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
Steam Team Design Game
Teamwork and cooperation are the focus of this fun activity where your child and her friends work together to decorate a silly train picture.
The Case of Ms. O's Missing Badge
Ms. O's badge has been stolen. In this weight and balance activity, your child will make a balance scale from everyday items and then use it to help find Ms. O's badge.
Your child will learn about fair sharing, which is dividing up objects equally among everyone.
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
The Case of the Doobles, Snoobles, and Oobles
The Doobles are on the loose, and agents must work together to quickly find them all and put things right again. Your child can help the Odd Squad by identifying, sorting, and classifying unique features of the creatures to crack the case.
Training Video #1624 - How to Deal with a Spider-Cat Bite
Your child will learn to use clues, and to identify a more complex pattern.
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