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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.

TV Schedule

Closed Captioned Friends #1507 [TV-Y]
Mr. McFeely accompanies Mister Rogers to Betty Aberlin's house, where they watch Betty's friend Mary Jo Barron teach a group of children some games and songs.

  • KET Sunday, November 22 at 5:30 am EST

Friends #1508 [TV-Y]
At a restaurant, Mister Rogers visits the kitchen to see how food is prepared and meets the chef.

  • KET Sunday, November 29 at 5:30 am EST

Friends #1509 [TV-Y]
Mister Rogers shows how to make a variety of musical sounds using bottles filled with water.

  • KET Sunday, December 6 at 5:30 am EST

Closed Captioned Friends #1510 [TV-Y]
Using empty milk cartons, an oatmeal box, and other household containers, Mister Rogers builds a miniature village in a sandbox—complete with buildings, bridges, and tunnels.

  • KET Sunday, December 13 at 5:30 am EST

Day Care #1517 [TV-Y]
Mister Rogers visits a zipper factory. The King and Queen leave for their trip to the Royal School of Castle Management, leaving Prince Tuesday in the care of Mr. Aber.

  • KET Sunday, December 20 at 5:30 am EST

Day Care #1520 [TV-Y]
Mister Rogers visits a factory where graham crackers are made. The King and Queen return from their trip, and Prince Tuesday says goodbye to his "night- and day-care giver." King Friday tells his son that he's proud of him for coping so well while the King and Queen were away.

  • KET Sunday, December 27 at 5:30 am EST

Work #1530 [TV-Y]
Mister Rogers talks about his work of making television programs and writing songs, then shows a film of children playing and explains that, in a way, play is a kind of "work" that kids do.

  • KET Sunday, January 3 at 5:30 am EST

Music #1546 [TV-Y]
Mister Rogers shows how the studio musicians play the music for his TV show. King Friday wants to have a bass violin festival, but he is the only one who actually plays the bass violin. Lady Elaine tries disguising her accordion as a bass violin so she can be part of the festival.

  • KET Sunday, January 10 at 5:30 am EST

Music #1547 [TV-Y]
Yo-Yo Ma visits Mister Rogers and plays the cello. King Friday insists that everyone learn to play the bass violin, but several of the neighbors are having trouble with it.

  • KET Sunday, January 17 at 5:30 am EST

Music #1548 [TV-Y]
Folk singer Ella Jenkins teaches Chuck Aber and Mister Rogers a hand-clapping game. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, all the neighbors try to figure out how to include a bass violin in what they do best so they can be in the festival. Lady Aberlin decides to try dancing with a bass violin rather than playing it.

  • KET Sunday, January 24 at 5:30 am EST

Closed Captioned Music #1549 [TV-Y]
While listening to a brass quintet rehearse, Mister Rogers learns how to listen carefully to pick out the sound of each instrument.

  • KET Sunday, January 31 at 5:30 am EST
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   Price available upon request.
   teacher's guide with activities based on episode themes: Mister Rogers' Plan & Play Book
   Family Communications
   4802 Fifth Ave.
   Pittsburgh, PA 15213

   Price available upon request.
   "When Your Child Goes to School" booklet
   Family Communications
   4802 Fifth Ave.
   Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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