Fred Rogers Center June Newsletter

We have had some challenging times these past few months and many requests from families and teachers about how best to support children during these periods of upset. Fred Rogers was always quick to respond in times of crisis with messages for children and families. He often said that children need to know that talking about their feelings, their questions, their...

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Fred’s Timeless Wisdom for Today’s World

I remember Fred saying, “I can only BEGIN to imagine what you’re going through,” when he heard from somebody about the challenges they were facing. And here I am writing a newsletter, just barely beginning to imagine what you are dealing with in these extraordinary times. With that in mind, I wanted to offer you something for whatever situation you’re...

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Fred Rogers Center April Newsletter

In 2014, internationally acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma was the inaugural recipient of the Fred Rogers Center Legacy Award at Saint Vincent College. Yo-Yo Ma was a long-time friend of Fred Rogers, appearing twice on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood where he shared his music with Fred Rogers and television viewers. When Fred was quite ill before his death, Yo-Yo would call him...

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A Love of Learning

I’ve always felt good about calling this newsletter “What we can continue to learn from Fred Rogers.“  And it’s been especially heartwarming to hear from so many of our readers that you, too, appreciate learning from the way Fred approached children, families, the world around us, and life in general. I was thinking of that because March 20th would have been Fred’s...

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Open-Ended Questions – “What do you think?”

There’s a real concern that teaching has become “asking a question so you can get the right answer.” But think about how much more you’re “teaching” when you stimulate critical thinking skills by asking questions that require deeper thinking…that don’t have a right or wrong answer…that can’t be answered in a word or two… that help start a conversation. Questions...

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Thank You – from our Neighborhood to yours

With the holidays just ahead this month, I want to give a special thanks to everyone and anyone who works with young children, including the people who support them -- directors and other administrative staff, higher ed professors, resource and referral staff, trainers and other technical support people. It does take a village to raise a child. [q_button type='normal_button' size='medium' text='Read...

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