Family Communications. 1995. Mister Rogers' plan and play book: Activities from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood for parents and child care providers. (4th ed.). Pittsburgh, PA: Family Communications, 415 pp. plus 18 items.
Annotation: This book suggests learning activities parents and child care providers can use with children; it is organized to supplement activities seen on the daily episodes of the television program, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, " hosted by Fred Rogers. The introduction suggests several ways to effectively use the book, describes the importance of creative learning in children's growth and development, and discusses adapting the activities for children with special health needs. Each activity summarizes the plot of the daily episode, lists the objectives, lists materials needed, and provides instructions for the activity. Other materials available from the publisher include a catalog; a program description of the Mister Rogers' Neighborhood Child Care Partnership; and a sample issue of the newsletter, "Around the Neighborhood." Other products include pamphlets and books from the "Let's Talk About It series;" these include a book on adoption, and pamphlets on topics such as talking with families about discipline, divorce, creativity, pets, child care, moving, dental visits, starting school, children's trips to the hospital, and about talking with young children about death. Another series of books for children is called "First Experiences;" topics include going to day care, the doctor, the dentist, and toilet training.
Contact: Family Communications, 4802 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, Telephone: (412) 687-2990 Fax: (412) 687-1226 Web Site: http://www.fci.org/ $17.95 plus $5.00 shipping and handling for book; prepayment required for orders under $50.00; make checks payable to Family Communications. Prices and shipping costs for other items vary, contact publisher. Document Number: ISBN 1-885950-004.
Keywords: Catalogs, Child care workers, Child development, Children, Children with special health care needs, Educational materials, Learning activities, Materials for children, Materials for parents, Newsletters, Parents, Play, Program descriptions, Resource materials