I read with great sadness this morning about the passing away of Mr. Rogers. I know a lot of people mock him and think his show is goofy, but I loved it and grew up watching him every day. I remember looking forward to his show and especially trips to the Land of Make-Believe. King Friday XIII was always my favorite. And Trolley, too. He has had a positive impact on millions of children for decades and his presence will be missed by many.
There’s a page here at the Mr. Rogers site with tips on how to help children deal with the news. I just read it and I think it is very good advice. Mr. Rogers has things to teach children yet! And I think he’d be happy about that.