I know it’s really easy to make jokes about the pace and tone of the Neighborhood shows and materials they offer — especially in a world today that is so fast paced and technology based. But I spent several years studying Fred Rogers’ work and if you just take the time to really look, you’ll see some incredible things:
- his language of creativity;
- his advocacy for child development;
- his ability to see that while the outer world has changed, a child’s inner life is still in need of safe and sacred space in which to grow.
And even after his death, there are incredibly talented people who have worked with the Neighborhood from the start who are maintaining and nurturing the growth of all Fred’s work. You can learn about their work at the The Fred Rogers Company.