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 rounding to the nearest 10, and when to round up or down.
Ice Dragon Egg
This clip can help teach your child about how to read a thermometer. Ms. O and Olive work to keep the thermometer line high so the dragon egg stays warm.
Using blocks to represent worries can help your child address each worry and put together a plan for how to ease those 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
Giant Wedding Order
Your child can learn about number relations in this clip where Peg and Cat must sort the numbers 1 to 6 so they are in order.
Dinosaur Discoveries: How Carnivores Catch Their Food
Dr. Scott discusses different carnivores and how they catch their food.
Salty & Pierre #2
Salt and Pepper count the two swans and recognize that their neck is in the shape of the number 2.
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
The Three Bears... and One Littlest Chicken
In this Peg + Cat clip Peg solves the problem of 4 bears by using counting and subtraction.
Sharing Strategy Song
The friends sing about sharing as a way to show that they care about one another.
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