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Daniel Uses His Words
Daniel Tiger is playing with his farm animal toys while Mom Tiger is cleaning up around the house. After taking out a barn and a tractor, Daniel goes to his room to get his blocks so he can make a fence. Meanwhile, Mom Tiger assumes Daniel is finished with his farm toys and puts them away.
When Daniel returns to continue playing farm, he is upset when he finds that his toys are not where he left them. Having difficultly expressing his anger, Daniel is encouraged by his mother to use his words. By doing so, Daniel is able to clearly communicate his feelings to his mother who gladly helps him rebuild his farm.
While Mom Tiger builds a block house for Tiger, Daniel make-believes that he and Tigey are farmers on a real farm.
Miss Elaina arrives wearing a firefighter's helmet. She and Daniel put away the farm toys and go to his room to play firefighter. Needing someone to rescue, Miss Elaina takes Tigey from Daniel and tosses him on the bed. Clearly upset by having his toy taken away, Daniel uses his words to express his feelings. Miss Elaina understands and gives Tigey back to Daniel before the go on playing firefighter.
Live Action Segment
The live action segment following this episode includes a boy visiting a fire station.
Written by Becky Friedman
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