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Quiet Time at School

Episode: 502a
Air Date: August 19, 2020
Previous Episode: 501b - Daniel and Miss Elaina's Kite Accident
Next Episode: 502b - Naptime in Blanket City
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Daniel Tiger is at school where he is playing trains with Miss Elaina. They pretend that their train is carrying bug passengers. When Teacher Harriet announces that it is quiet time, Miss Elaina clearly needs to rest but Daniel wants to keep playing. Teacher Harriet reminds them that their toys will still be there for them after quiet time.

With her students on their mats, Teacher Harriet encourages them to relax: "Close your eyes. Snuggle. Or take a deep breath. You can do what helps you rest." Daniel and Miss Elaina are still excited about their bug train and have to be reminded to stay quiet and rest. As Miss Elaina drifts off to sleep, Daniel make-believes that he's on a sleepy train.

To help him stay quiet and rest, Daniel asks Teacher Harriet for a book and she brings him a book about trains. Katerina Kittycat, who has been caring for a babydoll, pretends that her baby is having trouble resting. Teacher Harriet encourages her to take deep breaths to help her (and her doll) rest.

After quiet time, Daniel and his friends do an exercise to help them wake up: "Wake up your eyes. Wake up your nose. Wiggle your fingers and wiggle your toes. Stretch and shake yourself awake." Daniel and Miss Elaina are happy to return to their bug train.


  • "Close your eyes. Snuggle. Or take a deep breath. You can do what helps you rest."


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Written by Minique D. Hall
Created by Angela C. Santomero
Based on the work of Fred Rogers

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