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Back in 1968, Fred Rogers started a challenging career in television to “make goodness attractive.” That was back when televisions that were the size of washing machines, and you could count the number of children’s television programs on one hand. Although the children’s media landscape has changed dramatically, Fred Rogers’ values have not. In our study of children’s interactive media, we've found that Fred’s attributes for quality in children’s media transfer well to touch screens and game consoles. Based on the principles upon which he designed his Neighborhood, we believe he’d like apps with these six attributes. Note that this rubric has no formal association with the Fred Rogers Center or the Fred Rogers Company.