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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

Learning #1652 [TV-Y]
Mister Rogers uses a broken tube from the vacuum cleaner to pretend he's an elephant with a long trunk. Then folk singer Ella Jenkins visits and teaches him a new song. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Lady Aberlin is doing research on what makes the wind blow.

  • KET Sunday, July 26 at 5:30 am EDT

Trying & Learning/How People Make Construction Paper #1653 [TV-Y]
Mister Rogers shows a chain made from strips of construction paper and explains that you can even do the project without scissors, by tearing the paper into strips rather than cutting it. Mr. McFeely delivers a video that shows how colored construction paper is made.

  • KET Sunday, August 2 at 4:30 am EDT
  • KET Sunday, August 2 at 5:30 am EDT

Words: Clap & Stomp/Rhythmic Performers from STOMP! #1695 [TV-Y]
Members of the percussion group Stomp! show how they create rhythms with their hands and feet as well as everyday objects like brooms, pipes, and pails. Using a sign that says "Clap" on one side and "Stomp" on the other, Mister Rogers practices making up rhythms.

  • KET Sunday, August 9 at 5:30 am EDT

Violinist Hilary Hahn/Some Things Children Can't Yet Understand #1755 [TV-Y]
Violinist Hillary Hahn talks about the rewards that come from working at the things that interest us.

  • KET Sunday, August 16 at 5:30 am EDT

Closed Captioned Mistakes #1576 [TV-Y]
Mister Rogers explains that everyone makes mistakes sometimes. Ventriloquist Susan Linn shows how she uses puppets to help people talk about their feelings. X the Owl makes a mistake and writes a note saying he's sorry to Audrey Duck, who accepts his apology and then writes a poem about how she feels.

  • KET Sunday, August 23 at 5:30 am EDT

Closed Captioned Mistakes #1577 [TV-Y]
Mister Rogers shows a film about how books are made. Then he finds a mistake in a book he is reading and explains that some errors are easier to correct than others.

  • KET Sunday, August 30 at 5:30 am EDT

Closed Captioned Divorce #1476 [TV-Y]
At a picnic, Prince Tuesday meets a new girl and her mother. His new friend explains that her father doesn't live with them because her parents are divorced.

  • KET Sunday, September 6 at 5:30 am EDT

Divorce #1478 [TV-Y]
Prince Tuesday has disappeared, and Handyman Negri organizes a search party to find him.

  • KET Sunday, September 13 at 5:30 am EDT

Closed Captioned Competition #1481 [TV-Y]
Mister Rogers suggests drawing a picture of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, pointing out that each person's creation will be unique, and shows a film about how crayons are made.

  • KET Sunday, September 20 at 5:30 am EDT

Competition #1482 [TV-Y]
Mister Rogers visits the Carnegie Museum of Art. King Friday decides to hold a drawing contest for everyone in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and X the Owl gets a letter from Big Bird saying that he'll be bringing an entry over from Sesame Street.

  • KET Sunday, September 27 at 5:30 am EDT
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   teacher's guide with activities based on episode themes: Mister Rogers' Plan & Play Book
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   Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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   "When Your Child Goes to School" booklet
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