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Mr. Rogers' Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Children

Maxwell King

The Atlantic

Jun 11, 2018

"Rogers’s placidity belied the intense care he took in shaping each episode of his program. He insisted that every word, whether spoken by a person or a puppet, be scrutinized closely, because he knew that children—the preschool-age boys and girls who made up the core of his audience—tend to hear things literally."