Who do we want our children to become? Parents approach their work from diverse perspectives and cultural traditions. But on this question, there is widespread agreement: we want our kids to become responsible, hardworking and compassionate. In other words, we want them to have good character. Character development is about building good habits, and habits take time to form. Our character is always a work in progress! We may not know what the world will look like when our children become adults, but we know that virtues will help them flourish in any circumstance.
Growing Up Well: Supporting Your Two-Year-Old's Character Development
Grit involves sticking with something until you succeed. It gives us the strength to try, try, try again. Grit supports a "growth mindset" — a belief that our intelligence and skills can grow with effort. Kids with a growth mindset thrive on challenges, show resilience in the face of obstacles, and view failure as part of the learning process.Learn More
The Smoothie Clause
Your child can learn skills to read an analog clock and tell time in this clip where Otto and Olive only have 20 minutes to interrogate villains.
This clip teaches about 2-digit numbers and what to expect from numbers in the tens place and numbers in the ones place.
Grrr! I Want to Be the Engineer
Daniel tries using his words to tell Katerina that he wants to be the train engineer.
Centigurps Love Spheres
Odd Squad agents count by 5s and use graphs to represent the collected centigurps. Then they search for spheres to find remaining centigurps.
Math in the Bath - Heavy Treasure
Peg and Cat add toys to their ship to make it heavy, heavier, and heaviest.
Gratitude involves both feeling and expressing our thankfulness; it means we show our appreciation for others. According to the Harvard Healthbeat, "Gratitude helps people feel more positive emotions, relish good experiences, improve their health, deal with adversity, and build strong relationships."Learn More
Build Good Character Skills with Daniel Tiger
Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key skills necessary for school and for life, using strategies grounded in the teachings of Mister Rogers.Find Activities