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Daniel Wants To Be Alone

Episode: 321a
Air Date: May 7, 2018
Previous Episode: 320b - Daniel's Strawberry Seeds
Next Episode: 321b - Daniel's Alone Space
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Daniel Tiger and his friends are playing in a pretend castle at school when the play get too rough for Daniel. Daniel would prefer to play by himself and Teacher Harriet suggests that "Sometimes you want to be alone. You can find a place of your very own."

Finding a quiet spot at the classroom easel, Daniel draws a castle and make-believes that he is playing inside.

After some time away, Daniel returns to playing with his friends. With Prince Wednesday pretending to be a dragon threatening the castle, O the Owl steps away to consult his book about dragons. O reads his book in the classroom's book corner and discovers that a moat can protect a castle from dragons.

When O returns to his friends, they pretend there is a moat around their castle. Katerina goes inside the castle and finds it to be a quiet place she can enjoy by herself. The friends all understand that even though they like playing together, time alone is needed, too.


  • "Sometimes you want to be alone. You can find a place of your very own."


Appearing In This Episode

Live Action Segment

The live action segment following this episode includes a boy taking a break to be alone on a busy playground.



Apparently Miss Elaina was absent from school on this day as she does not appear in this episode.



Episode Credits

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

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