Daniel Tiger Goes To the Doctor is the latest DVD release featuring stories from PBS Kids show, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. I have partnered with PBS Kids to tell you more about it.
My preschooler loves to watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS Kids. He loves to see 4-year-old Daniel Tiger and friends go places and learn new things. Every show teaches a good lesson and includes catchy little songs you just can’t help but sing along.
In “DANIEL GOES TO THE DOCTOR” ($9.99, Amazon), Daniel Tiger stars in different stories that help kids face the common childhood fear of going to the doctor. Stories also teach about different times when it is necessary to go see a doctor (sickness, injury, check-ups.) Bravery is a big theme in the stories, and one story even talks about being brave during a thunderstorm.
When Daniel visits the doctor for his checkup, he is “one stripe scared” about going. To help Daniel feel better, Mom Tiger talks with him about the visit and sings “when we do something new, let’s talk about what we’ll do.” Other helpful strategies that Daniel and his friends and family use in select stories featured on the DVD include: “when you get hurt, find a grown-up to help you feel better” and “when you’re sick, rest is best.”
One of the most helpful stories for us on this DVD is Daniel Gets a Shot. It is almost time for my son to go in and have his annual checkup. He is nervous about going to the doctor for shots. In this story, Mama Tiger teaches her helpful trick for staying brave in scary situations. Plus, Daniel finds out that getting a shot is not so bad after all.
“Daniel Visits the Doctor” – Bonus Story
Daniel is going to Dr. Anna for his checkup – but he is very anxious! Mom Tiger teaches him that talking about the situation will help him feel calmer, so Daniel makes a book with all the information he knows about the doctor.
“Daniel Feels Better”
Daniel is having a ball playing with Margaret, but he accidentally falls, twisting his ankle. Mom is concerned, so they pay a visit to Dr. Anna’s office. He is scared at first, but gradually becomes more comfortable with the idea that Dr. Anna can help take care of his ankle. He even learns about the x-ray machine, firsthand – or foot!
“Miss Elaina Gets Hurt”
Daniel is at Miss Elaina’s house and the friends are playing “astronauts” with their toys. That is, until they crash into one another…OUCH! Lady Elaine comes and fixes up Miss Elaina’s booboo, but Daniel is reluctant to admit he is hurt as well. Later, Lady Elaine makes him feel better, too.
“Daniel Gets a Cold”
It’s Prince Wednesday’s birthday party at school! Daniel really doesn’t want to miss the party, but he is not feeling very well at all. He learns that when you’re sick, rest is best.
“Mom Tiger is Sick”
It’s a busy day at Daniel’s house and everyone is working on something. Mom Tiger is finishing up invitations for Fruit Picking Day, but…achoo! She’s not feeling very well. Dad and Daniel help with the invitations so Mom Tiger can get some much-needed rest.
“Daniel’s Neighbors Help”
Achoo! The Tiger Family is under the weather! Daniel is sent home from school because he doesn’t feel well, and Mom Tiger is couch-bound! Lucky for them, their neighbors are at the ready to bring them soup, books, and encouragement to help them feel better.
Daniel and Mom Tiger are visiting the library today. Unfortunately, X the Owl isn’t feeling very well and needs to go to the doctor. Daniel learns the importance of all the Neighborhood jobs when he and Mom Tiger fill in as librarian for X so he can go see Dr. Anna.
“Daniel Gets a Shot”
Daniel has an appointment at the doctor today and he has to get a shot. He is very apprehensive and does not want to go. Daniel asks Mom Tiger questions about the shot, and she shares her trick for staying brave in scary situations. Daniel finds that the shot was not so bad after all!
“A Stormy Night”
Daniel and O the Owl are having fun playing outside in the rain until a thunderstorm builds up and worries them. When Mom Tiger teaches them to think of something happy, O and Daniel learn that the thunderstorm is not so scary after all!
My kids enjoy watching DVDs when we go on road trips. I also drive on lots of Kindergarten field trips and use PBS Kids videos to keep the kids entertained. They love the characters and stories, and I like knowing they are learning something from educational TV shows.
Visit PBSKids.org/Daniel for Daniel Tiger games, stories, videos and coloring.
Read our review about PBS Kids Daniel Tiger Goes Camping DVD (released April 2016)
Looking for Daniel Tiger toys? Some of our favorites picks include:
- Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Friends Figures Set (These cute pocket-sized figures are 2.5 inches, the perfect size for little kids to carry around.)
- Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood 3-in-1 Transformation Treehouse (this one includes 3 friends figures, too!)
- Daniel Tiger Plush that can say and sing 14 phrases.
- Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Trolley with Daniel Tiger Figure