Hope you had a chance to make it out to the North Carolina State Fair and visit the UNC-TV pavilion, where staff and volunteers were on hand to meet and greet as well as hand out some freebies. There were, of course, activities for the kids and, after the Rootle staff returned home, I noticed these Daniel Tiger cut out masks atop their supplies. Perhaps you have a child who got one of their own.
In case you haven’t seen the Google Doodle celebrating the Mister Rogers anniversary last week, you should check it out. Honestly, “charming” doesn’t even begin to do it justice. And it’s okay to get a little misty.
Fans of MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD will easily recognize this familiar figure from the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. It’s Lady Elaine Fairchilde, the outspoken schemer who runs the Museum-Go-Round. As a child, I loved the puppets of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe but I found Lady Elaine Fairchilde somewhat offputting. Perhaps it was her often cranky demeanor or maybe it was something to do with the uncanny valley.
I spied this Lady Elaine puppet in amongst a batch of PBS Kids-related items in our kids and education department.
Join Sue Perkins (THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW) as she travels from the Himalayas to the Bay of Bengal to explore THE GANGES. Don’t miss part one of this three-part adventure – Tuesday at 8pm on the Explorer Channel. Continue reading →