Fred Rogers’ Approach to STEAM

Most people associate Fred’s work with social-emotional development. It certainly had that at its core, but I always thought of it as dealing with not only that, but the whole child -- or should I say “the whole neighborhood” including people, places and things. In fact, I would often say that Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood offered three basic messages: “helping children...

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Helping Children with Tragic Events in the News

Whenever there’s tragedy in the news, like the recent shootings in Pittsburgh and California, I worry about how young children interpret (and misinterpret) what they hear -- not only from the news but also from the conversations of the adults around them. And I’m concerned that we get tangled in our own emotional reactions, and that makes the news even...

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