March 2016

Fred Rogers’ Unfinished Work

In an archival folder dated late 2002, I found this little note. Fred was preparing his commencement address to Dartmouth College (where he had attended as an undergraduate). He jotted down the main idea of his talk on a small piece of stationary from Rollins College (to which he transferred from Dartmouth). This Dartmouth address became one of Fred’s last public speeches....

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Saint Vincent College Rogers Center To Celebrate Fred Fest March 14-19

LATROBE, PA – In honor of the 88th anniversary of the late Fred Rogers’ birthday on March 20, Saint Vincent College students and faculty will be celebrating his legacy with a series of events called Fred Fest during the week of March 14 to 19. Area residents, especially children, have been invited to participate as all events and activities are...

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Plugging in with Puppets On-Screen

In a recent e-newsletter for the Fred Rogers Center, early childhood development expert Hedda Sharapan unpacked how and why Fred used puppets with children. He believed that puppets helped adults understand children’s thoughts, feelings, and concerns. Hedda wrote, “Puppets can be powerful learning tools for you [the adult] too. Because they can open the door for some important conversations, they...

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