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Episode 119: Daniel Gets a Shot/ A Stormy Night

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Daniel Gets a Shot
Daniel has an appointment at the doctor today and he has to get a shot. He is very apprehensive and does not want to go. So Daniel asks Mom Tiger questions about the shot, and she shares her trick for staying brave in scary situations. And Daniel finds that the shot was not so bad after all!

A Stormy Night
Daniel and O the Owl are having fun playing outside in the rain until a thunderstorm builds up and worries them. When Mom Tiger teaches them to think of something happy, O and Daniel learn that the thunderstorm is not so scary after all!

Learning Goals
The learning goal of this episode is to help children better manage their fears by feeling brave and strong.

The strategy song of this episode is: Close your eyes and think of something happy.

Fred Rogers Timeless Wisdom
There are many times in life when we can’t solve our children’s problems or get rid of their fears. Perhaps all we can do is to provide a safe, loving place and a willingness to listen while children work through whatever is bothering them.
Fred Rogers

Read more about Children and their Fears.

Daniel Plays Ball
Daniel, Miss Elaina and Prince Wednesday are at the park with Prince Tuesday. They decide to play a game with a ball. Daniel struggles to catch the ball and gets very frustrated. All of his friends remind him that if he keeps on trying, he’ll get better. 

O Builds a Tower
In the block corner at school, O the Owl is determined to use all of the blocks to build the tallest tower in the world. When the blocks keep falling O feels ready to give up, but Teacher Harriet and his friends encourage him to keep trying.

Learning Goals
The learning goal of this episode is to encourage children to keep trying.

The strategy song is: Keep trying, you’ll get better! 

Fred Rogers Timeless Wisdom
Above all, I think that the willingness and the courage to keep on trying develops best if there is someone we love close by who can lend us some of the strength we do not yet have within ourselves. I don’t mean someone who will do a task for us, but rather someone who will share our times of trying just by being around and being supportive, someone who can sustain the belief that we can succeed even when we doubt it ourselves. We all need quiet, caring cheerleaders like that—grownups as well as children.   - Fred Rogers

More on Persistence
 We don’t always succeed in what we try—certainly not by the world’s standards—but I think you’ll find it’s the willingness to keep trying that matters most.

Good Morning Daniel
It’s a typical morning in the Tiger household, and Daniel has to get up and get ready for school, but his playing and imagining distract him from his routine. Daniel learns that his morning routine helps him be ready in time for Trolley to take him to school.

Goodnight Daniel
Tonight, Daniel is pretending to be Super Daniel! But after dinner, he has to follow his nighttime routine even though he would rather play. Young viewers follow Daniel as he gets ready for bed and learns that even superheroes get sleepy and go to bed, too.

Learning Goals
The learning goals for these episodes are to help children with daily routines – morning and bedtime.

The strategy songs for these episodes are:

 Clothes on, eat breakfast, brush teeth, put on shoes and off to school!
Bedtime! Bath, brush teeth, pjs, story and a song!

Fred Rogers Timeless Wisdom
Children feel far more comfortable and secure when things happen predictably—with routines, rituals and traditions. Those traditions, big or small, create anchors of stability, especially in rough seas. - Fred Rogers

More about Bedtime Routines

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

More from Fred Rogers 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

Fruit Picking Day
Daniel and his friends are enjoying a Fruit Festival in the Enchanted Garden. Prince Wednesday is upset because his big brother Prince Tuesday can pick the highest fruit off the tree branches, but he can’t. He wishes he wasn’t so little! Then, when the festival-goers spot a very special magical golden pear on the ground, Prince Wednesday is the only one little enough to reach it.

Daniel is Big Enough to Help Dad
Dad Tiger is building a playhouse, and Daniel wants to help. Daniel is frustrated that he is not big enough to use the grown up tools. Dad Tiger shows Daniel that there are things he can do to help that he’s just the right size for.

Fred Rogers Timeless Wisdom
As children become more and more aware of themselves and their world, they become aware of how small they are, compared to people who take care of them. We adults can help young children feel good about who they are when we show that we value what they can do … and that we don’t expect them to be more grownup than they are ready to be.

Read what Fred Rogers had today about Valuing Little and Big…

Learning Goals
The learning goal of this episode to help children know that even though they are small, there are many things they can do.
The strategy song for this episode is: Everyone is big enough to do something.

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

 Read More on Toilet Accidents

 

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.


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