This animated program for preschoolers ages 2 to 4 builds on the pioneering PBS series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and uses Rogers’ landmark social-emotional curriculum. Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn key social skills necessary for school and for life, such as sharing, taking turns, self-control, listening, and developing positive self-esteem.

With Daniel Tiger as their guide, the series offers a fun, safe place for young children to explore their ever-expanding world, and teaches them developmentally appropriate strategies. Each episode features two stories that center on one social-emotional theme, such as dealing with disappointment, in a way that’s relatable and understandable. The stories in the series have all been written with extensive input from a wide range of early learning specialists, formative research with children, and the benefit of more than 40 years of the work of Fred Rogers. When all of the pieces come together, they create a powerful tool for parents—an entertaining but thoughtful parenting guide for today’s families that integrates music, interactivity and a research-based curriculum.

For more information on the series and its learning goals, visit PBS.org/parents/daniel. Find Daniel Tiger on our schedule here. Resources to extend learning beyond the episodes can be found at PBS LearningMedia.