Have you heard of Daniel Tiger? As a speech-language pathologist, I encourage families to interact together through play and their daily routines to develop essential skills. However, if you need a television show that emphasizes importantskills, I’m a HUGE fan of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood on PBS. It’s based on the
concepts established by Fred Rogers and focuses on social-emotional development (feelings, problem solving, resolving conflict, sharing, etc.). Songs and strategies are provided that children are easily able to learn and carry-over into the home and community environment. Sarah and I really encourage you to watch the show with your child. As a parent, you will have opportunities to hear how the adults in Daniel’s life respond to him. It’s a great way to better understand how you can word the language when your child encounters a similar situation. You can find the show on PBS, Netflix, and on your Roku.
~Marena Mitchell, Speech-Language Pathologist
Daily tips, activities, and suggestions on how to naturally embed speech, language, play, fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills into your child's day, often using the materials already found in your home environment.
Marena Mitchell is a speech-language pathologist