THE PLOT THUS FAR
Meet the New Baby Four-year-old Daniel Tiger invites young viewers directly into his world, giving them a kid’s eye view of his life and making them feel like one of his neighbors. Episodes include… The Tiger Family Grows – The Tiger Family is growing and Daniel learns that he is going to be a big brother! At first, Daniel isn’t sure what to expect, but as his family prepares for the arrival of the new baby, Daniel learns about what it means to be a big brother…and a big helper. Daniel Learns About Being a Big Brother – The new baby is almost here and the Tiger Family is getting ready for their arrival. Daniel is eager to help as Mom and Dad prepare the new baby’s room, but struggles with the idea of giving up old baby things for his new sibling. He soon realizes that being a big brother means letting go of things you no longer need, and that s a big help for the whole family. The Baby is Here (Special Double Episode) – The baby is about to arrive and everyone is so excited! Mom and Dad head to the hospital to have the baby while Daniel and Grandpere spend time at home going through some of Daniels old things. Daniel discovers an old bedtime book that inspires some musical play in the park-as well as big musical numbers throughout the story, welcoming the new addition to the Tiger Family. Baby Margaret comes home! Time for Daniel – Daniel is playing adventure tiger at home with Dad, but things are not quite the same, now that Baby Margaret is around. Daniel is upset that Dad keeps interrupting their play to take care of Baby Margaret, but Daniel learns that there’s time for the baby and time for Daniel, too. There’s Time for Daniel, and Margaret Too – Daniel is still getting used to have the new baby around. When Prince Wednesday comes over to play, Daniel is upset when Prince Wednesday wants to play with the baby instead of him, but he learns that there’s time for the baby and time for Daniel, and what’s even better is when they all play together! Playtime is Different – Daniel is having fun playing restaurant with O and Katerina but they keep getting interrupted by a very curious Baby Margaret who wants to be part of the action. She also can’t seem to keep her hands off of Daniel’s beloved Tige-y! Daniel eventually learns that although having a new baby sister around is very different…it can also be really fun. The Playground is Different with Baby – Daniel is playing “circus” at the playground with his friends, but Baby Margaret seems to be making things different. Mom and Dad encourage Daniel to find a way to include Baby Margaret in the play, which Daniel learns can actually be even more fun! Let the circus parade go on!
WHAT WE THOUGHT
“Big Brother Daniel” is a great compilation disc for Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. While Fred Rogers might be dead and gone, the material here continues to show why people should care. Entertainment can do wonderful things for little kids and it’s a big necessity for any connected kid. Visual representations of acceptable behavior go a long way before public school ruins your children. The material runs for about two hours and covers every aspect you need addressed.
The DVD comes with printable activities and coloring pages as the special features. The A/V Quality is on par for most recent standard definition PBS releases. The transfer isn’t amazing, but it works. The same goes for the Dolby 2.0 audio track. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase.
RELEASE DATE: 02/03/2015