Television: The World's Largest Kindergarten

Millions of five-year-olds went off to kindergarten last week, and millions of parents told them not to be afraid, it would be just like Romper Room. Children's television at its best, Romper Room is an educational play session seen every weekday by more than 5,000,000 presumed corrigibles, who in their own living rooms participate in the activities on the screen, whether it means marching around in a circle banging spoons on pan bottoms or solemnly pledging allegiance to the flag and—as one mother reported—to "one naked individual with liberty and justice for all."

Romper Room is something unique in television among...

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