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PBS Kids is on in our home constantly. My girls love every show and I do too – they are always educational and fun – and entertaining for me too! Daniel Tiger is a family favorite in our house – even my husband enjoys it. We love that it is based off of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood that we watched while growing up. Right now it is the summer but back to school time is quickly approaching. My 4 year old will be going every day for the first time and my 2.5 year old will be going for the first time (although only 2 days a week). I have been trying to talk to them more about school and how much fun it can be to learn. I have stayed at home with them for so long that I worry it will be a big (and unwelcome) change to them. Daniel Goes to School has some great episodes that show how school is fun – and it is making my 2.5 year old really excited. We all love singing the “Grown-ups Come Back” song together. I think that this DVD has really helped prepare them even more for school – and they cannot wait for September to come! “DANIEL GOES TO SCHOOL” will be available on DVD starting August 18, 2015 and you can pre-order your copy here.
Young fans can join Daniel Tiger and his friends as they head to school, where they discover that learning and using your imagination is grr-ific fun! “DANIEL GOES TO SCHOOL” includes fun-filled tales that will get kids excited about school and learning. In select stories featured on the DVD, Daniel receives a new classroom job, O the Owl tries to use all the blocks at school to build the TALLEST tower in the world, Daniel and his classmates choose a new class pet, and the children learn about traffic signs from Prince Tuesday. Some of the important lessons kids will learn from the adventures on “DANIEL GOES TO SCHOOL” include: everyone’s job is important and we all help in different ways, and, if you’re not successful at first, keep trying, and you’ll get better! The “DANIEL GOES TO SCHOOL” DVD includes the following stories:
“A Trip to the Crayon Factory”
Daniel Tiger, Miss Elaina, and Katerina Kittycat take a fun trip to the factory to see how crayons are made but, O the Owl can’t come because he’s sick. At the factory, the kids watch the crayons being made, and Daniel looks and listens closely. Daniel has an idea to take pictures at the factory and give them to O at the end of the day, so that O can learn about crayons too!
“Be a Vegetable Taster!”
Teacher Harriet introduces Daniel and his friends to the school’s vegetable garden and convinces them to pick out some healthy veggies for their snack. They explore the garden, picking and trying different vegetables…with mixed results!
“Line Leader Daniel”
The children are getting new classroom jobs at school. Daniel really wants to be line leader! When he doesn’t get the job he wanted, Daniel is disappointed. Soon he learns that all of the jobs are necessary to keep the classroom running smoothly.
“Problem Solver Daniel”
Daniel and Miss Elaina are playing with the blocks at school but they each want to build something different. They call Teacher Harriet over to help fix the problem, but she tells them to work out a solution without her. They do, and feel proud that they can figure things out all by themselves.
“The Class Votes”
At school, Daniel and his classmates get to choose their new class pet! Teacher Harriet explains that they can either get a bunny or a turtle. The kids learn what it means to “vote” and that sometimes it doesn’t always turn out your way. Luckily, ALL of the kids find something to love about their new pet, “Snowball”!
“O Builds a Tower”
In the block corner at school, O the Owl is determined to use all of the blocks to build the tallest tower in the world. After many failed attempts, he is frustrated, but Teacher Harriet and O’s friends encourage him to try once again.
Teacher Harriet shows the children a big cardboard box and asks them what they think it could be. Daniel and Miss Elaina have fun pretending the box is a space ship and a jungle boat, but O the Owl just sees a big cardboard box. With a little help from his friends, O discovers how much fun it is to pretend!
Today at school, the children are learning about traffic signs. Prince Tuesday comes for a special visit, wearing his crossing guard uniform. He takes the class on a walk through the Neighborhood and they practice their safety rules all along the way.