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 Six-Year-Old's Character Development
Your child will learn about making predictions based off of information from the surroundings.
Maisie Doesn't Like to Dive Deep
Maisie and her dad, Marvin, explain why they don't like to dive down deep in the ocean.
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
Happy Love Day at School
Teacher Harriet and the kids talk about different ways to say "I love you."
Keep Trying! Create a “Tightrope” to Talk About Practice
Walking on a masking tape "tightrope" can help your child build confidence, concentration, and coordination while encouraging imagination through pretend play.
Dinosaur Discoveries: How Carnivores Catch Their Food
Dr. Scott discusses different carnivores and how they catch their food.
Your child will learn about rounding to the nearest 10, and when to round up or down.
Your child will learn about writing addition sentences to represent decomposing 13 into various ways.
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