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Episode 124: Super Daniel! / Play Pretend

Super Daniel!
Daniel and Grandpere are at home pretending to be superheroes when Daniel notices that Dad has forgotten to take his lunch to work with him.  He and Grandpere take Dad’s lunchbox to the Clock Factory and Daniel uses his imagination to have super adventures along the way.

Play Pretend
Teacher Harriet shows the children a big cardboard box and asks them what they think it could be. Daniel and Miss Elaina have fun pretending the box is a space ship and a jungle boat, but O the Owl just sees a big cardboard box. With a little help from his friends, O discovers how much fun it is to pretend!

Learning Goals
The learning goal of this episode is to help children know that it can be lots of fun to pretend.

The strategy song of this episode is: When you pretend, you can do anything!

 Fred Rogers Timeless Wisdom
“When children pretend, they aren’t limited to the way things are in the real world. They’re using their imagination to move beyond the bounds of reality. A stick can be a magic wand. A sock can be a puppet. A small child can be a superhero, a crying baby, a mean dragon, or a scary lion-whatever he or she wants to be.” –  Fred Rogers

 Read more on Encouraging Pretend Play.



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