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
Do Mammals Eat Fish?
The gang asks Mr. Conductor if there are any mammals in the mesozoic era that eat fish.
Don't Know What I'm Doing Song!
Dunk learns he doesn’t need to know why he makes art - he can do it because he likes to!
Young children are often interested in babies. Have your child learn more about caring for an infant by role-playing with a doll or stuffed animal.
Storytime at the Library
It's storytime at the library but Prince Wednesday is having a hard time calming down.
Who's the Patternista?
Is your child ready to become a 'patternista' or pattern expert? Give your child practice extending color and number patterns with this activity from Odd Squad.
Resilience: Kids in Action
The Friedmans describe their response to a fire in their home and how they have healed.
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.
Saying Goodbye at School
Dad Tiger explains to Daniel Tiger that he must drop Daniel off at school and go to work.
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