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Going to School

Date: 2005
Format: DVD
Company/Organization: Anchor Bay
UPC: 013131346893
Purchase/Stream: Amazon (DVD)


Date: 2005
Format: VHS
Company/Organization: Anchor Bay
UPC: 013131347432
Purchase/Stream: Amazon (VHS)



Like other new experiences in our lives, starting school can bring mixed feelings. Watching this DVD can encourage children to talk about what they might be thinking and feeling. Such communication is one of the best ways to help children prepare for the changes that are ahead.

Episode 1 - Mister Rogers Goes To School

Mister Rogers introduces viewers to a school bus driver. She shows him around the bus and takes him for a ride! In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, it's the first day of school for Anna, Prince Tuesday and Daniel. They find out how good it can feel to learn something new.

Episode 2 - Learning

The children at the school in Make-Believe have a big decision to make. Which is a better way to learn -- taking field trips or using a fancy "learning machine"? In the end, they work together to find a solution!

Special Features (DVD only)

  • Crayon Factory Tour - A clip taken from an episode of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood shows a place where crayons are made.
  • 2 DVD-ROM Games and 1 DVD Game
    • Speedy Delivery Matching Fun -- A DVD-ROM game modeled after the classic Memory game.
    • Help Pack Your Lunch -- Help pack your school lunch by finding various object in the kitchen.
    • Build a Neighborhood -- DVD-ROM game which allows viewers to create their own farm scene.
  • Sing-Along: "Did You Know?" -- Viewers are encouraged to sing along with Mister Rogers as he sings Did You Know in a clip taken from a Neighborhood episode.
  • Read-Along: "A Piece of Red Paper" -- Mr. McFeely reads the story A Piece of Red Paper. Viewers also have the option of reading the story on their own with Mr. McFeely's naration.
  • Recipe Fun: Alphabet Soup and Egg Salad Sandwich -- Step-by-step instructions on how to make alphabet soup and egg salad sandwiches.
  • Activities -- Direction for making letters out of homemade modeling dough.
  • Neighborhood Gallery - By selecting any one of several Neighborhood characters, viewers can learn some details about each individual.
  • About Fred Rogers: Photo Album -- A biographical trip through the life of Fred Rogers.

Care-Giving Tips Booklet

In addition to the special features found on the DVD itself, a special booklet can be found inside the DVD case which includes print instructions for making alphabet soup and egg salad sandwiches, instructions for making modeling dough letters, and lyrics for Did You Know. Additionally, there are six pages of care-giving tips provided by the "expert staff of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood."




Mister Rogers Goes To School is Episode 1465 from the Goes To School series. Learning is Episode 1655 from the Learning series.

The crayon factory tour comes from Episode 1481 from the Competition series.

A collector's version of this DVD was produced which came with a small toy school bus.


The original production of this Mister Rogers' Neighborhood program was made possibly by a grant from the Sears Roebuck Foundation and from PBS stations around the country.

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