‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ debuts on WCNY, Sept. 3
August 16, 2012
“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” a new, vibrant animated series for preschoolers, airs for the first time on Monday, Sept. 3, on WiCkNeY Kids, weekdays at 11 a.m. on WCNY channel 24.1. The show is based on the legacy of Fred Rogers and features the children of his original, beloved neighborhood of make-believe characters.
“Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” stars 4-year-old Daniel Tiger, son of the original program’s Daniel Striped Tiger, who invites young viewers into his world. Viewers learn fun and practical skills necessary for growing and learning.
“No one knew better than Fred Rogers how to connect with children,” said Bill Isler, President of The Fred Rogers Company. “This is an exciting new series with all the right elements to appeal to today’s children and families. It’s well-poised to become a much-loved classic for years to come.”
Daniel Tiger talks directly to viewers, warmly drawing them in and making them feel like a neighbor. The series’ stories were written based on extensive input from a wide range of early learning specialists, formative research with children and the benefit of more than 40 years of Fred Rogers’ work.
Just as “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” revolutionized the use of television for early learning, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” breaks new ground, as a multiplatform media property with a unique approach to harnessing the power of media to meet the needs of today’s children. This new series will
leverage media across platforms to help a new generation of kids build critical life skills like self-control, patience, persistence and resilience.
The series will be accompanied by interactive content for viewers, their parents and teachers. Online games will offer preschoolers a chance to ride through the Neighborhood on Trolley with Daniel and his friends while exploring Daniel’s world and his daily routines. Through game play, preschoolers will build on the skills covered in the series by actively engaging in pretend play activities with Daniel, exploring routines such as bedtime and bath time, expressing feelings and creativity through music and art and modeling positive relationships. Online resources for parents, caregivers and teachers also will be available to complement each episode.
For more information about “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” and to view the interactive content, visithttp://pbskids.org/daniel/.◄ Back to News