Newsletter/Video Archive: Relationships
All through the Neighborhood series Fred let his young viewers know that their ideas matter and that they have much to contribute to a conversation.
Fred Rogers believed deeply that children learn social-emotional skills in order to please the people who care about them. So when you “pull up a chair” or find another way to give a child your full attention some time in the day.
Fred Rogers said at first he wanted to be interesting and fun for the children. But the more comfortable he became with himself and with the children, the more he realized that the most important thing is to LISTEN.”
As you can hear on this Neighborhood video, there was another, more personal reason why Fred wore those sweaters. When I watched it, I found a new appreciation for what “things” mean to children -- and to all of us.