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 Four-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
Stop and Listen to Stay Safe
Daniel and his friends sing and dance about the rules that help us stay safe.
At the Farm - Ducky's New Home
When Daniel and his friends see how happy Ducky is at the farm, they don't feel so sad.
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.
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.
Create Your Own “My Family Traditions” Book
Making a book about your family can be a fun way for your child to learn about family history and traditions.
Daniel Wants to Play with Dad
When baby Margaret takes Dad's attention, Daniel wonders, "What about me?"
A Perfect Giant Wedding
In this clip, Peg learns about her responsibilities at a friend's wedding and the 6 tasks she must complete in order to help.
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
Trucks Go Honk and Cars Go Beep Beep!
Different trucks, different buses, different cars--all kinds of wheels move to the beat!
Can You Hear the Ocean?
Daniel and Katerina hold a shell up to their ears and hear the sound of the ocean.
Put on a Puppet Show
Let the Peg + Cat show begin! Your child can use simple shapes and craft materials to create Peg and Cat stick puppets for his own puppet show.
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