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
The Magic Trick
Prince Wednesday's magic trick makes O think that he'll be special if he does one too.
Tips for Babysitters
Creating a guide for babysitters can help your child face things that may come up with a babysitter, like missing parents, and offer tips to the babysitter for how best comfort or ease frustrations or fears.
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
Story Book Builder
Your child can design his own storybook featuring favorite Sesame characters in this pick-your-own-adventure game.
Penguin Ski Team
Your child will learn about following directions for moving over, under, and in between in a physical space.
Picking Up Chickens
Peg and Cat have 100 chickens to collect, and they count 10 chickens that they have all picked.
Preparing for the art show
When Muffy sees Ganson's machines, she brags that she can make even better ones.
Training Video #18 - How to Feed the Hamster
Your child will learn strategies to solve equations with blanks before the equal sign.
The Flurry of Fifteens
Franny Fifteen is on her way and she needs lots of 15s ready for her when she arrives! Your child can help by figuring out all the different ways that two numbers can be added together to make the number 15.
Welcome to the North Control Room
Your child will learn about using the greater than and less than symbols to describe relationships between numbers.
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
D.W. & Bud's Backyard Adventure
D.W. and Bud are going on a backyard adventure to gather ancient artifacts. Your child can help the characters climb, jump and navigate through obstacles to complete their quest.
Captain Fun Election
Your child can learn about elections, and counting votes using tally marks, in this clip where Otto competes with Orin in an election.
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