Many of you know the Daniel Tiger show. You may not realize that Daniel Tiger is supposed to be the son of Mr. Rogers' treasured puppet, and this newer show is an extension of Mr. Rogers' brilliant efforts to promote healthy child development.
Daniel Tiger employs Magical Realism by exploring real-life issues in a make-believe setting.
Yes, I am going to encourage screen time - in moderation! Preferably with the adult and child watching together. These two reviews couldn't be more persuasive.
Jax Stief, TBANS Mom and Teacher stated:
"This is actually quality programming that holds the same values that TBANS does. It's about kindness and managing one's emotions. It's about families coming together and supporting each other. It's also a good reminder that being 2 or 3 or 4 or even 5 is hard and that we as parents, despite how busy we are, need to slow down and recognize that their tantrums or fits are stemming from learning to be a member of society which is sometimes difficult, and we as adults take that for granted."
And coming off the High Holidays,
how this mom used Daniel Tiger to explain Rosh Hashanah and "starting over" to her child.