Join the Heinz History Center for a special book signing on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. with Gregg Behr, author of the new book, “When You Wonder, You’re Learning: Mister Rogers’ Enduring Lessons for Raising Creative, Curious, Caring Kids.”
Playful and practical, “When You Wonder, You’re Learning” introduces a new generation of families to the lessons of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” By exploring the science behind the iconic television program, the book reveals what Fred Rogers called the “tools for learning”: skills and mindsets that scientists now consider essential.
“When You Wonder, You’re Learning” shows parents and educators the many ways they might follow in Rogers’ footsteps, sharing his “tools for learning” with digital-age kids. With insights from thinkers, scientists, and teachers—many of whom worked with Rogers himself—the book is an essential exploration into how kids and their parents can excel at what Rogers taught best: being human.
The book signing, which will be held in the History Center’s first floor Great Hall, is included with regular museum admission.
Visitors can tour through the History Center’s six floors of exhibitions, which include the original set and puppets from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” and see the new holiday exhibit, A Very Merry Pittsburgh. Families can also visit and snap a photo with Santa Claus from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Gregg Behr, executive director of The Grable Foundation, is a father and children’s advocate whose work is inspired by his hero, Fred Rogers. For more than a decade, he has helped lead Remake Learning—a network of educators, scientists, artists, and makers he founded in 2007—to international renown. Formed in Rogers’ real-life neighborhood of Pittsburgh, Remake Learning has turned heads everywhere from Forbes to the World Economic Forum for its efforts to ignite children’s curiosity, encourage creativity, and foster justice and belonging in schools, libraries, museums, and more. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame and also Duke University, Gregg holds honorary degrees from Carlow University and Saint Vincent College. He’s an advisor to the Brookings Institution and the Fred Rogers Center, and has been cited by Barack Obama, Richard Branson, and the Disruptor Foundation as an innovator and thought leader.