Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

Separation | Daniel Tiger: Life's Little Lesson

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Just as Daniel Tiger and Miss Elaina are learning how to go to school and be away from their families, the children in your classroom are learning these same skills. The separation may be easier for some kids and more difficult for others, but having a plan in place for gradual acclimation and strategies the children can employ throughout the day can help children learn to be more independent and remember that grownups do come back.

In this set of resources, we will focus on how you can help children work on feelings about separation and independence, memory skills, developing self-control, and expressing feelings.

Watch the videos about Separation and think about how you could use them as a part of the classroom activities or throughout the year as children work on being away from their families and remembering. 

Explore further the topic of Separation in your classroom with the Teacher Tips and Classroom Activity. 

Share the Family Activitiy document with the families of your students, so they can continue the conversation at home.

Daniel Cleans Up and Finds his Watch | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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Daniel can find what he's looking for when he cleans up, picks up, and puts away his toys. Teach kids how to pick up their toys after they are done playing. Cleaning up is a good tool to stay organized and will help kids when they cannot find an item.

Making Dumplings | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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Annie's dad teaches her how to make dumplings from a family recipe. Teach kids the importance of family recipes and assist them while they cook in the kitchen!

Friendship | Daniel Tiger: Life's Little Lessons

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Just like Daniel Tiger and Miss Elaina, the children in your classroom are still learning how to be a friend, how to compromise, and how to work together to solve a problem. By seeing how Daniel Tiger and Miss Elaina work out their conflict, children are learning strategies that they can apply to their own friendships. And just as Fred Rogers shared with previous generations, Daniel Tiger shares the message that one of life's greatest joys is the comfortable give-and-take of a good friendship. It's a wonderful feeling not only to have a friend, but to know how to be a friend yourself.

In this set of resources, we will focus on how you can help children work on expressing their feelings and ideas, listen to each other and work together to solve a problem or conflict. 

Watch the videos about Friendship and think about how you could use them as part of the classroom activity or throughout the year as children work on friendship skills. 

Explore the topic of Friendship in your classroom using the Teacher Tips and Classroom Activity.

Share the Family Activity document with the families of your students, so they can continue the conversation at home.

Rock Star Daniel | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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Daniel imagines that he and his friends are rock stars! Teach kids that they can pretend to be anything, whether they're an astronaut, a ballerina, or a rock star.

Sleeping Somewhere New | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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It's Daniel's first sleepover at the castle! While he and Prince Wednesday are playing with their stuffed animals, they see something that scares them. Teach kids that being brave and investigating the scary object together will help things seem not as bad.

Sharing | Daniel Tiger: Life's Little Lessons

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There will be times in life when everyone needs to share. By having caring adults around who can help young children learn that sharing is one way to build friendships, children can learn that sharing with friends (who have become important to them) is more fun than keeping things just for themselves.

In this set of resources, we will focus on how you can help children work on developing the social skill of sharing.

Watch the videos about Sharing and think about how you could use them as part of the classroom activities or throughout the year as children face the challenges associated with sharing. 

Explore the topic of Sharing in your classroom using the Teacher Tips and Classroom Activity.

Share the Family Activity document with the families of your students, so they can continue the conversation at home.

Who's Super Brave and Strong? | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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Daniel imagines that he is super brave, super strong, and isn't afraid of anything! Remind kids to think of happy thoughts when they are scared.

Flying on a Leaf! | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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Daniel's imagines taking a ride on a leaf blowing in the wind. Dad reminds Daniel that his ideas are unique. Help kids understand that their imaginations and ideas makes them special.

Close Your Eyes and Think of Something Happy | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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When Daniel and O are afraid of thunder, they close their eyes and think of happy things. Teach kids that when they are afraid they can counter their fear by thinking of happy thoughts or singing a song. Distractions will help them think less about the source of fear.

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