This Labor Day, Monday, September 3, children will get to experience the Neighborhood of Make-Believe when Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood launches on PBS KIDS. The new show from The Fred Rogers Company is the very first program inspired by the award-winning Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, PBS’ longest-running children’s show in history (40+ years!).
The show for preschoolers was created by Angela C. Santomero, the visionary behind the hit children programs Super WHY and Blue’s Clues. Each episode of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood consists of two engaging stories, centering on early learning themes for children.
The show stars 4-year-old Daniel Tiger who talks directly to his young viewers, inviting them into his world and sharing his everyday adventures. Children ages 2 through 4 will learn fun and practical strategies necessary for growth and learning through exposure to music and a research-based curriculum.
“No one knew better than Fred Rogers how to connect with children,” said Bill Isler, President of The Fred Rogers Company. “And, like Fred, Daniel Tiger will visit preschoolers every day. Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is an exciting new series with all the right elements to appeal to today’s children and families. It’s well-poised to become a much-loved classic for years to come.”
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood premieres Monday, September 3, on PBS KIDS with a special one-hour block of two back-to-back episodes.
About PBS KIDS
PBS KIDS, the #1 educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, online and community-based programs. For more information on specific PBS KIDS programs supporting literacy, science, math and more, visit PBS.org/pressroom, or follow PBS KIDS on Twitter and Facebook.
About The Fred Rogers Company
The company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred’s values and approach to other efforts in promoting children’s social, emotional, and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, teachers and other professionals in their work with children. The Fred Rogers Company continues to build on Fred’s legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. For more information, visit us at www.fredrogers.org.
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