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
Big Mouth Goes to the Potty
Peg + Cat's friend has now learned how to use the toilet on his own. This video clip uses counting to remind kids who are potty training the steps.
Buster Catches The Culprit
Buster struggles between being a good friend and making an exciting story.
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
Daniel is Having a No Good Very Bad Day
Daniel feels frustrated because things aren’t going his way today.
Paulette and Polly Polycotylus
The kids meet a Paulette and Polly Polycotylus and learn about their features.
Simple Teamwork Games
Playing cooperative games such as 'Elbow to Elbow' or 'Crossover' can help your child develop perseverance and give your child practice working together as a team to achieve success.
Super Daniel Helps the Hungry Dragon
Daniel imagines that he is Super Daniel helping the friendly dragon reach the apples.
Your child can learn about collecting data and representing it in a tally chart in this clip, where Otto and Olive compare the number of argments other agents had with Obfusco.
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
The agents using grouping to count the missing pies by 5s and figure out Tommy Twosie may be the villain.
Where'd Sir Galahad Go?!
Nature Cat and the gang need to find Sir Galahad before their family gets home!
A Treasure Hunt for Grandpere
Daniel makes a treasure hunt game for Grandpere, but Margaret finds the surprise instead.
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