“I don’t think anyone can grow unless he’s loved exactly as he is now, appreciated for what he is rather than what he will be.” Fred Rogers
Yesterday was Mr. Roger’s birthday. In this song, he does what he does so well — spreads the importance of being loved and cherished. (You might want to play this video for children in or out of the classroom on their birthdays or non-birthdays:)
You’ll find many hundred of resources that you can filter by grade, subject and resource type when searching “Fred Rogers” at PBS LearningMedia — from books and poetry to all things learned in Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.
The Fred Rogers Center also offers a wealth of resources, including inspiring quotations from this remarkable man.