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The Tiger Family Grows

Episode: 201a
Air Date: August 18, 2014
Previous Episode: 140b - Neighborhood Jobs
Next Episode: 201b - Daniel Learns About Being a Big Brother
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Daniel Tiger has grown tall enough to reach the fish food on top of the fish tank. As he feeds his fish, Daniel discovers some new baby fish and learns some exciting news from his mom and dad -- the Tiger family is expecting a baby! Dad Tiger encourages Daniel to be a big helper when the new baby comes.

At school, Daniel sees a family of squirrels with a baby of their own and make-believes that all of the animals in the Neighborhood have had babies.

Inside the school, Daniel shares the big news with Teacher Harriet and plays family with Katerina Kittycat. Daniel pretends to be the baby but when a bottle is out of reach, he quickly realizes that he is needed more as a helpful big brother.


  • "You can be a big helper in your family."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a girl helping her family prepare their home for the arrival of a new baby.



At different points in this episode, pictures are seen showing Daniel Tiger as a baby.

This episode is featured on the DVDs Big Brother Daniel and 20 Tiger Tales.

On February 27, 2018 -- in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood -- this episode aired along with Episode 1554 of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.



Episode Credits

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

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