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
Daniel Tiger is getting ready for bed. Your child can help Daniel complete his bedtime routine in this online game.
I Want to Play with My Sister All Day Long Song
Daniel sings about how happy he is to have his sister as his new best friend.
In this clip, your child can watch Otto and Olive count on from 3 to solve an addition word problem.
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
ABC Scrub With Me
In this activity, you'll find ways to emphasize hygiene and handwashing while practicing letters and letter sounds with your child.
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
Y Do I Love the Letter Y?
In this musical clip, your child can learn about what words begin with the letter Y.
"Take Your Time and Do It Right" Song
This song reminds children of the things they can do when they take their time and go slow
Daniel's New Bicycle
Daniel is learning to ride a bicycle. Even though it's hard to do, he keeps on trying.
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