When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Fred Rogers

About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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26 Responses to When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Fred Rogers

  1. FlowerAlley says:

    I loved this. He was such a good person.

  2. beetleypete says:

    Nice reblog, Jennie, and still true today.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. delphini510 says:

    What a wise saying by Fred Rogers. So true, we mustn’t just stare at negative news. Look at the helpers. Positive news don’t get as much press as negative so we better look.
    miriam

  4. Fred Rogers is, and always will be, one of my heroes.

  5. reocochran says:

    Mister Rogers was such a fantastic friend to all! His words in his messages are always meaningful and straightforward, Jennie. Helpers and neighbors are there for us to “lean on” or we can be the one who is leaned upon. šŸŒˆ šŸŒŸ

  6. This is a very good way to look at the negatives in life, Jennie. It is true, there are always helpers.

  7. Here’s to the helpers of the world. And Jennie — you are a shining light among them. Hugs on the wing!

  8. Let’s celebrate all those helpers among us. Our teachers are on the front line helping every day.

  9. I used to watch Mr. Rogers when I was a kid, and he definitely had some brilliant moments. This is one of them. šŸ™‚

  10. Norah says:

    Looking for the good, that’s always the best way. A lovely quote.

  11. This is one of my very favorite quotes, Jennie! It is so important that we keep these wise words in mind. Thank you for sharing. – Susan

  12. I recently watched a very old film clip of Mr. Rogers talking about why shows like his are so important and necessary for children, what a great man he was.

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