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
Role-playing a pretend sleepover during the day can help your child practice having and knowing what to do at an overnight slumber party.
Voicemail for Arthur
When Arthur wins free tickets to a concert, suddenly everyone wants to be his best friend.
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
Giant Wedding Order
Your child can learn about number relations in this clip where Peg and Cat must sort the numbers 1 to 6 so they are in order.
Sean's Shuttle Quest
In this game, your child can race the rescue rover to collect solar panel pieces and learn facts about planets and moons along the way.
BJ's First Barbershop Visit
It's BJ's first visit to the barbershop. His dad knows it can be a little scary.
Cat Likes Circles
Your child will learn to recognize 2D and 3D shapes, such as circles, triangles, rectangles, and spheres, and understand that 2D shapes are "flat" compared to 3D shapes.
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