Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Celebrate Mister Rogers' 50th Anniversary

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I remember as a little girl the sound of Mister Rogers singing its a wonderful day in the neighborhood was enough to make me stop everything I was doing to run and watch.  I adored him as a child and his also kind/calm demeanor.  Mister Rogers understood kids and understood that even though we were small we had big feelings.  He never once shamed us for them, but instead helped us to understand them.

I don't know about you, but I am pretty excited about the 50th Anniversary DVD set being released by PBS.


 This special set of 32 memorable episodes and over 15 hours of content celebrates the 50th anniversary of the beloved Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, the pioneering children’s television series from The Fred Rogers Company. Mister Rogers helps children learn the importance of being kind to others, appreciating what makes everyone unique, recycling and taking care of our planet, and much more in the classic series. The new release also includes a very special bonus episode – the series premiere, in original black-and-white! 
MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD: IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY COLLECTION” will be available on March 27, 2018 ($19.99 SRP). The four-disc collection has a total run time of 928 minutes. Episodes of the program are also available for digital download.
Through his popular daily TV visits, generations of young children have grown up with the kind and gentle Mister Rogers, who created a calm and safe place that welcomed all to his neighborhood. With real-life guests, adventurous field trips and charming make-believe segments, the iconic Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood encouraged kids ages 2-5 to learn about themselves and the world around them, speaking directly to the series’ young audience with his unique one-to-one affirmation of their self-worth. Celebrity guest stars have included: Tony BennettJulia Child, Margaret Hamilton, Michael KeatonYo-Yo MaWynton Marsalis, Rita Moreno, and Bill Nye.
Episodes featured on the DVD include:
Helping Children Know What to Expect at School
Creating with Friends is Different than Playing Alone
Play is the Work of Childhood
Respecting All Living Creatures
Opera Day
Ups and Downs of Friendship
Learning about Rules and Limits
Appreciating the People Who Came Before
Food and Love Go Hand in Hand
Music As a Way to Express Feelings
Families Come in Different Shapes and Sizes
Celebrating Big and Little Things
Lots of Different Things for Play and Pretending
Each Person is Unique – Yet We All Have Much in Common
Being Kind to Ourselves and Others
Nobody Knows What You’re Thinking Unless You Tell Them
Games Can Be Fun, But Not If You’re Left Out
Recycling and Other Ways to care for Our Planet
Learning to Take Care of Yourself
Trying on Different Roles
We All Have Art Inside of Us
Understanding Concepts of Up and Down
The Strength of Love – Even Through Angry Times
Appreciating our Uniqueness
Some Things Change…Some Things Stay the Same
Needing Help and Giving Help
Feeling Good About Who We Are
Encouraging Generosity and Gratitude
Strengths and Limitations, Abilities and Disabilities    
Wondering and Asking Questions
Enjoying Books and Recognizing Symbols
Valuing All Kinds of Art

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