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
Dockside Delivery Game
Playing a Thomas themed relay race can help your child practice following instructions and working with a team.
Role-playing scary situations with stuffed animals can help your child learn strategies for handling future fears.
Training Video #42 - How to Deal with a Puffer Plant
Your child will see what can happen in just 60 seconds.
Katerina Gets Paint on Her Tutu
Katerina loves to twirl in her special sparkly tutu and wants to wear it all the time.
The Long Line
Your child will learn about a number line, which is when you put numbers on a line so that everyone can stand in order.
Edible Bird Feeder
Making a bird feeder for your backyard is easy to do using honey and seeds, birdseed or small fruit. Think about what types of birds are in your backyard and make a bird feeder that best suits their needs.
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
Training Video #94 - How to Deal with a Saffron Slimer
Your child will learn about using a pan balance to compare weight.
Elmo and his friends are making music. Your child can play music on his own or choose the music note to follow along and play a specific song.
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