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
Has your child ever wanted to make a volcano? Here's an easy 4 ingredient process that will allow your young scientist to build a model volcano and watch it erupt.
Ugga Mugga Means I Love You Song
The Tiger family has a special way to say "I love you"--ugga mugga!
When We Do Something New Song
A song about how talking about new things before we do them helps us know what to expect.
Try it a Little at a Time Song
This song celebrates trying a little bit at a time, even when something is hard to do.
Comic Book Navigation
This clip can teach your child about addition and adding along a number line. Otto and Olive add along a number line to jump to a new page in their comic.
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
Daniel Gets Ready for School (Spanish)
Daniel has a hard time getting ready in time for when the trolley comes.
There are lots of different number patterns. By reviewing their suspects, the Odd Squad introduces number pattern concepts including, even numbers, counting by 10, and doubling.
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