This Wednesday, March 20th, we’re celebrating what would have been Fred Rogers’ 85th birthday. To honor his life, The Fred Rogers Company started a tradition of encouraging people to wear a sweater on March 20th -- and to do something neighborly. They call it, "“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Day." Wearing a sweater is an “outside” tribute to Mister Rogers, but he was so much more focused on a person's “insides” that they wanted to add doing something kind and caring – something “neighborly.”
The Fred Rogers Company created a wonderful tribute video honoring everyone's favorite neighbor. You can see the video here. While you're there, explore the many resources available for parents and childcare professionals. Fred Rogers' life was centered around caring, giving, sharing, and learning together- the very essence of being a "good neighbor."
These days, preschoolers can learn about being a good neighbor on The Fred Rogers' Company's series "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood." On Wednesday at 12:30, WPT will air the "Neighborhood Thank You" episode of Daniel Tiger. Watch with your child, think of ways you and your kids can be good neighbors every day, and help Fred Rogers' legacy of love carry on to the next generation.