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Daniel Learns About Being a Big Brother

Episode: 201b
Air Date: August 18, 2014
Previous Episode: 201a - The Tiger Family Grows
Next Episode: 202 - The Baby is Here
Purchase/Stream: Amazon

Daniel Tiger and his family are preparing their house for the arrival of the new baby. Dad Tiger is painting and Daniel helps by painting a sunshine on the wall. Snuggling next to his mom, Daniel feels the baby move. He becomes a little unsure when he learns that the baby will be using his old crib but recognizes that he is growing. He then helps his dad move the crib into place.

Mom Tiger finds a box of Daniel's baby clothes and tells Daniel that the new baby will be wearing some of the items that he has long outgrown. Daniel make-believes that he and his friends are babies again.

Mr. McFeely delivers a package for the baby from Grandpere -- a new baby blanket. Daniel is excited to find that he has received a gift from his grandfather as well -- a big brother button to wear. This makes Daniel feel special knowing that Grandpere remembered him.

Helping to put the final touches on the baby's room, Daniel draws a picture of the family to hang on the wall.


  • "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 meeting her new baby sister.



The Baby Margaret song plays in the background during the live action segment of this episode.

The storyline from this episode is featured in the books The Baby is Here and Daniel Tiger's 5 Minutes Stories.

This episode is featured on the Big Brother Daniel DVD release.

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

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