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
Make a Dragonfly
Using a few basic art supplies, your child can create a model of a dragonfly including its head, thorax, and abdomen.
Detective Elmo: The Cookie Case
A cookie painting has been stolen from the museum! Your child can help Detective Elmo look for clues to solve the mystery of the missing painting.
A Treasure Hunt for Grandpere
Daniel makes a treasure hunt game for Grandpere, but Margaret finds the surprise instead.
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
Your child will learn to recognize 2D and 3D shapes inside of more complicated arrangements.
Explore Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Encouraging open-ended, imaginative play, this app let's your child explore as they visit familiar places and create stories.
Seeds can be dispersed in nature in many ways. Your child can learn about different seeds and then do a dance to act out how the seeds are scattered.
Let the Play Commence!
It's time for Daniel to start the play, but he's not sure he can do it alone.
By gathering information Olive narrows down what time frame she did something to upset O'Brian during.
Flat Woman and Triangulo
Peg and Cat problem solve in this clip where they teach about flat shapes, solid shapes, and the differences between the two.
All Aboard! It's a Dino Breakfast!
After watching the Pteranodon Family enjoy breakfast on the Dinosaur Train, your junior chef can build self-confidence in the kitchen by making some dinosaur inspired dishes for your family.
Journey to Ernie
Big Bird is on an adventure to find where Ernie is hiding. Using Big Bird's clues, your child can help find Ernie.
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