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
Having Fun with the Number 100
Whether you are celebrating the 100th day of school or just having fun, try one or more of these activities to practice estimating and counting to 100.
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
Playing dress up can help your child develop imagination and creativity. In this game, your child can put together fun and creative outfits for Daniel Tiger and his friends.
Math in the Bath - Costume Box
Peg makes height comparisons between different imaginary people and animals.
"Get Out the Mad" Cookies
Baking cookies can be a great activity to do with your child, both to build measurement skills and to give your child an outlet to knead cookie dough.
The Case of the Centigurps That Keep Escaping
Five, Ten, Fifteen, Twenty… Practicing skip counting skills in this activity can help your child learn how to count to high numbers without going one by one.
Too Much Yarn in the Yard!
The residents of Pinkville have gathered for the annual Flower Fest, but instead of flowers, the delivery truck has delivered a yard full of yarn. What to do now?
The Pink Picnic Plans Are Cancelled
Daniel is disappointed when Katerina is sick and they can't have the picnic they planned.
Fern's Writer's Block
Fern has a case of writer's block... and one famous poet just won't stand for it!
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