Thursday, May 17, 2012

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood on PBS

I just got back from PBS' Annual Meeting. They have so many great things coming up I hardly know where to start. Since I attended as a member of the PBS Kids VIPs I'll start with all the great kids programs.

Their big announcement was for Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, a new show, that's a spin off of Mr Roger's Neighborhood. Daniel is the son of Mr. Rogers tiger friend Danny. He'll be continuing Mr Roger's work of empowering children and fostering their social emotional developement. Each half hour episode will have two segments that focus on a developemental issue. Just like Mr.Roger's show there will be lots of catchy songs with educational lyrics, to help children solve all their most pressing problems.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood premeires September 3 (my birthday) after Sesame Street and will continue daily in that time slot.

Other highlights for the coming year are:

The Cat In The Hat Know A lot About Christmas a one hour special Nov 21, 2012

Wild Kratts one hour special Jan 21, 2013

Dinosaur Train one hour special Feb 18, 2013

Curious George one hour special April 19, 2013

Stay tuned for my post on all the great adult programs coming our way.

Lastly don't forget to donate to your local PBS station.

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