New Daniel Tiger Toys Encourage Pretend Play

I grew up watching Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. Everyday I would change my sweater and shoes and sing along with Mr. Roger. That show is one of my all time favorite children’s program and I’m so happy that The Fred Rogers Company is creating new programing based on Fred Roger’s Land of Make Believe. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is the first series developed by The Fred Rogers Company since Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood. It is an animated series that revolves around the lives of your favorite characters from the Land of Make Believe that have since grown up and had families of their own, much like the children that grew up watching Mr. Rogers.

Mr Rogers

Each episode of Daniel Tiger focus on helping children overcome everyday issues that preschool children face like feelings, potty time, and being a good neighbor. I recently participated in a telephone call with the creator of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, Angela Santomero, who shared with us the preparation that goes into writing each episode of the show to insure that preschool children and parents are both entertained and are learning valuable life lessons. I love that Daniel Tiger helps children learn how to deal with emotions, social situations and how to be a kind and caring person. This is especially important to me since I have a son with Sensory Processing Disorder and he often has trouble managing his emotions and understanding social cues.

The creators of the show along  with Child Development Consultant, Roberta Schomburg and Production Manager, Chris Loggins have developed a new line of Daniel Tiger toys that encourage pretend play. Each toy is made to inspire creative and imaginative play. I really love that they have taken such care and consideration into creating toys that are not only fun but serve a developmental purpose for children.

We received some of the new toys and the boys immediately loved them.

daniel tiger playsetThe Daniel Tiger Bungalow Adventure lets children explore Daniels house but also transports them to an imaginative jungle world to explore with Daniel.

judeplayThe Mini Plush Neighbors include Plush Daniel Tiger who is always a great companion with which to watch the show.


All of the Daniel Tiger Toys are available exclusively at Toys ‘R’ Us.

Fred Rogers said: “In all things we do, we should think of the children first. How can we support growth and development?”

It’s very evident that the people at The Fred Rogers Company are taking this into consideration in everything that they do.

#DanielTigerToys Twitter Party

When: December 4 @ noon ET

What: For many of us, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was a foundational part of our childhood and his name alone brings back fond memories!

Now, you can share Mister Rogers’ legacy with your own children through Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood! This new, animated show geared towards 2-4 year olds is built upon the same values and principles taught by Fred Rogers.

The Motherhood is honored to work with the Fred Rogers Company in bringing you this Twitter party to chat about Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and the new line of Daniel Tiger toys available at Toys “R” Us — they’re the “go to” holiday gift this season! Join us to remember our favorite Mister Rogers’ episodes, songs and sayings — and as well as discuss the brilliance of the new PBS hit, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

Prizes! Ten randomly selected participants (U.S. only) who answer the trivia questions correctly will receive a plush toy! Eight winners will receive Prince Wednesday, Miss Elaina, O the Owl, Katerina Kittycat or Daniel Tiger, and two grand prize winners will receive all five characters!!

Hashtag: #DanielTigerToys

Hosts: @TheMotherhood, @TheMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann


Want more gift ideas for the upcoming Holidays?  Check out The B Keeps Us Honest’s 2013 Holiday Gift Guide for Babies &Kids

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I participated in this program on behalf of The Fred Rogers Company and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.


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