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When You Wonder, You’re Learning

Mister Rogers’ Enduring Lessons for Raising Creative, Curious, Caring Kids

This book will transport readers back to the magical world of Mister Rogers Neighborhood and open the curtain behind the wonderful science of a childhood classic. Using this nostalgic backdrop, the authors explore the roots of learning to illustrate real-life, modern lessons for nurturing and raising curious, imaginative, and kind children.

Each chapter of this book connects the research and science poured into every episode of Mister Rogers Neighborhood with important lessons that still remain relative today. Parents, families, educators and caregivers will discover ways to help children enjoy learning through the discovery of themselves and their worlds. This book will inspire parents, teachers and anyone working with kids with practical advice and tips to cultivate the love of learning just as Mister Rogers did many years ago.

Author: Gregg Behr and Ryan Rydzewksi
Year of Publishing: 2021
Number of Pages: 272

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  1. Julie Duble (verified owner)

    This book has some great reminders of how to approach children and applicable to the classroom. It was a bit long winded and boring at times, but the overall message was well worth the read.

  2. [email protected] (verified owner)

    I enjoyed reading this book. The book did have a valuable message and I learned a lot from it.

  3. Dana Goodale (verified owner)

    Honest review- I haven’t read the whole thing but skimmed though. I foresee this book being really helpful in designing trainings for adults working with youth. A bit tricky to find key points, but the messages are solid and lots of examples that mirror real life in schools.

  4. millspjo (verified owner)

    Good reminder of an approach and style that kids respond to and learn from. Keeping it simple with basic framework that can use as guides to instructing in both formal and informal settings.

  5. Donna Scott (verified owner)

    So inspiring! Literally could not put the book down! Could have done without the last chapter, though. Not enough of Fred Rogers as in the other chapters. Learned a great deal more about the man.

  6. JC (verified owner)

    Such great reminders for everyday.

  7. [email protected] (verified owner)

    I haven’t had a chance to sit and read this book front to back but I have flipped through to random pages and read snippets. This is going to be a good read!

  8. [email protected] (verified owner)

    This book reminded me of my childhood. I had no idea so much went into the episodes.

  9. Lincoln Ault (verified owner)

    Great book. Should have ordered it sooner

  10. Lori Waller (verified owner)

    Understanding a scientist, this book puts Mr Roger’s and the science into a new light. I wish my family had watched his show. Would have been a good thing.

  11. Sarah Bright (verified owner)

    This was a wonderful read

  12. LRoundy (verified owner)

    This book is an excellent read for parents and educators. A Mr. Rogers example, backed by science, and practical application. I like how each chapter ends with some highlighted what you might do to encourage some very necessary skills for children.

  13. catherinehall (verified owner)

    Great information and lots of helpful ideas I will be able to share with families

  14. Jess_Note (verified owner)

    This book covers great life lessons. I appreciate at the end of each book there is a “What you might do?” section.

  15. sweety95838 (verified owner)

    great book I learned a lot

  16. Karen Wirth (verified owner)

    Mr. Rogers was a beloved part of my childhood and this book helps to show why and provides insights into how all adults interacting with children can better nurture them.

  17. Lindsay (verified owner)

    Love this book!

  18. Jennifer Hook (verified owner)

    This book was well written and easy to understand. I appreciated how I could apply it to the classroom, home childcare or even with my own children.

  19. Danellmb (verified owner)

    Mister Roger’s lessons transcend him. This book is a wonderful tribute to the man and teacher he was

  20. Blibertad (verified owner)

    The wisdom of Mr. Rogers is timeless. Thankful to have his teachings to apply as a parent, provider, and person.

  21. Ronda Masson (verified owner)

    I love Mister Rogers! This is a great book

  22. dawnmgeoppinger (verified owner)

    A great book for those of us that grew up learning (and applying) the lessons of Mr. Rogers. Loved looking back from an adult perspective.

  23. AlanaK (verified owner)

    Good book

  24. pforbes (verified owner)

    As someone who works in an elementary school setting, this is a wonderful read. It has really good information and is a great reminder of how we need to engage and connect with the kids.

  25. Towne1991 (verified owner)

    This was a great book and had some really great information on connecting And community with youth.

  26. Christina Wagner (verified owner)

    I highly recommend this book as a summer read for teachers. I wish my students today were still watching Mister Rogers Neighborhood.

  27. Stephanie Roe (verified owner)

    Great book

  28. Vjera T (verified owner)

    A gentle review of Mister Roger’s Neighborhood and the principles for helping children learn. The concepts are useful to consider implementing in more places. The examples from Make-Believe Neighborhood brought back fun memories.

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