Resources

At the Fred Rogers Institute, we love the opportunity to share what we learn from the life and legacy of Fred Rogers. Our resources are developed from research into our Archive, and are created to ask new questions and continue to bring Fred’s work into our lives today with children. Take a look around, there is something for everyone!

When Someone a Child Loves Dies: A booklist

When Someone a Child Loves Dies: A booklist

A librarian-curated booklist for children facing a the death of a loved one.

Family Engagement: For Families of Children with Disabilities

Family Engagement: For Families of Children with Disabilities

A guide for families of children with disabilities as you establish relationships with educators, caregivers, and other helpers in a child's life. From the Fred Rogers Institute and the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

Family Engagement: For Helpers during COVID-19

Family Engagement: For Helpers during COVID-19

A guide for educators, caregivers, and other helpers in a child's life in establishing relationships with families, particularly during the COVID-19 crisis. From the Fred Rogers Institute and the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

Talking to Children about Difficult Things in the News

Talking to Children about Difficult Things in the News

During times of tragedy and difficulty in the news, it can be difficult to know whether and how to talk to children about what is happening in their world. In this resource we offer ideas and support for guiding children through news about difficult current events.

When Someone a Child Loves has Cancer

When Someone a Child Loves has Cancer

When you need to talk to a child about cancer, whether it is your own diagnosis or someone else's, you may wonder how to best share this hard news.

Family Engagement: For Helpers

Family Engagement: For Helpers

A guide for educators, caregivers, and other helpers in a child's life as you establish relationships with families. From the Fred Rogers Institute and the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

Family Engagement: For Grandparents

Family Engagement: For Grandparents

A guide for grandparents as you establish relationships with educators, caregivers, and other helpers in a child's life. From the Fred Rogers Institute and the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

When Someone a Child Loves gets Divorced or Separated

When Someone a Child Loves gets Divorced or Separated

A guide from the Fred Rogers Institute for supporting children through divorce and separation.

Talking with Children about COVID-19

Talking with Children about COVID-19

In Spring 2020, we shared considerations for talking with children about the novel coronavirus that was rapidly and drastically changing life as we knew it.

When Someone a Child Loves Dies

When Someone a Child Loves Dies

A guide from the Fred Rogers Institute for supporting children through the death of a loved one.

Family Engagement: For Families and Helpers

Family Engagement: For Families and Helpers

A guide for families and helpers in establishing relationships with one another as you partner on caring for and educating a child. From the Fred Rogers Institute and the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

When Someone a Child Loves Struggles with Addiction

When Someone a Child Loves Struggles with Addiction

Talking openly and honestly with a child about a loved one's substance use disorder is helpful, though difficult. In this brochure, we share ideas for talking with a child about addiction.

When Difficult Things Happen

When Difficult Things Happen

A guide from the Fred Rogers Institute for supporting children through hard moments in life.

Family Engagement: For Families

Family Engagement: For Families

A guide for families in establishing relationships with the educators, caregivers, and other helpers in a child's life. From the Fred Rogers Institute and the Pennsylvania Office of Child Development and Early Learning.

When Someone a Child Loves has Cancer: A booklist

When Someone a Child Loves has Cancer: A booklist

A librarian-curated booklist for children facing a loved one's cancer diagnosis.

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