Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Won't You Sing Along With Me?

TV review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 3+

Reassuring special is the perfect little-kid COVID primer.

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 12+

Super great for toddlers

age 2+

They rushed this and it shows.

Animation takes awhile but they threw this Covid19 special together anyway. It’s mostly recycled animations and songs from previous episodes and the special is shorter than the normal length. They cram a lot in in under 18 minutes and they don’t even cover the topic of the pandemic properly. The “plot” is Danial Tiger wants to go to the neighborhood carnival but can’t because the doctor said that they “Don’t want a lot of people gathering and spreading germs.” Then the Dad Tiger is working at home and Daniel Tiger wants to play with his Dad but can’t because his Dad is “working and can’t do two things at once.” Daniel then decides to feed the fish. It puts a short emphasis of having kids “Ask questions about what’s happening! It might help” And then the answers that Mom and Dad give aren’t helpful and then they say they it’s making them upset too. That could potentially confuse kids. It’s poorly scripted and filled with “follow the bouncing ball” sing alongs that the target audience of 4 and unders cannot read because of the reading level (or lack there of). My 3 year old daughter got absolutely nothing out of this. So disappointing and pointless.

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