Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel Tiger Celebrates His Birthday Today!

By Alexie Summer, Parent Herald April 19, 05:57 am

The 4-year-old tiger in "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood" is celebrating his birthday today! While he appears to be a young 4-year-old cub in PBS Kids' latest animated program, he is going to be 62 this year.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is a new animated program aimed at kids aged two to four years old as described in Fred Rogers' website. The program, which is part of PBS KIDS series Mister Roger's Neighborhood, is on its third season. It has garnered worldwide popularity and has become the network's most streamed video with over 500 million streams in the last 12 months.

The Emmy-nominated PBS KIDS series is set for the new generation of kids, engaging preschoolers with their fun stories inspired by Fred Roger's landmark social-emotional curriculum. Daniel and his friends demonstrate the essential social skills needed for school and life.

Daniel Tiger was first created by Fred Rogers in April 1954 for a Pittsburgh public television show called the "The Children's Corner," according to Fred Rogers' website. Named after WQED's Station Manager, Dorothy Daniel, the show where Daniel Tiger was first introduced was also among the first to air on the station. Originally, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is an American South-Korean animated children's television series produced by The Fred Rogers Company. Fred Rogers spent his whole life serving children, teaching them a life lesson in a way that children can understand. His endless commitment earned him a number of honors such as Television Hall of Fame and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood is not just an animated TV series. A new app has been launched inspired by Daniel Tiger to teach children how potty train routines, according to PBS press release. The Daniel Tiger Stop & Go Potty app was developed in collaboration with The Fred Rogers Company and Schell Games. The app encourages children to follow good bathroom routines with the help of other animated characters

from the animated program. The app is available for $2,99 from the App Store. It will soon be available on Google Play and Amazon too.

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