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
Triangulo vs. Flat Woman
Peg and Cat can teach your child about the differences between flat, 2D shapes and solid, 3D shapes in this clip with Flat Woman.
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
Boomy, Boomy, Boomy, Boom, Boom
Peg + Cat's friend has trouble while learning to use the toilet. This video clip uses counting to teach kids who are potty training the steps.
Fern's Writer's Block
Fern has a case of writer's block... and one famous poet just won't stand for it!
Having Fun with the Number 100
Whether you are celebrating the 100th day of school or just having fun, try one or more of these activities to practice estimating and counting to 100.
Sharpen Shape Skills with the Shape Toolkit
Odd Squad agents frequently use their knowledge of shapes to solve odd mysteries. In this activity, your child can sharpen shape skills by completing four shape challenges.
Grandma and Grandpa Talk About the Train
The Pteranodons learn about life on the Dinosaur Train when their grandparents were kids.
Pattern identification helps the Odd Squad agents figure out what sound comes next to find the missing gum ball.
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
You Can Learn
In this clip, Roxanne and Cat sing a song about learning new skills through problem solving and practice.
Do Mammals Eat Fish?
The gang asks Mr. Conductor if there are any mammals in the mesozoic era that eat fish.
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