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Grow and Learn: In & Around the Neighborhood

Date: 1999
Author: Roberta Schomburg Ph.D., Hedda Bluestone Sharapan
Illustrator: Ben Mahan
Designer: Moonhee Pak
Editor: Joellyn Thrall Cicciarelli
Publisher: Creative Teaching Press Inc.
Series: Grow & Learn
ISBN: 1574715488
Purchase: Amazon (Paperback)


Editorial Consultants: Cathy Cohen Droz, Elaine Lynch, Aisha White
Project Director: Carolea Williams

1999 Creative Teaching Press, Inc.
1999 Family Communications, Inc.


For over 30 years, Mister Rogers has been a television friend to young children, helping them grow both "inside and out" as they learn along withi him every day. In & Around the Neighborhood brings to you his deep understanding of children and how they grow, and features practical, hands-on activities for your classroom.

Just look inside In & Around the Neighborhood -- there is so much to do! Children learn about the places where people go as they create a block city; make a map; and pretend about stores, hospitals, and car washes. Children experience what people in their neighborhood do as they pretend about occupations such as mail carrier, hairstylist, and doctor. And children gain a feeling of safety and security as they explore transportation through creating a milk-carton train, playing a traffic-light game, and pretending about riding a bus.

As a teacher, you have many ways to help children learn about communities and the people in them. Now, with these ideas from Mister Rogers and In & Around the Neighborhood, you will have a wonderful resource to support you in this important work.

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