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
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
Peg's Pizza Parlor
Peg + Cat discover what a half is when fillling a pizza order for their first customers.
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!
We Fit Together
The pirates sing a song about how well they fit together, like the pieces of a puzzle.
Try a Little Kindness with Tori Kelly
Sing along with Tori Kelly and learn what it means to be kind!
The Peg + Cat Sorty Sort Flipbook
Stacking these 24 printable pages together, your child can make a flip book and watch Peg and Cat move.
While Daniel and O the Owl are playing pretend, they imagine that they are real farmers.
Daniel Feels Left Out
Daniel feels left out when he visits his friends Katerina Kittycat and O the Owl.
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
When You're Frustrated (Strategy Song)
When we feel frustrated, we should take a step back and ask for help.
Albert Pujols: Athlete
Grover tries to be an "athlete" in many sports, but just can't seem to get it right. Luckily, Albert Pujols is there to help describe the word "athlete.
There IS a Way! (Spanish)
Daniel and his friends want to put on a backwards show, but O the Owl doesn't want to.
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