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Happy Birthday, Mister Rogers!

Fred Rogers would have turned ninety this week. For nearly forty years, Fred Rogers invited children everywhere to join him everyday for thirty minutes of gentle, developmentally appropriate activities. Rogers flouted conventional wisdom that said children’s television needed brash gimmicks and high production values to capture the attention of young audiences. The Neighborhood was a […]

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In the Wonder Ground: Air Heads

Big Idea: Air takes up space. No matter where you are, or what you are doing, you are surrounded by one of nature’s most mysterious materials. It takes up space, but you can’t see it. You can’t hold it in your hand, but it fills up all empty spaces. And most importantly, you can’t live […]

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Water in the Wonder Ground

Have you ever wondered how ducks stay warm even though they spend most of their time in water? A clue to this question can be found in this well-worn idiom: Fred told Polly to give up and go home. His advice was like water off a duck’s back, and she persisted. Did Fred dampen Polly’s […]

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This Week in the Wonder Ground: Gadget Inspectors

  They say you can’t learn to make an omelette without breaking some eggs. So this month in the Wonder Ground we’re breaking all sorts of stuff in order to learn what makes electronics and gadgets work. We started with a biography of a beloved historical figure from American history: Ticktock Banneker’s Clock by Shana […]

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