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
Eight Days of Hanukkah
Your child can learn about Hanukkah traditions and the special number 8 in this musical clip.
Things are Coming Apart
Objects are being cut apart into smaller pieces, or fractions, and the agents count them try and figure out the problem.
Something Totally Odd Has Happened
Odd Squad agents hear of a missing giant gum ball and receive a clue to solve the case.
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
Your child can learn about compromise, triangles, and distance on a map in this clip where Peg, Cat, and The Pig diagree about where to go on vacation.
Daniel Sleds Down the Big Hill
Daniel and Prince Wednesday try sledding down the big hill a little at a time.
Crayon Resist Garden Painting
Using crayons and food coloring, your child can talk about plants and their parts while creating his own garden in the crayon resist style of painting.
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