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
Daniel Tiger's Day & Night
Daniel Tiger is learning about morning and bedtime routines! In this app, your child can play and practice brushing teeth, listening to a story and song, getting dressed and eating breakfast with Daniel.
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
Ms. O's Coldest Cases
Determining which information is important can help when solving a mystery. Your child can use deductive reasoning skills to help the Odd Squad solve four cold cases.
At the Farm - Ducky's New Home
When Daniel and his friends see how happy Ducky is at the farm, they don't feel so sad.
The Pink Picnic Plans Are Cancelled
Daniel is disappointed when Katerina is sick and they can't have the picnic they planned.
Watch Me! Watch Me! (Spanish)
Daniel wants Grandpere to pay more attention to him and his paper airplane.
Saying I'm Sorry is the First Step Strategy Song
There are many ways to help make things right again.
The Peg + Cat Doodle it Yourself Flipbook
Your child can create her own flipbook with drawings of Peg and Cat or anything else she imagines.
Peter the Puppy
Peter and Pinkalicious are playing pretend while they wait for Pinky the puppy to arrive.
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 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