Mister Rogers' Neighborhood - Going to School (with Toy Bus)
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Top Customer Reviews
My three-year old son and I are both enormous fans of Mr. Rogers and own the first week of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood on DVD, as well as the Friendship/Love DVD and Circus Time DVD. All those DVDs are wonderful in that the single episodes hold together and don't leave a lot of unanswered questions (to be answered in a follow on episode).
I was hesitant to buy this DVD not only because it was a single 1/2 hour episode for ten dollars, but more because I was concerned it would not hold together conceptually because Mr. Rogers shows ran for half an hour a day for a full week to bring an idea or event to full fruition at the conclusion of a five-episode week. My fears were justified. About six (very interesting minutes) of this DVD is an overview of a crayon factory. The rest of the DVD is equal parts Mr. Rogers drawing with crayons at an easel, and time spent in the Neighborhood of Make Believe preparing for King Friday's art competition. Lady Elaine is certain she will win The Competition because she wants to. She goes so far as to say angrily "I HATE to lose, I hate it!" and "people like you when you win!" Miss Cow is uncertain how an art contest can even be judged, since art is subjective. Clearly the episode was setting the stage for teaching children about competition, losing, winning, and what art really is. And then just like that, the 30 minutes is over and none of those issues are explained or resolved.Read more ›
But ... what an amazing program. What an amazing man. Fred Rogers wrote all of the music featured in the program. Fred wrote most of the scripts. Fred voiced and handled most of the puppets in the Land of Make Believe. Fred was primarily responsible for securing funding in the '60s for a new concept called PBS.
I don't know if Volume 2 is any more special than any of the other seasons or volumes, but it what pure joy it was to watch as an adult some of the same shows that I watched as a kid, and to learn just how enriching the content is from an adult perspective.
My children love Mister Rogers' Neighborhood more than any other children's show out there, and I just want to say, "Thanks, Amazon, for making Mister Rogers available to the next generation of children!"
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just watched a Ted Talk that informed me that educational children's shows do not have a negative impact on kids (3+ years old). They showed a clip Mr. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Emily D.
So good to have this calm presence available for streaming for my son. RIP, Fred Rigers, and thank you..Published 6 days ago by Andrew Sharp
I purchased this for my two small grandchildren. I miss the calm and nurturing approach to children's entertainment. Mr. Rogers had that and more. Read morePublished 8 days ago by new grandma.