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Daniel Makes a Mistake

Episode: 216a
Air Date: February 15, 2016
Previous Episode: 215b - Daniel's Neighbors Help
Next Episode: 216b - Baking Mistakes
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Daniel Tiger is at school exploring parts of nature as he pretends to be a scientist. Miss Elaina and Daniel use a magnifier to look closely at various items Daniel has collected. Daniel make-believes that he is digging in the ground and finding many fascinating objects.

In his excitement looking at a flower under the magnifier, Daniel knocks his science basket of nature objects onto the floor. Teacher Harriet reassures Daniel that science time can continue as he suggests that "it's okay to make mistakes." She encourages Daniel to find a way to fix the mistake -- a problem Daniel solves by working together with Miss Elaina to clean up the mess. He learnes that he should not have put the basket so close to the table's edge.

Daniel and Miss Elaina join Katerina Kittycat in the art area of the classroom where Daniel paints a picture of the flower he was viewing under the magnifier. As Katerina finishes her own painting, she makes a mistake and is reassured by Daniel that her picture is not ruined. Katerina turns her mistaken blob of paint into a part of the picture.

Passing out lunches to her students, Teacher Harriet accidentally mixes up Daniel and Prince Wednesday's lunch boxes. Even teachers make mistakes!


  • "It's okay to make mistakes. Try to fix them and learn from them, too."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a girl feeding her cat. The girl accidentally spills the cat food on the floor.




Episode Credits

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

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