Videos

Here you will find a list of videos which are collected from various pages throughout the Curriculum Toolkit website.

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Videos

Artistic Animation

Mister Rogers demonstrates artistic animation by using flip cards to simulate movement. The example also provides a nice illustration of using imagination and creativity.

Biting

Mister Rogers talks with children about why we have teeth and that teeth are not used for biting others.

Coping with Fear

In the neighborhood of make-believe, Daniel Striped Tiger overcomes his fear of Santa Claus.

Creativity and Imagination

Mister Rogers talks about how you can use a shoebox for many purposes and then makes a shoebox into a bed.

Curiosity

Mister Rogers talks to children about it being good to wonder about things and how that is what helps us learn.

Dealing with Anger

Mister Rogers uses song to talk about the various ways that children can deal with anger and how children can learn to have control over their behavior.

Dealing with Disappoinment

Mister Rogers uses nursery rhyme posters to help children learn how using their imagination can help them deal with disappointment.

Expressing Feelings

Mister Rogers plays the piano to express feelings such as fear, anger, and happiness.

Giving and Receiving

Mister Rogers talks about how giving or accepting things is a way of showing love.

Going to School

Lady Elaine is worried that Prince Tuesday and Daniel Striped Tiger are not prepared to go to school.

Growing on the Inside

Mister Rogers talks about how we are more than just what’s on the outside and that it’s important to understand and love the things on the inside, like our thoughts and feelings.

Hide and Seek

Mister Rogers plays hide and seek with the viewer and talks about how it’s frustrating when you can’t find who you are looking for.

Imagination

Mister Rogers uses the blank pages of a book to teach children about imagination.

It's You I Like

Mister Rogers sings “It’s You I Like”.

Model Airplane

Mister Rogers builds a model airplane.

Recycling

Mister Rogers shows children how to make toys out of objects that were going to be thrown away and the enjoyment of making your own toys.

The Death of a Pet

One of Mister Rogers’ goldfish dies and he buries it in the yard. Mister Rogers talks about losing a pet when he was younger.

The Human Body

Mister Rogers shows children an x-ray of the rib cage and spinal cord.

The Objects Around Us

Mister Rogers uses a magnifying glass to give children a different perspective on the various objects that are in their world.

The Trolley as a Transition

This clip from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood demonstrates the use of the trolley as a transitional object between reality and the land of make-believe.

Fred Rogers Oral History Project Interviews

Anderson, Daniel: Children’s Interaction with Television

Daniel Anderson discusses how children have the capacity to interact with television in a rational and sensible manner and that television has a strong power to communicate with children.

Anderson, Daniel: Mister Rogers' Neighborhood as a Single-Premise Show

Daniel Anderson discusses how Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood was a single premise show in that it was designed exclusively for a preschool audience. This is in contrast to Sesame Street which was a deliberately double premise show in that it tried to appeal to parents as well as children.

Boyce, Doreen: Modern Toys and Games

Doreen Boyce discusses the importance of toys and games that involve children using their own creativity and the question of whether modern electronic toys can effectively do this.

Browning, Kirk: The Emotion of Television

Kirk Browning speaks of his goal of making the viewer care about what they are watching and the idea that television is not just for providing information, but for making the viewers feel and think.

Chen, Milton: Social and Emotional Learning

Milton Chen discusses the importance of teaching about emotions through television and how Fred Rogers understood the connections between social/emotional learning and academic/cognitive learning.

Chen, Milton: The Power of Television

Milton Chen speaks of his first impressions of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and how children form a real connection to what they see on television.

Curry, Nancy: Eye Gaze

Nancy Curry discusses the importance of “eye gaze” as a way that human beings relate to one another and the ways in which Fred Rogers was able to use eye gaze to effectively connect with his audience.

Curry, Nancy: Transitional Object Theory

Nancy Curry discusses the importance of transitional objects for children, in particular in helping children adjust from home to school, and how Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood used the trolley as a transitional object from reality to fantasy and back.

Galinsky, Ellen: Engaged Learning

Ellen Galinsky reflects upon how Fred Rogers explored difficult topics with children by speaking directly to them and how children learned from this interaction.

Galinsky, Ellen: Play as the Work of Children

Ellen Galinsky discusses how play is the mechanism through which children understand the world.

Ganz Cooney, Joan: Reality and Fantasy

Joan Ganz Cooney discusses Fred Rogers’ strong belief in keeping reality and fantasy separate on his show and how this highlighted a significant difference in philosophy between Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and Sesame Street.

Gruner, Nancy: Mister Rogers and Children

Nancy Gruner discusses the strong connection that Fred Rogers was able to make with children, even in the early days of the show.

Linn, Susan: Death

Susan Linn talks about the death of Fred Rogers with her puppet, Audrey.

Linn, Susan: Reflections on the Santa Claus Episode

Susan Linn discusses the Santa Claus Episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

Linn, Susan: The Problem of Edu-tainment

Susan Linn discusses how modern education has adopted the idea that children need to be entertained in order to learn. In contrast, she cites Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood as an example of how children can use their imaginations in constructing knowledge.

Santomero, Angela: Imagination and Attention

Angela Santomero discusses how imagination works differently for children when playing by themselves as opposed to watching television and that children often have a higher level of attention for visual stimuli.

Santomero, Angela: Repetition as the Key to Learning

Angela Santomero discusses her initiative to show the same episode of Blues Clues each day throughout the week because children learn more through repetition. Repetition is also integrated into the format of each show.

Santomero, Angela: The Development of Blue's Clues

Angela Santomero discusses the development of Blues Clues and how the show pays tribute to Fred Rogers through processes such as interacting directly with the camera and having a specific transition to an imaginary world.

Selig, Josh: Real Characters in Children’s Television

Josh Selig speaks of the influence of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood on him as a person and the difficulty of getting support for using human beings as characters in children’s shows.

Selig, Josh: Reflections

Josh Selig speaks about his beginnings in the field of children’s television and the importance of creating puppets as three-dimensional characters.

Singer, Dorothy: Play and Imagination

Dorothy Singer discusses how Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood used puppets in such a way to help children use their imagination, showing that you don’t need elaborate materials to help children learn.

Singer, Dorothy: Prosocial Behavior

Dorothy Singer discusses how Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood emphasized prosocial behaviors including civility and manners and how the show did teach cognitive skills, just not in an explicit manner.

Singer, Dorothy: The Social and Emotional Focus of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Dorothy Singer reflects on the Fred Rogers’ visits to Yale University and the connection he developed with children and college students alike. She attributes this to the show discussing events and emotions to which children could relate.

Singer, Jerome: Cognitive Schemas

Jerome Singer discusses how Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood complemented the basic cognitive processes of children in that it was slow-moving and allowed children time to reflect upon the concepts being taught.

Singer, Jerome: Pretend Play

Jerome Singer discusses the importance of make-believe or pretend play in child development and how Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood made use of this philosophy.

Singer, Jerome: Social Learning Theory

Jerome Singer discusses Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory and how it related to television viewing with children who are heavy viewers of television violence being more likely to engage in aggressive behavior and the positive effect of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood in promoting pro-social behavior.

Singer, Jerome: The Promotion of Positive Behavior

Jerome Singer discusses the need for television that promotes positive behavior in children and the importance of using real people as characters in children’s programming.

Off-site Miscellaneous Videos

AGKidZone's Mariyoku Yummy: Yummy Melody Match and other Games

Disney Preschool’s Handy Manny: “Hammer Time” and other Episodes

Nick Jr.'s Blues Clues: “Math!” and other Episodes

Nick Jr.'s Yo Gabba Gabba: Party in my Tummy

Nick Jr.’s Miss Spiders’ Sunny Patch Friends: A Little Slow

PBS Kids’ Sesame Street: Color Me Hungry and other Games

PBS Kids’ Sesame Street: Grover Presents “G” Words

PBS Kids’ Sid the Science Kid: I Sense and other Games

Popsies: Happy and Sad

The Letter People: Mr. T

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