Daniel Tiger has been a beloved character in our house ever since the first of my four kids was old enough to watch Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. We are big fans of the catchy (and useful) tunes, realistic stories, and important life lessons taught in the spirit of Mr. Rogers. I have compiled below a list of top-rated Daniel Tiger toys and gifts for the toddlers and preschoolers in your life.
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Daniel Tiger Toys
These Daniel Tiger toys will bring the magic of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood to life through imaginative play and games.
“Welcome to Main Street” is a board game based on Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood. Players move their Daniel Tiger character pieces through the neighborhood, collecting gifts as they go. There is some strategy involved for older players, and the game allows children to practice simple counting. Part of the game process involves players giving gifts to one another and saying “thank you,” reinforcing the concepts of collaboration and manners. This Daniel Tiger game is rated for ages 3 and up.
This Daniel Tiger Neighborhood Trolley is a simple battery-free pullback toy. Kids can pull the trolley back on a hard surface and watch as it zooms and dings away. It comes with a Daniel Tiger figure, which can be placed on a peg inside the trolley to ride along. There are three other pegs, as well, if you add other Daniel Tiger figures to your collection.
For more bells and whistles, try the electronic Daniel Tiger trolley. This trolley comes with Mom Tiger and Daniel Tiger figures. It also includes a changeable crosswalk sign, and a little stop sign and crossing guard uniform to dress Daniel in. Press a button to move the trolley forward. In addition, it lights up and plays sounds, songs, and phrases.
Your toddler will love playing make-believe with small Daniel Tiger figures. The sets below include holes in the bottoms so that they can be placed on the pegs inside the trolley toys. These toys also work well in dollhouses or Little People toys your children may already have at home.
- This set of 5, including Daniel Tiger and his neighborhood friends: Miss Elaina, Prince Wednesday, O the Owl, and Katerina Kittycat. These figures have moveable arms and heads.
- The whole Tiger family is included in this set. You will receive Dad Tiger, Mom Tiger, Daniel, and his baby sister Margaret. There is even a figure for Daniel’s favorite stuffed pal, Tigey the Adventure Tiger.
- This Amazon Exclusive set of ten Daniel Tiger figures includes the whole Tiger Family, all five friends, and Tigey and Pandy (Daniel and Margaret’s stuffies).
This unique Daniel Tiger toy is like a karaoke machine, perfect for a music-loving child. The toy plays four Daniel Tiger songs: the theme song, “It’s You I Like,” “My Name is Daniel Tiger,” and the song that plays at the end of each episode. Aside from playing the songs, the toy includes a real working microphone, allows kids to record their own voices, and can be hooked up to a phone or iPod to stream other music.
See this awesome Daniel Tiger toy in action below.
For the kid who likes cars and things that zoom, this two-pack of Daniel Tiger vehicles is sure to be a hit. The set includes Daniel driving his Tigertastic Car – one of his special toys – and a rocket made from a cardboard box. These are pull-back cars, so no batteries are necessary.
Colorforms are reusable stickers that children can cling to windows or scene boards. Your child can engage in imaginative play, creating scenes or telling stories with Daniel Tiger and his friends. The Daniel Tiger Colorforms travel set includes a double-sided foldout board displaying a stage scene on one side and a playground scene on the other. This is a wonderful toy for travel! I have an entire post on reusable stickers if you would like to explore similar toys for your toddler or preschooler.
With this set, your child can use blocks to build the treehouse that O the Owl and Katerina Kittycat live in. You will also receive three block-fit figures (Daniel Tiger, O the Owl, and Katerina Kittycat), decals to decorate the treehouse, coloring pages, and a pack of crayons.
Using the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Bath Time Daniel Tiger toy, your child can pretend to bathe Daniel in his own little bathtub. Daniel comes dressed in a hooded robe and Tigey slippers, which are removable. Aside from the tub, the set includes a toy boat and real working octopus squirter.
We’ve been singing this for years: “If you have to go potty, stop and go right away. Flush and wash and be on your way!” This Daniel Tiger toy is a perfect potty training aid. Bring Daniel to his own potty, which plays the “potty song” and makes a real flushing sound. The large Daniel Tiger figure, clad in removable sweater and shoes, makes a wonderful toy on its own. You may want to get a potty-themed Daniel Tiger book to go along with it.
If your child loves to color, grab these Color Wonder Daniel Tiger Coloring pages and enjoy mess-free art time. Using the included marker, fill in the images and see the colors magically appear. This set includes 18 awesome coloring pages, featuring Daniel and his neighborhood friends.
This Daniel Tiger Trolley tent pops up to create a fun hideout or prop for imaginative play. Favorite friends from around Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood are pictured around the outside of the tent as though they are riding along. Kids can draw down the curtain at the entrance or roll it up and leave it open. When playtime is over, you can fold it back into the storage bag.
Daniel Tiger Books
There are so many great Daniel Tiger books available. I have selected five that are top choices because of their unique features or rave reviews. You can find many more on Amazon.
This Daniel Tiger book is full of critical thinking questions, along with pull-tabs with pictures kids are asked to find on the pages. Your child will love seeing the sights and sounds of Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood while learning and having fun. This interactive book is sure to become a favorite.
This treasury of Daniel Tiger stories offers twelve options for a quick midday read or bedtime story. Each of the stories is from an actual Daniel Tiger episode, including favorites such as Daniel’s first day of school, Daniel’s bedtime routine, and when his new baby sister is born. Your child will be drawn into the engaging illustrations that accompany each story.
We have this book, “A Ride through the Neighborhood,” and it’s a wonderful choice because it includes so many favorite characters and doubles as a Daniel Tiger toy. Your toddler can join Daniel on a trolley ride around the neighborhood and push the book around on its real moving wheels. Ding ding!
Younger children can work on naming objects with this popular Daniel Tiger book. Visit places around the neighborhood – such as Daniel Tiger’s house, the school, the bakery, the music shop, the doctor’s office, and the Enchanted Garden. Each page displays vocabulary words with corresponding pictures that belong in that special place.
This wonderfully interactive Daniel Tiger book allows children to participate in a marching band. Press buttons to play musical instruments, and also lift flaps on the board book pages to reveal hidden pictures.
Daniel Tiger Stuffed Animals
Your child will love carrying Daniel Tiger and his friends around in the form of soft, cuddly stuffed animals.
This 12-inch Daniel Tiger stuffed animal is a wonderful size for kids to hold and soft enough to squeeze. When you press his paw, he says phrases or you might hear a snippet of the “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” theme song.
If your child would like his very own Tigey the Adventurer Tiger to carry around, check out this sweet handmade stuffed Tigey. Modeled after Daniel’s favorite stuffie and made just for you, this crocheted Tigey has received glowing reviews on Etsy.
Add Daniel Tiger to your bedtime routine with the Snuggle and Glow Daniel Tiger stuffed animal. A 10-inch plush Daniel comes dressed in his favorite trolley pajamas and carrying a Tigey that glows. When you squeeze Daniel’s paw, he says bedtime phrases, and you can also hear Mom Tiger singing the beloved “Goodnight, Daniel” lullaby.
Mini Plush Daniel Tiger and Friends
Daniel and his friends are available as small stuffed animals for your child to collect. The following 7-inch plush Daniel Tiger toys are available:
- Baby Margaret Tiger
- Tigey (Daniel’s stuffie)
- Prince Wednesday
- Katerina Kittycat
- O the Owl
- Daniel Tiger (Hint: Check to be sure this one is not overpriced compared with the larger Neighborhood Friends plush, which plays music and phrases.)
Practical Daniel Tiger Gifts
If you are looking for a Daniel Tiger gift that is a little more practical, these non-toy Daniel Tiger gifts are just what you need.
Whether at the pool or the beach, your child will love wrapping up in this soft Daniel Tiger beach towel. Daniel Tiger, O the Owl, Katerina Kittycat, Prince Wednesday, and Miss Elaina wave hello against a blue striped background with puffy white clouds.
Wrap your child in an adorable, soft Daniel Tiger towel after bathtime. The hood looks like Daniel Tiger’s head, and for a special touch, you can have the bath towel personalized with your child’s name on it.
For a wonderfully practical Daniel Tiger gift, give your toddler this five-piece mealtime feeding set. It comes with a plate, bowl, fork, spoon, and cup, perfectly sized for little ones. Each piece is adorned with pictures of Daniel Tiger and his friends.
This cute, snuggly robe is perfect for wearing after the bath or as a coverup after getting out of the pool. The robe resembles Daniel Tiger’s red sweater, and its hood looks like Daniel Tiger’s face with ears that stick up and stitched features. There is an applique of Daniel Tiger carrying Tigey on the front of the robe.
Choose from your favorite style of Daniel Tiger lunch bag. Each features a Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood picture. Use it to pack up your lunch or snacks or store your favorite Daniel Tiger figures inside!
If your child likes to help in the kitchen or pretend to be in Baker Aker’s Bakery, this Daniel Tiger apron would make a wonderful gift. The apron with fabric that features Daniel Tiger, Katerina Kittycat, and symbols from around the neighborhood. It also has a pocket on front that can be personalized with your child’s name.
Whether for her birthday party or just for fun, your little girl will be so excited to accessorize with a Daniel Tiger hair bow. A hair bow would also make a lovely decoration for the outside of a gift package.
Your toddler will be excited for naptime with this Daniel tiger nap mat. The nap mat rolls up for easy storage or travel, and the attached pillow and blanket feature fun pictures of Daniel Tiger and his friends.
This unique Daniel Tiger gift is a huggable pillow, decoration, and doll all rolled up into one. Your toddler will love squeezing this pillow as she drifts off to sleep or pretending it is Daniel Tiger himself during playtime.
Personalize your child’s bedroom door with this adorable Daniel Tiger trolley sign. The sign welcomes visitors to your child’s “neighborhood” with a friendly Daniel Tiger waving hello. You could also use this as a sign to hang on your front door as guests arrive for a Daniel Tiger birthday party.
This soft blanket is covered in lovable Daniel Tiger pictures. Choose from a variety of sizes from a lovey all the way up to a crib blanket, and choose the color of the minky backside of the blanket. You may also opt to have the blanket personalized with your little one’s name.
Daniel Tiger Bedding
Help your child feel safe in the dark with a Daniel Tiger nightlight. Choose from six different Daniel Tiger characters, and for just a little bit extra, you can even have your child’s name added to it. The seller offers the option of upgrading to a nightlight that automatically turns off, as well.
Commemorate the year your little one loved Daniel Tiger with a Christmas ornament. This Christmas ornament is made of solid wood. You can put together your own custom combination of pictures on the front and back and specify your personalization choices.
Hopefully, you have found the most “tiger-tastic” gift for the Daniel Tiger fan on your list!
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