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DANIEL TIGER'S STORYBOOKS includes five book titles, including "Big Brother Daniel, You Can Be a Big Helper in Your Family" and "Neighborhood Clean Up, Clean Up, Pick Up, Put Away, Clean Up Every Day." Each story shows Daniel learning important social-emotional lessons, like sharing with friends and being a helper. Simple games and songs at the end of each storybook will encourage kids to become part of the story and will make it relatable even for the youngest kids.
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Parents will appreciate this fun way to read, sing, and talk together about important lessons that little kids need to learn. Little kids will become engrossed in the colorful pages of Daniel Tiger's Storybooks and enjoy the relatable stories narrated by their beloved friend Daniel. To reinforce lessons further, kids can play games like helping Mom Tiger with Baby Margaret and playing peekaboo with Daniel and Tigey, and parents can sing along with the songs and use the Talking Tips to start a conversation. Another feature is that this app is bilingual -- for both kid and parent content -- so native Spanish speakers can also learn and talk about important life lessons. If more books are added over time, the opportunities for learning (and fun!) will increase.
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Families can talk about what it means to be a good helper and discuss different ways little ones can become helpers at home and within their community. Are there stories in Daniel Tiger's Storybooks that talk about helping?
Discuss emotions. Next time your child feels sad, encourage him or her to talk about those feelings with you just like Daniel talks to his parents or other caregivers about his feelings.
Talk about taking action. Let kids help you with clean up at home, pick up and put away toys, even sort recyclables when throwing away garbage or taking out the trash.
Encourage sharing when children are playing with you or with friends. Teaching kids to take turns and share favorite toys with others will teach them that it's fun to play together.
Families can also talk about "7 Ways to Use Media and Tech to Raise Bilingual Kids." Ideas presented in this article may help ease the sometimes challenging task of raising kids to speak two languages.
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Subjects: Language & Reading: discussion, reading, reading comprehension
Social Studies: citizenship
- Skills: Thinking & Reasoning: asking questions, making conclusions, problem solving
Self-Direction: personal growth
Emotional Development: identifying emotions, labeling feelings, self-awareness
Responsibility & Ethics: honoring the community, respect for others
- Price: $2.99
- Pricing structure: Paid
- Release date: September 18, 2017
- Category: Education
- Topics: Brothers and sisters, Friendship, Music and sing-along
- Size: 144.00 MB
- Publisher: PBS KIDS
- Version: 1.1.0
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 9.0 or later
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