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'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Tiger-tastic 3 Pack'
(3-Disc DVD / TV-Y / 2015 / PBS Kids)

Overview: Welcome neighbor! Join Daniel Tiger and friends in this special Tiger-tastic three DVD collection, complete with 24 stories brought to you by the Fred Rogers Company.

DVD Verdict: 'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood' is an animated program for preschoolers ages 2 to 4. It actually builds on the pioneering PBS series, Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Through imagination, creativity, and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key social skills necessary for school and for life.

Here on the wonderful 'Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Tiger-tastic 3 Pack,' we get over five hours of fun from our furry friend! In the first tale, 'Life's Little Lessons,' which features eight fun-filled tales, we get to watch and learn as Daniel Visits School, Daniel Shares His Tigertastic Car, and amongst others, Goodnight, Daniel. In these eight stories kids learn about dealing with new experiences, taking turns with a favorite toy, and developing daily routines.

In the second DVD, 'Daniel's Big Feelings,' we get another eight adventures including Empathy at School, Someone Else's Feelings, and Duckling Goes Home. As kids follow Daniel, they'll learn skills and strategies for dealing with complicated emotions such as feeling left out, getting frustrated, being jealous of a friend, and understanding how someone else feels.

In the final DVD, 'Daniel Tries Something New' we find ourselves with the final eight grr-ific tales: 'Daniel's Babysitter,' 'Daniel Goes to School,' 'Prince Wednesday Finds a Way to Play,' 'Finding a Way to Play on Backwards Day,' 'Daniel Waits for Show and Tell,' 'A Night Out at the Restaurant,' 'The Dragon Dance,' and then 'Teacher Harriet's Birthday.'

Personally, I loved Mr. Rogers Neighborhood as a kid, and although this is a very different, more modern show, I am pleased to see the good moral underlining and joy that this show brings to him while still keeping true to the same themes. I love the little songs that have more meaning than rhyme and the lessons in the show along with the story lines.

Also, my 2-year old grandson LOVES this show! He is rarely still, but will sit through entire episodes of Daniel Tiger, responding to questions, singing along, and giving me "Ugga- mugga" kisses. He even has a "Tigey" he sleeps with! So, what more could you want?! These are all Widescreen Presentations (1.77:1) enhanced for 16x9 TVs.

www.PBS.org/Daniel





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