Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

What Does Recycle Mean? | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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Daniel learns that recycling means turning something old into something new. He imagines the recycling bins singing about cleaning up bottles, paper, and cans. Teach kids what it means to recycle and help them understand the importance of cleaning up.

Shadows Can Be Scary | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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Daniel sees a scary shadow on the wall, but Dad shows him that shadows can be fun. Teach kids that being brave and investigating scary things together helps make things seem not as bad.

Picking Cherries | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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Daniel and Prince Wednesday find a way to help out even though they're not very big. Remind kids that no matter how big they are, they can always help and make a difference.

Use Your Words | Daniel Tiger: Life's Little Lessons

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Both children and adults have plenty of times in their lives when they are flooded with emotions. We can all use practice in learning how to use words to separate our feelings from our actions.

In this set of resources, we will focus on how you can help children learn to use words to express how they are feeling so others will understand how they feel and/or what they what.

Watch the videos about Using Your Words and think about how you could use them as part of an activity or throughout the year as children learn how to express themselves when faced with frustration or challenges.

Explore the topic of Using Your Words 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.

Pretend Play | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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When children participate in pretend play, they are developing their imaginations and language skills, exploring new ideas and roles, engaging in conversations that require problem–solving and social skills, and working on early literacy skills such as symbolic thinking. As Fred Rogers said, "Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning, but for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood."

In this set of resources, we will use videos and a song from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood to focus on ways in which you can encourage and show children and families that creative pretend play is valued and important.

Watch the videos about Pretend Play and think about how you could use them as part of the classroom activities or throughout the year. 

Explore the topic of Pretend Play 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.

O Joins in the Pretending, Too | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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After seeing all the different ways that his friends play with the cardboard box, O decides to join in the fun! Encourage kids to play with ordinary objects and turn them into anything they desire!

The Leaf Game | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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Daniel turns leaf watching into a fun color game. Help kids identify different colored leaves and use them for an art project or game.

Grrr! I Want to Be the Engineer | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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Daniel has a hard time using his words to tell Katerina that he wants to be the train engineer. Teach kids that it is important to use their words when they are frustrated. Remind them that they also need to share.

Super Daniel Helps the Hungry Dragon | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

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Daniel imagines that he is Super Daniel and helps the friendly dragon reach some apples. Teach kids to make believe! They can be anything they want and they will learn about the responsibility of other roles while having fun.

Disappointment | Daniel Tiger: Life's Little Lessons

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Whether the disappointment comes from unmet expectations at a birthday party or from another disappointment such as not getting a favorite snack at the grocery store or missing out on play time with a friend due to illness, it is important that parents and teachers help children learn how to cope with disappointment. By using resources from PBS KIDS and Daniel Tiger's Neigborhood, parents and teachers can introduce the topic with friendly and familiar characters and engage children in talking about and identifying the feeling of disappointment.

In this set of resources, we will focus on how you can help children work on recognizing and naming the feeling of disappointment, expressing that feeling appropriately and finding ways to turn that feeling into something good.

Watch the videos about Disappointment and think about how you could use them as a part of the classroom activity or throughout the year as children experience and learn to cope with disappointments. 

Explore further the topic of Disappointment 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.

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