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Mr. Rogers Factory Videos

Mr. Rogers was my second favorite character on TV (behind Grover) when I was growing up, and several months ago I found the old “How People Make Things” factory videos on the PBS website.  My boys LOVE them!

During the Sneakers video, I spent five minutes of circular conversation trying to explain to my kids that sneakers are shoes.  Maybe this is a regional term.

By the way, have you seen Autotune Mr. Rogers?  It will make you smile all day.


Happy Family:

All-American Soap Box Derby for the Family

Teaching Kids How to Play Chess

Personal Theme Song

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  1. Melissa 08/04/2012 at 7:20 pm

    Btw, “How It’s Made” and “Factory Made” are just grown-up versions of this. Ha.

  2. Melissa 08/04/2012 at 7:18 pm

    I loved Mr. Rogers! I remember the one with the fortune cookies. Watching it solved a great mystery for me. 🙂

  3. Shannon 07/28/2012 at 11:04 pm

    Mr. Rogers was my favorite too! I knew I loved you for a reason!

  4. Amy Allen Johnson 07/27/2012 at 12:30 pm

    Thank. YOU.