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
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
Sleeping Somewhere New
Daniel and Prince Wednesday see something scary while playing with their stuffed animals.
Your child can create his own kooky recipes by describing, writing and illustrating the needed ingredients and procedures.
Welcome to the BreakRoom: Part 3
Your child can practice reading and interpreting bar graphs in this clip where Oksana takes a vote on lunch for the Odd Squad.
Cat Measuring Tool
Your child can learn about length and measurement as she uses Cat as a measuring tool to measure the length of various objects at home.
The Invisible Band is Here!
When the Pinkville band can't perform, Pinkalicious and her friends form a marching band by using their voices in place of instruments.
A Make Believe Obstacle Course
Daniel imagines that he and Snowball the bunny are playing on an obstacle course.
Baby Margaret Has Her Diaper Changed
Daniel and Miss Elaina run into baby Margaret's room, where her diaper is being changed.
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
Buried Treasure Party
Your child will learn about the relation between height and length, and how they can use their own height to measure length.
OddTube: See It, Solve It
Olympia shows you how to solve odd cases with something she calls, "See it, solve it"!
Daniel and O are Scared of the Thunder
Mom helps Daniel and O know that they are safe when they are scared of the thunder.
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