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Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Mister Rogers talks in a way young children understand, at a pace they can absorb and with a consistency that creates a calm, safe place for preschoolers. Topics with sensitive emotional concerns are always carefully blended with fun and whimsy to match a young child's interests and level of understanding.

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Mister Rogers encourages drawing a picture of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and he points out that each person's picture would be different. He also shows a video of how people make crayons. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday decides to have a "Draw The Neighborhood" contest and Lady Elaine Fairchilde decides she will win. She tells the Neighbors that she hates to lose and when she was growing up, her sister always won. Throughout this special week Mister Rogers discusses sibling rivalry, jealousy and positive ways of dealing with competition.

Art

Mister Rogers shows an animation device that a friend made. He also shows slides and a reproduction of famous works by Picasso. In Make Believe, Lady Aberlin is making her portrait of the King; X The Owl and Henrietta have already finished theirs. Lady Elaine isn't interested in doing a portrait of King Friday and sends over a Picasso instead! Mister Rogers goes to Chef Brocketts' Bakery to hear The Spanish Singing Bakers. Back at his place he makes a rhythm rattle similar to the one the singers use.

Art

Mister Rogers plays with clay and then visits potter, Bill Strickland. They make a pot together at the potter's wheel. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, the Queen admires the King's portrait Miss Paulificate has made on the back of a jacket, and Lady Elaine uses her boomerang magic to cover all the portraits with play clay. Mister Rogers talks about how we can use all kinds of art to express how we feel.

Getting an immunization at the doctor's office can be one of the times when a child feels scared and not very brave or strong. Mister Rogers talks about children's feelings about immunization and gets one himself at the doctor's. Playing with a doctor kit and a doll can also help children manage such difficult times. In Make-Believe, Daniel's friends help him find courage to go back to his clock stopping the cereal snow.

Cellist Yo-Yo Ma comes to visit Mister Rogers. They talk about music and feelings, and Yo-Yo Ma plays cello music that can express different emotions. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin tries in vain to learn to play the bass violin. Lady Elaine Fairchilde has a clever solution.

Mister Rogers visits the Carnegie Art Museum. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, X the Owl receives a letter from Big Bird of "Sesame Street" saying he's bringing his entry to King Friday's drawing contest. X the Owl gets so excited about Big Bird's news that Henrietta Pussycat feels jealous and is afraid of losing X's friendship.

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