UPDATE: Congrats to Niamh, who won the Daniel Tiger back-to-school pack! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your shipping info. Thanks to everyone who participated!
A little tiger is looking to make a big splash on Monday, Sept. 3, when Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood premieres on PBS Kids.
Inspired by the famous Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood (of my era), this show, geared toward preschoolers ages 2-4, hopes to help kids learn strategies for dealing with the common frustrations that come with being, well, very young. It's so great to see a show touching on emotions that are real for little ones but one that also has solutions that are accessible and helpful. (And set to music, at that!)
I was able to attend the TCA Press Tour this summer and talked to the show's executive producers Angela Santomero and Kevin Morrison. (Read it here.) I loved hearing about the research they did with children, the development work of creating fun songs that give kids actual solutions, as well as the surprises that came with creating a new animated program inspired by Fred Rogers.
Be sure to check it out on Labor Day!
*** GIVEAWAY ***
For added fun, I'm giving away 1 Daniel Tiger package, courtesy of PBS Kids, that includes a Daniel Tiger luggage tag, backpack, crayons, printables, pencils and stickers.
To enter, please leave a comment below telling me what you like about the show.
For more chances to win, follow me on Twitter and retweet this giveaway. I'm at @la_story. Or you can "Like" the L.A. Story Facebook page and share the giveaway.
Just be sure to leave extra comments telling me you did so.
Good luck, and I will announce the winner on Friday, Sept. 7.