Daniel Tiger dons a red sweater just like Mister Rogers’ yet this animated show from PBS brings a different take to help young children learn social and emotional skills such as dealing with disappointment, anger, fear, and frustration or learning thankfulness, sharing, and empathy. I know adults who could use his guidance as well. Enjoy!

  1. “What do you do with the mad that you feel?” Good question.
  1. “Think about how someone else is feeling; maybe you can help them feel better.” Let’s all take a minute and think about this.
  1. “You can take a turn, and then I’ll get it back.” Can’t we all just get along?
  1. “You’ve got to try to new foods because they might taste good.” Trying new things should never get old.
  1. “Saying I’m sorry is the first step, and then how can I help?” Oh, this is a hard one.
  1. “Keep trying, you’ll get better.” Good to remember.
  1. “I like you just the way you are.” Acceptance can be tough.
  1. “Everyone’s job is important, we all help in different ways.” Appreciation can be tough too.
  1. “When you pretend, you can be anything.” A nice reminder to have fun
  1. And my personal favorite, “When you have to go potty, stop and go right away.” So true!