Strong friendships and family relationships are the source of some of life's greatest joys and provide us with support during life's challenges. Young children are often social from the start of life. They observe how people interact with them. They pay close attention to parents' facial expressions and tone of voice. And they develop appropriate behavior based on what they see. Parents can harness this innate ability, teaching children how to form strong and healthy relationships with empathy and problem-solving skills.
Growing Up Well: Supporting Your Five-Year-Old's Social Development
Empathy is a skill — one that we can cultivate and strengthen with practice. Empathy means that we can imagine how someone else is thinking or feeling and then respond in a caring manner. Picture book author Anna Dewdney offers this wonderful definition: "Empathy is an understanding that other people have feelings, and that those feelings count."Learn More
Hi neighbor! In this game, your child can be a helper in Daniel's classroom by caring for the class pet, watering the class plant, and cleaning up and organizing the classroom toys, art center, and cubbies.
OddTube: See It, Solve It
Olympia shows you how to solve odd cases with something she calls, "See it, solve it"!
Tigey Sleeps in the Jungle
Daniel makes believe that Tigey is in the jungle, going to sleep in his hammock.
Good friends provide us with vital social and emotional support from childhood through adulthood. It takes practice to learn how to be a good friend — practice at being kind, supportive, trustworthy and a good listener. These are skills kids can begin to learn at an early age. As Fred Rogers said, "One of life’s greatest joys is the comfortable give and take of a good friendship. It’s a wonderful feeling not only to have a friend, but to know how to be a friend yourself."Learn More
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.
Ugga Mugga Means I Love You Song
The Tiger family has a special way to say "I love you"--ugga mugga!
Practice Being a Good Friend 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