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
Training Video #971: A Guide to Your Health
Oona helps an agent with a cheese head return to normal.
Good Egg or Bad Egg?
Ocean has a problem! An egg is about to hatch, but is the creature inside good or bad?
Using materials from the recycling bin, your child can create festive decorations for holiday celebrations.
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
I'm Still Me!
Real kids show that even if they change their hair or clothes, they are still themselves!
Otis and Olympia Find a Lighter Gadget than the Shuttlecock
Otis and Olympia go to Oona's lab to find a gadget that is lighter than a shuttlecock.
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
Making gift coupons is one way to say “I love you.” Together with your child, create a coupon book of ways your child can help with a family task or give as a gift on special occasions.
Cat is Stuck in a Tree... Again
Your child will learn to put things in height order, and use comparative vocabulary such as tall, taller, and tallest.
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