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
Oscar's Rotten Ride
Oscar is going on a treasure hunt for trash in the ocean, on the beach, and in space. Your child can help Oscar while learning about height, ordering, and following directions .
Ramone's Pebble Plane
In this clip, Ramone teaches about learning from your mistakes and reading from a meter.
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
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.
Buster is serving school lunch. Can your child help him put together a balance of healthy foods?
Olive's New Year's Resolutions
Olive counts down as she recites the New Year's resolutions she's completed.
Agent Orchid tells us a little bit about herself, and how she is figuring out at Odd Squad if her personality is a result of the experiences she has had.
Stay Safe Near the Water Strategy Song
When you're near the water, it's important to have a grownup nearby and know safety rules.
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
Cooking together offers your child an opportunity to see the science behind food preparation. Talk about the changes that occur when food is prepared as you work with your child to create this thoughtful breakfast.
My Fish Tank
Observing fish in a tank can help your child appreciate similarities and differences. In this game, your child can watch and interact with Daniel Tiger's fish tank and learn more about the unique characteristics of each fish.
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