Fred Rogers, master of the old school

Spurred by the recent Garden of Your Mind video, I downloaded several dozen episodes of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and showed a few to Max and Mina yesterday in the background as they played with legos and watercolors. Mina was indifferent, but Max was entranced for a good while. There’s a lot of talking on this show, and I seem to remember that being an annoyance to me when I was watching it thirty plus years ago. Max seemed to lose interest as Fred droned on and on about things, but perked up during psychedelic trolley scenes and horrifying puppet shows – just as I remember doing. So if you want to try something old school in your kids’ TV lineup, you might try MRN.

And of course, watching any breaking video is a good enough reason to show Little Superstar again:

One Reply to “Fred Rogers, master of the old school”

  1. I think it only works well when you have little kids around to observe. I tried to watch it and had to stop it when Mr. Rogers tried to do the wave…..

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