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
Grown-Ups Keep You Safe" Song
When Daniel and his friends feel scared, they know grown-ups will keep them safe.
The Slow Motion Path
The Odd Squad must take a longer path to avoid an obstacle. This clip can teach your child about reading maps and navigating using a map.
Fare Thee Well Now Betsy
Peg + Cat help the group on their journey by understanding balance and weight.
Do Mammals Eat Fish?
The gang asks Mr. Conductor if there are any mammals in the mesozoic era that eat fish.
Using craft supplies, imagination, and creativity, your child can role-play jobs or careers they might like to try in the future.
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
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.
Your child can design his own storybook featuring favorite Sesame characters in this pick-your-own-adventure game.
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