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Episode 107: Friends Help Each Other

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107A – Friends Help Each Other
Daniel is visiting his friend Katerina Kittycat who has planned a special tea party. When Katerina accidentally knocks the tea set on the floor, she is sad and upset. But she learns that there are lots of ways that friends help each other, and putting everything back is just one of those ways. 

107B – Daniel Helps O Tell a Story
Daniel is visiting at O the Owl’s house and Daniel is excited to see how many books O has.  The boys choose a special book to read – a book about dinosaurs. But they discover that the last page of the story is missing!  O gets very flustered, but his friend Daniel helps him use his imagination, and together they have lots of pretend fun making up their own end to the story.

Learning Goals
The learning goal of this episode is to help children learn about friendship.
The strategy song of this episode is: Friends help each other, yes they do.

Fred Rogers Timeless Wisdom
Maybe you have some fond memories of your childhood friendships, but you might also remember times when you felt like an outsider and longed for friends. Through our lives most of us have had a variety of social experiences. If we can remember the different kinds of friendships that we’ve had through the years, we can better understand that our children probably will, too.

Read More On: Making Friends

Prince Wednesday Goes to the Potty
Prince Wednesday is in the block corner at school building the “tallest tower in the world!”  Even though he needs to go to the bathroom, he doesn’t want to stop what he is doing.  Teacher Harriet helps him learn how important it is to stop and go right away.

Daniel Goes to the Potty
Dad Tiger’s trumpet is broken, so he takes Daniel along to Music Man Stan’s Shop to get it fixed. While at the shop, Daniel needs to go to the bathroom, but thinks he will have to wait until they get home.  Music Man Stan explains that everyone goes to the bathroom, and Daniel learns that he can use the bathroom there – or anywhere else in the neighborhood.

Learning Goals
The learning goal of this episode is to help children learn about bathroom routines.
The strategy song of this episode is: When you have to go potty, STOP… and go right away.  Flush, wash…and be on your way!

Fred Rogers Timeless Wisdom
Even though toilet accidents are frustrating, children manage better when their parents are patient and remind them of their successes rather than making them feel bad when they’ve wet or soiled their pants. Children really do want to please their parents, and they like the feeling of “growing up.” – Fred Rogers

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Daniel Shares his Tigertastic Car
Daniel and his friends are playing together in the park.  Daniel has a new toy car and isn’t ready to share it with the others.  But with his Dad’s help, Daniel learns that sharing means someone else gets to take a turn, and then he’ll get it back.

Katerina Shares her Tutu
Daniel is playing at Katerina’s house and the friends decide to perform a Jungle Dance show.  Daniel wants to be a lion, and Katerina wants to be a dancing flower, but they both need the same tutu for their costume.  With Henrietta’s help they find a way to share the tutu and perform a grr-ific Jungle Dance show!

Learning Goals
The learning goal of this episode to help children learn about sharing.
The strategy song for this episode is: You can take a turn, and then I’ll get it back.

Fred Rogers Timeless Wisdom
Sharing isn’t easy for children, and learning to share is a long process. It can be hard for children to understand what’s mine, yours, and ours. Sharing grows little by little, as children develop the ability to see things from another person’s point of view and to trust that what they share will be given back. - Fred Rogers

Read More on Sharing.

A Trip to the Enchanted Garden
The Tiger family is making strawberry pancakes for breakfast this morning, but they are out of strawberries.  Mom, Dad and Daniel all head to the Enchanted Garden so they can pick their own strawberries.  Daniel is very curious, and learns that if he looks closely, he may be able to learn something new as he answers his own questions about how strawberries grow.

A Trip to the Crayon Factory
Daniel Tiger, Miss Elaina, and Katerina Kittycat take a trip to the factory to see how people make crayons. Their friend O the Owl has to stay home because he’s not feeling well.  At the factory, the children watch the crayons being made.  Daniel looks and listens closely because that’s one way to learn.  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! 

Learning Goals
The learning goal of this episode is to encourage children’s curiosity.
The strategy song for this episode is: Look closely to find out!

Fred Rogers Timeless Wisdom
Children’s curiosity always needs to be encouraged and supported.  More important than what we say is letting our children know that we welcome their asking us about anything they don’t understand.  – Fred Rogers

Read more on Curiosity.

Thank You Grandpere Tiger!
Grandpere Tiger comes to visit, but Daniel is sad that Grandpere can’t stay for the special “Thank You Day” celebration later that day. Daniel learns to be thankful for the time they DO have together, and is then surprised when Grandpere appears at the celebration after all!

Neighborhood Thank You Day
It’s Thank You Day in the Neighborhood– a special celebration when each of the neighbors puts a note in the “Thank You Tree” as a way to say thank you to one another. Daniel has trouble deciding who of his neighbors he wants to thank with his note. The episode ends with a Thank You Day feast with all the neighbors celebrating together.

Learning Goals
The learning goal of this episode is to help children develop an attitude of gratitude.
The strategy song of this episode is:  Thank you for everything you do.

Fred Rogers Timeless Wisdom
Thank you – those are the most important words in any language. – Fred Rogers

Read More on: Giving and Receiving

Something Special for Dad
When Dad receives a letter from Grandpere, Daniel sees how happy Dad is.  Daniel really loves Dad, so he decides to send him a letter too.  Then he goes to the Post Office with Mom, where he learns how letters are sorted and mailed.  He even joins Mr. McFeely on his “speedy delivery” to give Dad his very special letter!

I Love You, Mom
Daniel wants to surprise Mom Tiger with her favorite banana bread because he knows how much she likes it – and “making something is one way to say I love you.”  He and Dad go to Baker Aker’s Bakery, where they learn about the bread-making process.  They return home to surprise Mom and she happily shares the banana bread gift with them too!

Learning Goals
The learning goal of this episode is to help children know that one way to express their love is by making something for someone.
The strategy song of this episode is: Making something is one way to say “I love you.”

Fred Rogers Timeless Wisdom
For some children, being a generous giver and a gracious receiver are natural. But other children may need more time and more help from us … When we show children we care about their feelings and that we enjoy giving and receiving, we help them understand how much we receive when we give and how much we give when we receive.
- Fred Rogers

Read more on Giving and Receiving.

The Neighborhood Votes
The Tiger family is going to Clock Factory Park today to hear a big announcement from King Friday. Daniel has to make several choices throughout the day, culminating in one BIG group decision: King Friday announces that the children can choose one new piece of playground equipment by voting for the one they want.

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 children learn what it means to ‘vote’ and that sometimes it doesn’t always turn out your way.  Each of the children find something to love about their new pet, ‘Snowball’!

Learning Goals
The learning goal of this episode is to help children understand what it means to vote.
The strategy song of this episode is: Stop, Think and Choose.   

Fred Rogers Timeless Wisdom
…Choice-making can be particularly hard for very young children when there are too many alternatives to choose from, or when making a choice may result in disapproval or anger from the grown-ups they love. Asking a child, “What do you want to wear today?” is so open-ended a question that it may invite a child to make a choice that is clearly inappropriate and has to be overruled. Instead, it may be more helpful to offer limited choices such as, “Would you like to wear your red sweater or your blue one, your brown pants or your green ones?” That way, a child is presented with realistic alternatives where there is no question of “right” or “wrong.” - Fred Rogers

Read More on: Making Choices

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood builds on the legacy of Fred Rogers’ pioneering work for and about children. Here you will find articles by Fred Rogers on the program’s social emotional themes that can help you better understand your young child. Continue.

At school, Daniel helps his friend Miss Elaina when she’s missing her mom. He reminds her what his dad told him, that “grownups come back.”


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