A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
To use DANIEL TIGER FOR PARENTS, parents begin by choosing a subject from among six main categories: feelings, self-control, responsibility, confidence, new experiences, and kindness. For example, tap "Feelings," read a brief parent tip, and then choose from the 11 currently listed feelings resources for various situations, including feeling sad, using your words, and more. Once you make a selection, you can hear the song or play the video. Tap the heart icon to save it. "Discover Way to Use This Song" gives more talking points to use with your child. You also can take a picture with your child and allow push notifications to find out when new songs or videos are added.
Is it any good?
Parents, this app is like having a preschool whisperer right in your phone -- for free. Daniel Tiger for Parents includes more than 20 songs, 60 video clips, and 90 conversation starters to help parents and caregivers sing and talk with kids about social and emotional growth through common preschool-age situations. From a new baby at home to potty training, Daniel Tiger can help parents help kids through these tricky times with memorable songs, sweet videos, and expertly crafted conversation starters. It's another excellent resource from PBS and the Fred Rogers Institute and a must-have app for parents of preschoolers.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about how Daniel Tiger and his family handle a certain situation that your family also may be experiencing as you use Daniel Tiger for Parents. Encourage your kid to use specific feeling words.
Use the helpful conversation starters for specific language to discuss an area of growth with your child.
Next time your child has a difficult situation that you're trying to help them work through, try making up your own song, the way Daniel Tiger and his parents do.
Use our tips and reviews to find other media to foster character strengths.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Subjects: Language & Reading: vocabulary
- Skills: Emotional Development: identifying emotions, labeling feelings, moving beyond obstacles, self-awareness
Responsibility & Ethics: making wise decisions, respect for others
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: February 7, 2017
- Category: Education
- Size: 48.20 MB
- Publisher: PBS KIDS
- Version: 1.0.1
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 7.0 or later, Android 4.4 and up
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