Each “Around the Neighborhood” newsletter focuses on a Neighborhood theme week. The front page of the newsletter is an explanation of the child psychology theories behind each theme week. Inside are Fred Rogers’ thoughts about the topic in the form of a letter, followed by activities to go along with the theme week and suggested books for caregivers to read to children.
These newsletters are helpful to researchers who are studying particular Neighborhood subjects. They provide much insight into why Fred decided to devote a week of programs to a certain topic.