Daniel goes to his friend Prince Wednesday’s for a sleepover. They brush and wash and get ready for bed, but as they get ready to go to sleep they notice some things that could be just a little bit scary. Once they investigate further, they learn the things they are seeing actually aren’t scary at all!
Daniel and O the Owl are camping in the backyard with Dad Tiger. This is O’s first time sleeping in a tent and he is feeling a little unsure. Once he examines this new setting closely, he learns that it’s not so scary! In fact, different can be fun!
The learning goal of this episode is to help children with nighttime fears.
Strategy Song: See what it is, you might feel better.
Fred Rogers’ Timeless Wisdom
The preschool years are years of intense feelings, but most children aren’t yet able to use words well enough to express those feelings. Many things can be scary to them — things that are real and imaginary – and, like all of us, they carry their own “inner dramas” which color everything they see and do. So it’s natural that not all children develop the same fears, and that some children are more fearful than others. – Fred Rogers
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