Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Tiger Family Trip

Movie review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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More kid-friendly entertainment from inquisitive tiger cub.
  • NR
  • 2017
  • 51 minutes
 Parents recommend

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age 3+
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Educational Value

Some basic preschool skills, such as colors and counting, as well as the concept of following a map to get to a destination. Kids also may learn new games and/or songs they can use while traveling.

Positive Messages

Kids see Daniel Tiger welcome the excitement of taking a trip with his family. Even though it raises a host of unknown experiences, Daniel enjoys the journey and rolls with what happens along the way. When troubles arise (his little sister bothers him a bit, for instance), he deals with it by talking about his feelings to his parents and working with them to come up with a solution. Strong messages of family relationships.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Daniel Tiger is inquisitive, eager, and outgoing, which helps him to enjoy new experiences. He loves his family and is a good big brother to his little sister, even when she irritates him a bit. His parents and Grandpere are excellent role models for him, encouraging communication and compassion at every opportunity.

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This special is part of the popular TV series Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Tiger Family Trip is a TV special associated with the same-named preschool show. The story follows Daniel and his family on a journey to visit Grandpere and sums up many of the highs and lows of traveling with young kids, as well as the joys that come of experiencing something new with the people you love. Songs, simple games, and gentle reminders of the importance of a positive attitude are some of the takeaways families can expect from this delightful special all about taking a trip. If this is your first introduction to kindly Daniel Tiger, know that you will come away from the story wanting more of the character's sweet nature and fun adventures.

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Adult Written byLeyla F. June 4, 2017

Good to work with emotions

My child still sings the songs when somebody is angry or scared or to brush her teeth or to get ready for school. We love Daniel!
Parent of a 3 year old Written byShannon G. June 2, 2017

Waste of time

I know many parents find the songs useful, but my little boy was not impressed by them and gets infuriated if I try to use them in regular life, even though we... Continue reading

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What's the story?

In DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD: TIGER FAMILY TRIP, young Daniel Tiger (voiced by Devan Cohen) joins his parents and younger sister, Margaret, on a trolley trip to see Grandpere. The journey is long, and Daniel can't wait to get to Grandpere's house, but he discovers that along the way there are many new things to see and do. The Tigers entertain themselves with songs, games, and a map that points out all the landmarks between their house and their destination.

Is it any good?

This sweet story will ring true with anyone who's attempted traveling with a preschooler in tow, and kids no doubt can commiserate with Daniel's fluctuating emotions over the journey. He's excited, he's impatient, he gets frustrated with his little sister, he has to be reminded to take a potty break, and so on and so forth. Happily, though, his parents are ever attentive with activities to keep him occupied, and Daniel winds up enjoying the trip almost as much as he loves getting to Grandpere's house.

As usual, Daniel Tiger has much to teach young viewers in the context of an engaging story like Tiger Family Trip. There are occasions for preschool skills like color recognition and simple counting practice as well as positive character traits like patience and obedience. Even more prominent from beginning to end is the story's reminder of the value of trying new things, which Daniel does with the help of his parents and his kindly Grandpere.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about how relationships are presented in Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Tiger Family Trip. Is it always easy to get along with your parents and/or siblings? How does Daniel handle discord when it arises? Do you have a similar or different method?

  • Does this story inspire ideas for making the trips your family takes a little more fun? What go-to activities help you pass the time when you're on the go?

  • How does Daniel's sense of curiosity open up learning opportunities for him? What examples of other positive character traits do you see in this story?

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