"Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood": Do You Remember This Iconic TV Show for Kids? by Mike Prochaska
Do you remember “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood?” I remember being a kiddo watching this show repeatedly! It was one of my favorite shows on PBS as kid. The show first aired in 1968 and the last set of episodes were aired in August 2011. In each episode, Mr. Rogers would be seen coming home singing, "Won't you be my neighbor?" Then, he'd change into sneakers and a red cardigan knitted by his mother. In every episode there would be a theme and Mr. Rogers would have a conversation with his audience, interact with live guests or take you on a field trip somewhere.
Each episode also included a trip to Mr. Rogers "neighborhood of make believe," featuring a trolley with its own chiming theme song, a castle and the subject discussed often allowed further development of discussion in the "real world."
There’s a new show on PBS called “Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood,” which is based off “Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood.” The show centers around Daniel Tiger and his family and many of the characters from the neighborhood of make believe.
What shows do you like your kids to watch?
Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood Toys $5 & Up
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood Books $4 & Up
Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood DVDs $10 & Up
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