A Sudden Case of 'Routine Maintenance' in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe

A Sudden Case of ‘Routine Maintenance’ in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) Our local amusement park has a ride based on Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. The trolley takes you past large-scale mock-ups of various sets from The Neighborhood of Make-Believe, and yes, Trolley goes through a tunnel. “Come along, come along, to the castle hug-and-song,” you’re supposed to say to the characters at each stop along the ride. Okay, the…

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It's a Didactic Day in the Neighborhood: Mister Rogers and Educational Ideology

It’s a Didactic Day in the Neighborhood: Mister Rogers and Educational Ideology (Jerz’s Literacy Weblog) I recently lamented that my kids are growing up without Mister Rogers -– a very sweet public television show that features an infinitely gentle father figure who wears cardigans and talks directly to the camera. (We don’t have good reception of our local PBS station.) Someone gave us a copy of a Mister Rogers show. My…