Mister Rogers Neighborhood
This episode can be especially helpful for children with disabilities because of the discussion between Mister Rogers and Chrissie Thompson, a young girl with spina bifida. She helps him shine his shoes and talks about her feelings about the special shoes she needs to wear that connect to her leg braces. In Make-Believe Handyman Negri helps puppet Henrietta Pussycat who's afraid of witches.
Mister Rogers thought of himself first and foremost as a musician, and he was delighted to share his love of music. In this episode, world -renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma visits and viewers enjoy his extraordinary musical talent and get to know him. Performing a variety of musical pieces, he shows how he uses music to express all kinds of feelings. In Make-Believe, the neighbors are preparing for a bass violin festival.
This program deals with two difficult feelings in competition --jealousy and disappointment. Neighbor Chef Brockett talks with Mister Rogers about his disappointment when he didn't win a cake decorating contest. In Make-Believe, amid much excitement, Big Bird from "Sesame Street" arrives and reassures Henrietta that he will never take her place- that X the Owl will always be her best friend and closest neighbor.
Mister Rogers helps children know that even when people are angry, there are things they can with their hands that won't hurt themselves or anyone else. He also talks about the difference between real and pretend. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Elaine is worried that she has magically turned Mr. McFeely into a doll because she is so angry.
Mister Rogers visits Negri's Music Shop where musicians are playing different kinds of homemade instruments they made from things they find - pipes, wood, spoons and other found objects. In Make-Believe, King Friday has forbidden curiosity. But the neighbors can't stop being curious. Prince Tuesday is curious about traveling the special Panda "ping" way and Daniel Tiger is curious about what it would be like to live in a truck.
Organized thematically, a collection of children's letters to Mister Rogers and his replies explores such issues as family relationships, the world around, feelings and fears, television, and death, accompanied by helpful advice for parents on how to handle children's questions. Original.
These five episodes help children develop respect for the environment and all living things. Mister Rogers shows different ways to recycle as he makes toys and games from throw-aways. He meets an artist who sculpts with recycled things and he visits a recycling center with his empty bottles and cans. Special guest renowned oceanographer Sylvia Earle takes Mister Rogers snorkeling to help children appreciate the wonders of the ocean.
Everyone makes mistakes, grownups and children. In these five episodes Mister Rogers helps children know that making mistakes can be one way to learn. There's a visit with concert pianist Andre Watts who admits that even he makes mistakes, and that helps him be a better performer. Factory tours include how people make books and erasers. In Make Believe even King Friday makes mistakes.