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 Seven-Year-Old's Character Development
Peg Finds Her Marble
When Peg's marble goes missing Cleopatra helps use the pan balance to find which spice bowl is heavier.
Math in the Bath - Painting Masterpieces
Bathtime with Peg + Cat introduces kids to counting by 5 and grouping objects.
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
Does your child have a story idea for Arthur? Using the comic book creator, your child can write and illustrate a story with Arthur and his friends.
Make a Feelings Photography Book
Talking about feelings as you make a photo book of faces can help your child identify how faces can show emotion.
Baby Fox's Musical Machine
In this clip, Peg, Cat, and Ludwig problem solve together using 3 count musical beats and direction following.
Cat Likes Circles
Your child will learn to recognize 2D and 3D shapes, such as circles, triangles, rectangles, and spheres, and understand that 2D shapes are "flat" compared to 3D shapes.
The Smoothie Clause
Your child can learn skills to read an analog clock and tell time in this clip where Otto and Olive only have 20 minutes to interrogate villains.
Four + One = Five Sleeping Pirates
Your child will learn that adding 1 is like counting up to the next number, and to write addition sentences to show the sum after adding 1 to a number.
Assistants Save the Day
In this clip, your child can learn numbers that add to 20 as the agents-in-training try to combine their numbered gadgets.
Roxanne Loves Solid Shapes
Cat sings the praises of solid shapes in this clip. Your child can learn about the properties of some 3D shapes.
What's the Difference?
Subtraction and measurement are key skills Peg uses while trying to restore her room to color in the Highlight Zone.
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