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
Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings
Your child can play, sing along and explore all kinds of different feelings with Daniel in this app.
Ori and the Centigurps
This clip can help if your child needs help dividing up large numbers or understanding how many times a small number fits into a bigger number
Planting with Brayden
Brayden helps his neighbors plant flowers and a tree in his real neighborhood playground.
This clip teaches about 2-digit numbers and what to expect from numbers in the tens place and numbers in the ones place.
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
Ordering in the Restaurant
Daniel and Katerina Kittycat learn how to order dinner in the neighborhood restaurant.
Tessa is Thirteen
Your child can learn about teen numbers with the Teens as they break down their ages into 10 plus another number.
Come Play Family
When Daniel and Katerina play family, Daniel still wants to pretend to be the baby.
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