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
The Tallapega 20
Ramone can teach your child a valuable lesson about sportsmanship and not giving up on solving problems in this clip.
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
Telling the Truth
Using dolls or stuffed animals, role-play different scenarios such as a waiting your turn or telling the truth.
Your child can learn about solving problems on a number line from Olive as she tries to solve Dr. O's word problem.
Kids are playing hide and seek and have trouble counting down. The agents need to find the countdown crook before New Year's Eve!
Tibble Super Action Challenge
How well does your child know the show Arthur? Find out with this game where D.W. asks trivia questions about Arthur and his friends.
Birthday Treasure Hunt
It's Prince Wednesday's birthday and there's a treasure hunt to find his birthday cake.
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
Four + One = Five Sleeping Pirates
Your child will learn that adding 1 is like counting up to the next number, and to write addition sentences to show the sum after adding 1 to a number.
So Many Feelings Song (Spanish)
This song celebrates the many feelings we all have and that it's okay to feel them all.
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