Mister Rogers visits with Koko the gorilla who has learned how to communicate in sign language. In Make-Believe, there's a gorilla, too, who seems scary until the neighbors get to know him. And there's a video of how people make play balls.
Magician David Copperfield teaches Mister Rogers how to do a magic trick. It takes lots of practice. In Make-Believe, X is giving flying lessons, and there’s a video of what the world looks like from a bird’s point of view.
Bill Nye "the Science Guy" stops by to show a science experiment using baking soda and vinegar to blow up a balloon. Mister Rogers shows a video of dump trucks at a construction site, and In Make-Believe, all that was lost is found.
From PBS Kids - Mister Rogers plays dress-up with wigs and glasses, and says that, “You can get dressed up in the fanciest of things, but the best style comes from inside, and it often spreads on your face with a smile.” He shows a video about how people make sneakers. In Make-Believe everyone is looking for the King’s lost crown.
From PBS Kids - Mister Rogers and Mr. McFeely sort their garbage and take it to a recycling center to see what happens to discarded bags, bottles and cans. In Make-Believe there are garbage cans everywhere, and all the dumps are full. Mister Rogers talks about the good feelings we get from taking care of others.
From PBS Kids - Mister Rogers visits with a Special Olympics team and their coach. The children, some of whom use wheelchairs, are practicing for an upcoming meet. In Make-Believe even King Friday is becoming part of the fun and games with the help of Randy Caribou.
From PBS Kids - Mister Rogers visits Tom O’Horgan who shows viewers his collection of unusual musical instruments. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe all Neighbors from Westwood, Southwood, and Northwood join in to celebrate a Bass Violin Festival. Mister Rogers plays the piano and shows how he might play if he feels happy or if he feels angry.
From PBS Kids - A Neighborhood friend, Ella Jenkins, teaches Mister Rogers a rhythmic clapping game. Neighbors in Make-Believe are each finding their own ways to be part of the Bass Violin Festival.
From PBS Kids - Mister Rogers shows how people make construction paper and makes some paper chains. He reminds viewers that it can take a lot of trying to learn something – the important thing is to keep trying. In Make-Believe Lady Elaine Fairchilde is teaching others how to use a boomerang.
Adults may find the pace too slow, but children are calmed by Mr. Rogers gentle demeanor. This long running PBS series, aimed at kids under 7, introduces kids to simple pleasures like playing the piano and visiting neighbors.
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