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
Lord Rectangle, Ms. Triangle, Gen. Pentagon and Prof. Square
Your child will learn about attributes of 2D shapes, such rectangles, squares, triangles, and pentagons, and that squares are a type of rectangle with equal sides.
A Birthday Surprise for Mr. Conductor
The whole crew prepares to surprise Mr. Conductor for his birthday.
"You Can Get Your Mad Out" song
A song about some of the many different ways you can get your mad feelings out.
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
Your child can learn about different instruments by playing a matching game either picture to picture or sound to sound.
Your child can learn all about the features of rectangles and rectangular prisms in Olive's explanation of these 2D and 3D shapes.
Tibble Super Action Challenge
How well does your child know the show Arthur? Find out with this game where D.W. asks trivia questions about Arthur and his friends.
Many animals use camouflage to hide themselves in nature. Using an old sheet, have your child create a camouflage outfit to hide in plain sight.
We're Coming For You Harold!
While playing catch, Hal’s beloved flying disc Harold is accidentally flung into a cave.
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
O Joins in the Pretending, Too
After seeing all the different ways that his friends play pretend, O joins in the fun!
Older children can practice being a good role model by reading, drawing and painting with younger children.
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