ERIC Number: ED310850
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Turning Caring into Action.
Rogers, Fred M.
Fred Rogers, creator and host of the television program "Mister Roger's Neighborhood," believes strongly in several propositions concerning the healthy development and education of young children. These ideas include the following: (1) to grow up to be healthy, very young children do not need to know how to read, but they do need to know how to play; (2) no matter how helpful computers are as tools, they do not compare to a teacher-child relationship which is human and mutual; (3) there is a great difference between insisting on someone's doing something and establishing an atmosphere in which that person can grow into wanting to do it; and (4) appropriate television experiences can have an extremely beneficial impact on children. (RH)
Descriptors: Childhood Needs, Early Childhood Education, Early Experience, Emotional Experience, Preschool Children, Television Viewing, Toddlers
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Publications Division, Box 7998, Austin, TX 78713-7998 ($0.40).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Southwest Foundations (40th, Corpus Christi, TX, May 11-13, 1988).