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 Five-Year-Old's Character Development
Just like snowflakes, thumbprints are unique. Together with your child, use an ink pad to create thumbprint animals and celebrate your one-of-a-kindness.
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
Detective Elmo: The Cookie Case
A cookie painting has been stolen from the museum! Your child can help Detective Elmo look for clues to solve the mystery of the missing painting.
Trucks Go Honk and Cars Go Beep Beep!
Different trucks, different buses, different cars--all kinds of wheels move to the beat!
Family Dinner is Special Time" Song
This song celebrates everything that make mealtimes special times for the Tiger family.
It looks like Ms. O almost has more cases solved until Mr. O adds 50 more cases solved to his total.
What Happened to the Strawberries?
The strawberry plants are dead. Even watering them won't bring them back to life.
Let the Play Commence!
It's time for Daniel to start the play, but he's not sure he can do it alone.
The Consequences of Kissing
Emily returns from her summer in Paris with the amazing news that she's been kissed!
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
Aki the Ninja
Peg + Cat use their math skills to take away objects from Aki so she has one of each left.
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.
Build Good Character Skills with Arthur
Whether facing down a bully, worrying about a new teacher or being the very last person on earth to lose his baby teeth, Arthur and his friends manage to solve their crises with imagination, kindness and a lot of humor.Find Activities