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I Love You, Mom

Episode: 108b
Air Date: September 11, 2012
Previous Episode: 108a - Something Special For Dad
Next Episode: 109a - A Trip to the Enchanted Garden
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Daniel Tiger is playing store with his mom. After he makes her a bead necklace, Mom Tiger reminds Daniel that making something is one way to say "I love you."

As Mom Tiger goes to the kitchen for a snack, Dad Tiger arrives with a shell he has found for Daniel's collection. They decide to surprise Mom Tiger by making her some banana bread.

At the bakery, Baker Aker helps make banana bread in the shape of a heart. While they wait for the bread to bake, Daniel make-believes that the items in the bakery are singing and dancing.

When Daniel and his dad return home with the bread, Mom Tiger is very happy to be surprised with the bread.

Everyone sings Many Ways To Say I Love You before they enjoy the bread.


  • "Making something is one way to say 'I love you.'"


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a girl and her dad making a special cake out of play clay.



Lyrically, Many Ways To Say I Love You varies slightly from the original version from Mister Rogers' Neighbohrood.

The storyline from this episode is featured in the books Daniel's Sweet Trip to the Bakery and I Love You, Mom.

This episode is featured on the DVDs Tigertastic 50-Pack, Recipe For Fun Collection and Daniel Tiger's Happy Holidays.



Episode Credits

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

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