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 Three-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
The Arch Villain
Your child will learn about an arch, which is a line that is curved into the center.
Recycling Cargo Cars
Setting up a Sodor Recycling Station in your home can help your child learn to sort recycling materials.
Big Mouth at the Yellow Store
This video will help your child use a number line to understand their place in a line (such as first, second, or third).
The agents using grouping to count the missing pies by 5s and figure out Tommy Twosie may be the villain.
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
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.
Can You Hear the Ocean?
Daniel and Katerina hold a shell up to their ears and hear the sound of the ocean.
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