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
Squeeks' Favoritist Super Tall Climbing Tree
While celebrating Arbor Day a heavy wind blows Squeeks' favorite tree over.
Ice Dragon Egg
This clip can help teach your child about how to read a thermometer. Ms. O and Olive work to keep the thermometer line high so the dragon egg stays warm.
We'll Make a Space Train
Teacher Harriet suggests that Daniel and Miss Elaina solve their problem on their own.
In this clip, your child can learn about length and measurement to solve a problem. Richard needs help picking the fastest horse.
Create an Herbivore Collage
Some dinosaurs were herbivores, or animals that only ate plants. Learn about modern day herbivores and the foods that they eat by creating two collages.
Super Grover in The Nick of Rhyme
Super Grover is here to save the day! Your child can help Grover find missing items by choosing the correct rhyming words.
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
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