What do you notice?

Press play on any episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and you’ll find yourself invited to slow down and notice something. Settle in, take your time, look carefully, listen deeply. The beautiful slowness in Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood episodes is not simply for the sake of being slow. The slowness allows depth to grow from the simplicity of noticing. Look at one thing,...

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A Tribute to Joanne Rogers

This month’s newsletter is a tribute to our very special “neighbor,” Joanne Rogers, who died Thursday, January 14. As the Fred Rogers Center wrote - We are heartbroken to share the news of the passing of Joanne Rogers, the widow of Fred Rogers. She was a joyful and tender-hearted spirit, whose laughter and kindness will be deeply missed. Instrumental in the development...

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Fred Rogers Center December Newsletter

As we enter this holiday season, we hope that each of you will find ways to express gratitude to those around you - children, family, friends, co-workers, the helpers in our communities, and people who may seem like strangers to you. We all have something to contribute and looking for the ways that others contribute to our well-being is one...

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A Musical Holiday Gift

With the approaching holidays, I’ve been thinking about some of the gifts that Fred has given us over the years. His messages were about things that were important to young children, but they were also important to Fred personally -- appreciating others, connecting with family and friends, and enjoying music. And I remembered a Neighborhood program when those messages came together....

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On the Importance of Slowing Down

On December 1, the Fred Rogers Center hosted a webinar on The Importance of Slowing Down featuring a panel of educators from Educators’ Neighborhood. During the 90-minute conversation, educators shared a wealth of ideas about why slowing down is important for children and for the educator-helpers who work in organizations that support children’s learning and care. Our discussion was anchored in the...

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