad/ Margret's New Shoes