Social-emotional development and academic success are much more related than many people think. We often hear talk about the academic curriculum or the social-emotional approach to early education as if these are two separate things. Research tells us that for children to be successful in school, they must be mentally healthy and they must have good interpersonal skills. Emotional development skills include the ability to regulate behavior, to manage feelings, to feel competent in completing tasks, and confident in trying new things.
To help boost these invaluable skills among preschoolers, each episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood consists of two engaging stories that center on a common early learning theme with catchy, musical strategies that reinforce each theme and that preschoolers and adults will both sing – and use! – together in their daily lives.
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Children will learn how to recognize and manage feelings of disappointment by turning a "bad" situation around and "finding something good" to focus on instead.
Through this Daniel Tiger's Neighboorhood video clip and related activity, children will develop self-control in the face of angry feelings.
Even though Daniel's friends all want to play different things, they find a way to play together in this musical video clip and related activity.
Through this Daniel Tiger's Neighboorhood video clip and related activity, children will learn that "grownups come back" and how to deal with feelings about separation.
In this video and activity, children will learn how to prepare for a new experience by talking about it with a parent and using pretend play to work on feelings.
Daniel Tiger sings a song to help him get ready for some new experiences he's about to have, like going to school, getting a haircut and visiting the doctor.
Daniel Tiger and his friends sing about finding something good even in the worst of situations in this video clip.
When he feels mad, Daniel Tiger and his friend, build an "inside beach" to channel their anger into something fun.
Katerina cuts to the front of the line at the music store in this Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood video clip. She is angry when an adult tells her it is not her turn to be first.
Dad and Mom Tiger sing "Grownups Come Back" in order to comfort Daniel before they leave him with a babysitter for the evening.
Prince Wednesday shows Daniel Tiger his rock collection, but Daniel gets upset when he learns he can't play with the rocks.
Daniel Tiger and Prince Wednesday sing a Strategy Song about how friends just want to play with you, no matter what you do together.
Daniel Tiger and Prince Wednesday play "I Spy" in the castle garden in this video clip.
Daniel Tiger imagines he's an explorer on a treasure hunt in this Imagination Moment video clip.
Teacher Harriett announces that they will be voting for a new class pet at school. She helps the children learn to stop and think before choosing.
Teacher Harriett holds a classroom election to choose the new class pet.
In this live-action video clip, a young girl accompanies her father to the voting booth to learn about how grownups vote.
Daniel Tiger learns about voting when he gets to vote on whether he'd like new swings or a new slide for the neighborhood playground in this video clip.
Daniel Tiger narrates as a young boy and his mom build a rocket ship from a cardboard box in this live-action video clip.