Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Season 12 Episode 13

Mister Rogers Talks to Parents About Make-Believe

Aired Unknown Jun 27, 1982 on PBS

Episode Recap

Mr. Rogers says that make-believe can help children solve problems as well as being fun. He visits Shady Lane School to watch children involved in make-believe. There he discusses with teachers how to encourage make-believe. They explore the distinction between reality and fantasy and talk about imaginary friends. The program includes a short clip from the NOM. The discussion also covers the use of make-believe to resolve conflict.