Mr. Rogers Neighborhood 美國小朋友最溫暖的鄰舍

This man is so ahead of his time.

Felt nostalgic when the theme song played at the beginning of the audio book and Mr Roger says “it’s a beautiful day in this neighborhood….”

今年初我的同溫層開始分享這位兒童教育家牧師Mr. Rogers 1969年在美國參議院面前說明為什麼持續給予公共電視經費製作好的兒童節目是如此重要。真的是毫無說教但影響力深遠的一位牧師。其實小時候孫叔叔說故事是一樣的心意啊~

“1969, Mr. Rogers addressed the Senate to argue that funding for PBS should not be cut. ”

幼稚園時期每天看他的節目。現在再聽他用那個特有的溫柔聲音跟孩子說話還是好療癒。美國數百萬孩子都聽過他說你很特別,說有情緒是很好的,說你在世上很重要,說人可以生氣傷心但是可以怎麼處理情緒,說很喜歡你想作你的好朋友,而且教孩子怎麼綁鞋帶 (我到現在都記得)

“As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has- or ever will have- something inside that is unique to all time. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression.”

“There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth.”
—- Fred Rogers

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