In the week of programs about “Play,” Mister Rogers plays with wooden blocks and a toy tractor. He and other musicians try out different instruments throughout the week, and Mister Rogers even walks on stilts. In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, King Friday XIII decides to forbid the neighbors from playing after Bob Dog is injured retrieving a ball.
The neighbors all rebel in their own ways. King Friday does not give in until he realizes that music, particularly his fanfare, is not possible without play.
Promotion Packet August 1987
Promotional materials for families who have children who are starting school.
This column accompanied a week of Neighborhood programs that focused on hoping and pretending.