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THE NEIGHBORHOOD ARCHIVE - All Things Mister Rogers

Won't You Be My Neighbor? (Musictivity)

 

WRITTEN BY: Fred Rogers
PUBLISHED: 1994
FORMAT: Cassette/Book
PUBLISHER: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
SERIES: Musictivity
ISBN: 0793529271

Track List

Side 1

  1. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  2. It's You I Like
  3. Many Ways to Say I Love You
  4. Everything Grows Together
  5. You've Got To Do It
  6. Sometimes People Are Good
  7. Did You Know?
  8. It's Such a Good Feeling

Side 2

  1. Won't You Be My Neighbor?
  2. It's You I Like
  3. Many Ways to Say I Love You
  4. Everything Grows Together
  5. You've Got To Do It
  6. Sometimes People Are Good
  7. Did You Know?
  8. It's Such a Good Feeling

Notes

This publication includes roughly 30 pages of activities for children to complete as they listen to the associated cassette tape and sing along with Mister Rogers' songs.

The book opens with another message for parents from Mister Rogers:

Music has always been an important part of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Through our Neighborhood songs I've been able to share everyday thoughts and feelings that I believe are central to childhood. The songs have given me ways to express a full range of human emotions, from the good feelings children can have of pride, caring, and love...to difficult ones, like anger or jealousy or fear.

The "musictivity" book offers some ways to build on the ideas in the songs and to encourage children's creative play about the themes. When we help children talk and play about things, they're more likely to go on and use those ideasin their everyday experiences. At the same time, it's so helpful to show them we value their imagination adn their creativity, both essential for self-esteem and learning.

We're grateful for all that you bring to our songs and to these activities. Music has always enriched and nourished my life. Whatever ways you have of appreciating music can make a real difference to the children in your family or in your care.

Parents are encouraged to listen to the recording and work through the corresponding activities with their children as they talk about the themes. The final two pages of the book include an extensive list of suggestions for parents as they work with children on these lessons.

The activities themselves are quite creative and very relevant to the Neighborhood program itself. Included are such things as finding Xs hidden in X the Owl's tree, finding silly things that don't belong in Mister Rogers' fish tank, and helping characters find their ways to their Neighborhood homes. Scattered throughout the activities are pages containing the lyrics to the various songs on the recording.

Copyright © 1994 by HAL LEONARD CORPORATION


Appearing In This Book

Mister Rogers | King Friday XIII | X the Owl | Daniel Striped Tiger | Lady Elaine Fairchilde | Queen Sara Saturday | Prince Tuesday | Cornflake S. Pecially | Ana Platypus | Henrietta Pussycat

Appearing On This Tape

Mister Rogers

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