Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 3+

Excellent lessons from Mister Rogers' next generation.

Parents say

age 3+

Based on 88 reviews

Kids say

age 3+

Based on 57 reviews

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age 2+

Good Morals, Bad Scripting

On the surface, Daniel Tiger was a great show with cute morals. My daughter LOVED Daniel Tiger and spent a lot of time watching him. Daniel helped her with potty training, separation anxiety and more. The show had a lot of potential. My daughter started arguing with EVERYTHING, every direction we gave her. Everything was an argument, stomping her feet, throwing a tantrum, etc. It went on to the point I really thought she had some diagnosable behavior issues (and there's still a potential for ADHD but that's different) One day, she had Daniel Tiger on and he started arguing with his mom about something and it sounded exactly like how my daughter's arguments with us started. I heard the feet stomping and it just was like an epiphany moment. We cut out Daniel Tiger and the arguments stopped for the most part, she listens better, everything doesn't resort to a tantrum and the days aren't absolutely dreadful. The show had potential but Daniel is whiny, argumentative and it's slow to get to the resolution and almost enforces bad behavior through that. The messages it teaches are great but Daniel is insufferable.

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age 2+

Useful life lessons

My favorite thing about this show, as a parent, is that it has given me some really helpful phrases to help talk about feelings with my 2 year old. The show covers a lot of common toddler challenges and it's helped us talk about certain facts of life, like that sometimes things don't go as planned and sometimes people need us to give them space. Our family really likes this show and if anything it's been a positive influence on my daughter. And as a big Fred Rogers fan myself, I enjoy the references to Mr Roger's Neighborhood.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
2 people found this helpful.

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