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Daniel Does It Himself

Episode: 509a
Air Date: April 7, 2021
Previous Episode: 508b - Prince Wednesday Gives Away His Book
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Daniel Tiger wakes up to find that it snowed outside. In his excitement, he wakes up his dad who reminds him that it is too early to be out of bed. Dad Tiger places stickers on Daniel's clock to show him what time he can get out of bed and start the day. When Daniel asks his dad to stay with him, Dad Tiger suggests to Daniel that he is big enough stay in bed by himself: "You're big enough now. You can try it yourself."

As he tries to go back to sleep, Daniel make-believes that he is sledding down a hill in his bed.

Checking the clock, Daniel finds that it is not quite time to get out of bed. While he waits, he pretends that Tigey is skiing on the bed.

With both hands on the stickers placed on the clock by Dad Tiger, Daniel gets out of bed and prepares to go outside to play in the snow with his family.

Outside in the snow, the Tiger family makes snow stars before Daniel makes his own snow tiger...all by himself.


  • "You're big enough now. You can try it yourself."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode include children taking care of responsibilities on their own.



Daniel's clock shows that he first wakes up at 5:45am. Dad Tiger places stickers on the clock to show that Daniel should stay in bed until 7:00am.



Episode Credits

Written by Monique D. Hall
Created by Angela C. Santomero
Based on the work of Fred Rogers

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