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 87 reviews

Kids say

age 3+

Based on 56 reviews

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age 2+

Mr. Fred Rogers’ songs and messages have stood the test of time!

The land of make believe comes live in this animated version of ‘Mr. Rogers Neighborhood’ friends. The characters he started decades ago are alive and well, sing, dance and play but more importantly, bring positive messages and confidence to the littles! Hand washing, taking care of others, going potty, working in your community, learning, making friends, loving your family and just having fun being a kid is a snippet of what kids discover here. I used DT episodes to help my little before the doctor, dentist, visiting the grocery store, post office, etc. It was an added tool to help them discover things in a sweet way before visiting and helped the unexpected become expected. The songs, while always slightly annoying to the adult brain do stick with you and the kids and have been very valuable.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
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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.

This title has:

Great messages
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