Mister Rogers first sang this song in 1972 in an episode when he talked about history in general—and then his own history. This song might be particularly helpful for children who are dealing with a new baby in the family, or for children who are feeling like they are not big enough or old enough to do certain things.
It is about the importance of childhood and the assurance that you will grow up and be your own person with a unique story to tell.
Everybody Has a History
Saint Vincent College
In this excerpt from a speech that Fred Rogers delivered at Saint Vincent College, he tells how parenting styles last through generations of a family.
This column accompanied a week of Neighborhood programs that focused on hoping and pretending.
Mister Rogers Visits with Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis talks about his lifelong journey with the trumpet and plays with the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood musicians.