I really can’t say enough good things about DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD. A year after making it’s debut on PBS KIDS, the series based on the legacy of MR. ROGERS NEIGHBORHOOD is becoming a phenomenon, and if you have a preschooler at home and aren’t watching this… well, you should be. We just had a little sneak-preview of the upcoming Neighbor Day episode (airing September 2 – check out the full details) here at Rock Father HQ, and Daniel Tiger fans young and old are gonna dig it. With the new line of Daniel Tiger toys hitting Toys R Us stores right now, there’s a digital element as well, and today comes the release of DANIEL TIGER’S DAY & NIGHT, a new App for iOS (coming soon to Android) that follows the successful PLAY AT HOME App.
Daniel Tiger’s Day & Night App:
The app includes eight games about morning and nighttime routines, along with Good Morning and Good Night strategy songs to reinforce those routines. There is also a built-in timer that can be used to help children stay on task.
Good Morning Games
–Get Dressed: Help Daniel get dressed in his red sweater. Then, imagine with Daniel that his sweater is a “Super Daniel” costume.
–Breakfast: Help set the table as Daniel gets ready for breakfast. Have fun topping a pancake and then imagining that the pancake can dance!
–Brush Teeth: Help Daniel brush his teeth by moving your finger back and forth.
–Shoe Time: Choose a pair of shoes for Daniel to wear and help him tie them. Then, imagine that his shoes can make him jump super high.
Good Night Games
–Bath Time: Help Daniel wash up before bedtime and pop silly soap bubbles together.
–Brush Teeth: It’s time to brush Daniel’s teeth again!
–Pajama Time: Choose pajamas for Daniel and create a pair of make-believe pajamas for him.
-Bedtime Story: In this imagination sequence, move Daniel through the clouds as his mom reads a story and sings a calming bedtime song.
On a related note, I recently discovered that a collection of music from the show was released late last year, and just hit the iTunes Top 10. I bought DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: LIFE’S LITTLE LESSONS for my little ones, and it’s well-worth picking up.
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