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Daniel Goes To Sleep

Episode: 314a
Air Date: July 11, 2017
Previous Episode: 313b - Katerina's Magic Trick
Next Episode: 314b - Prince Wednesday Sleeps Over
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Daniel Tiger has just finished his bath and is playing airplane with Margaret before bed time. When it's time to stop playing, Daniel has a hard time calming down until Dad Tiger offers him a helpful strategy: "It's time to sleep. The day is done. Let's countdown to calm down. Five-four-three-two-one."

After brushing his teeth, Daniel goes to his bed where Dad Tiger reads him a story -- but not before he has to be reminded to calm himself for bed time.

Dad Tiger shares a story called "Goodnight Tigers" and Daniel make-believes that Tigey is sleeping in the jungle. With the covers pulled tight, Daniel settles into bed as Dad Tiger sings Goodnight Daniel.

When a noise startles Daniel, he is calmed by Mom Tiger.


  • "It's time to sleep. The day is done. Let's countdown to calm down. Five-four-three-two-one."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a girl going through her bed time routine.



As Daniel prepares for bed, he recalls the strategy from Episode 117b: "Bath time, PJs, brush teeth, story and song, and off to bed."

Strategies from this episode are used in the book Daniel Tiger's Day and Night.



Episode Credits

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

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