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
Eat Like a Bird
Your child can learn about how a bird eats by using various utensils to create a 'bird beak' and then using those utensils to try to pick up food. It may be more challenging than you think!
"Things May Change and That's Okay" song
A song about being willing to do things a new way, at least for today.
Creating a memory book of experiences can help your child develop creativity and language skills as well as provide a long-lasting art project that can be read again and again.
Daniel Feels Left Out
Daniel feels left out when he visits his friends Katerina Kittycat and O the Owl.
Finding Your Silly Sound
Peter is trying to find a silly sound for the silly sound song contest, but every time he comes up with a new sound, someone else has already taken it.
Storytime at the Library (Spanish)
It's storytime at the library but Prince Wednesday is having a hard time calming down.
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
Oscar gives a good example of how to estimate and count by 10 in this clip where he is an assistant to Ms. O.
"Sharing is Fun for Me Too" Song
Daniel and his friends sing a song about how it can more fun when you share.
Welcome to the Break Room: Part 2
Your child will begin to learn about fractions, and dividing something into halves, fourths, and eighths, which all have equal parts.
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