Daniel Tiger has been helping kids deal with big emotions for years and with all the changes brought about due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are A LOT of emotions for kids (and parents) to address. Season 5 of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood will talk to families about some of the changes we’re all dealing with.


It can be hard to know the right thing to say to your kids about what’s going on in the world these days and we can all use a little extra help, thankfully there is Daniel Tiger and PBS Kids. New episodes of the show air next month to help kids understand and feel more comfortable about the new world we’re living in. Below are 3 new episodes that address COVID-19, changes in school and the importance of patience. Mark your calendar and cuddle up on the couch for family time.


DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD: Won’t You Sing Along with Me?

Premieres and streams beginning Monday, August 17
This sing-along special helps address some of the challenges and changes preschoolers and families have been facing lately. When Daniel learns he can’t gather with all of his neighbors at the Neighborhood Carnival this year, it leads to lots of big feelings and questions, including what to do when he misses people he loves, how to keep himself and others healthy, and how to find ways to enjoy the extra time at home with his family.


Daniel’s Substitute Teacher

Premieres and streams Monday, August 17
Daniel is so excited for the Spring Sing at school today, but when he arrives, he discovers that Teacher Harriet is not there to teach the routine to the students. The class meets a substitute teacher named Mr. Malik. Daniel is hesitant at first, but learns that different can be fun, too.


Daniel Waits with Dad/ Margaret’s New Shoes

Premieres and streams Friday, August 21
Daniel is SO excited for the new “Tigey the Adventure Tiger” book to come out, but before he can get it, he has to go to Dr. Plat’s office with Dad Tiger. Waiting can be hard, but playing and imagining make the waiting go faster. Once they’re at the library, Daniel and Jodi pretend while they wait in line, and soon he gets to read the book with Dad. Later Daniel is excited to play at the playground, but first they need to go to the store to get new shoes for Margaret. It can be very hard to wait, but Daniel learns to sing and imagine to pass the time. Soon it’s time to go the playground—playing made the waiting easier!