In addition to Daniel being a great potty coach, there are a few other reasons why we love the show. At least in the episodes we've seen (and I think we've seen them all...multiple times over), we've noticed a few things, and today, I want to share with you five reasons why we love Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood on PBS.
|Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: PBS|
2. We love the interaction between mom & dad! Yes, I realize we are talking about cartoon characters here. But in all seriousness, there seems to be a mutual respect between the parents, and this is not something that is commonly portrayed in most television shows.
3. Speaking of respect, I love that respect is encouraged in the child-parent/child-adult relationships on the show. Kindness...Patience...Understanding...Empathy...also common themes.
4. Throughout each episode, good behavior is rewarded and bad behavior is not. As much as I love some of the other cute shows out there, I have noticed that oftentimes, characters get away with negative choices...or are rewarded even when they make wrong choices. This doesn't seem to be the case with D.T.
5. I love that good habits are encouraged - hand washing, cleaning up, taking initiative, being active/productive, trying new foods, getting checkups at the doctor, etc. All things that we emphasize at home.
You may think I'm digging a tad too deep in to a little cartoon that my child enjoys, but with all of the crummy junk that's on tv these days (yes, I place many cartoons in that category), I think it's important to point out the positives when we see them!
Did you know that Daniel Tiger is gaining a tiger sibling today?
Let's throw a baby shower! C'mon! It'll be fun.
P.S. Do you think his mom is planning to get an epidural?
(Please excuse such a weird question. What do you expect? I spend my free time with cartoon tigers.)