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Episode 116: Be a Vegetable Taster!/ Daniel Tries a New Food

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Month: February, 2013

Be a Vegetable Taster!
Teacher Harriet introduces Daniel and his friends to the school’s vegetable garden and asks them to help her pick out some healthy vegetables for their snack. They explore the garden, picking and trying different vegetables…but not everyone is eager to taste the new foods.

Daniel Tries a New Food
Miss Elaina is having dinner with the Tiger family and she encourages Daniel to try some new food: Vegetable Spaghetti and Banana Swirl. Daniel is convinced he won’t like Veggie Spaghetti, even though he’s never tried it before. Miss Elaina encourages him to be adventurous and try the new food. She does the same herself, and even though she doesn’t like all of it, she’s proud of herself for trying.

Learning Goals
The learning goal of this episode is to encourage children to try new foods.
The strategy song of this episode is: Try a new food, it might taste good!

Fred Rogers Timeless Wisdom
“Mealtimes mean different things to different families. But one thing is sure — food is important to everybody. As a parent, you want to give your children healthy foods. That’s one way you let them know you care about them. Most parents spend a lot of time thinking about what foods to buy and what meals to make. It’s only natural for you to want your children to like the food you make for them.” - Fred Rogers

Read more on Mealtime

Daniel Waits for Show and Tell
Daniel is so excited to share a book he made with his class at “show and tell,” but he’s finding it very difficult to wait. He finds that doing something, like singing on Trolley, playing during science time and imagining make the waiting much easier!

A Night Out at the Restaurant
Daniel and his family are going out to dinner, and Katerina is coming too. Daniel and Katerina have a hard time waiting at the restaurant, but soon learn ways to make the waiting time easier…and even fun!

Learning Goals
The learning goal of this episode is to help children find ways to manage when they have to wait.
The strategy song of this episode is: When you wait, you can play, sing or imagine anything!

Fred Rogers Timeless Wisdom
“Growing on the inside” are the words I use when I talk with children about such things as learning to wait, learning to keep on trying, being able to talk about their feelings, and to express those feelings in constructive ways. These signs of growth need at least as much notice and applause as the outward kind, and children need to feel proud of them—even more proud than they may feel when that line on the doorjamb goes up another inch.” - Fred Rogers

 Read more on Taking Turns. 


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