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
Creating a memory book of experiences can help your child develop creativity and language skills as well as provide a long-lasting art project that can be read again and again.
Abbot's First Gymnastics Class
Abbot is doing something new. He takes his stuffed animal with him to help him feel better
Eight Days of Hanukkah
Your child can learn about Hanukkah traditions and the special number 8 in this musical clip.
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
The Case of the Centigurps That Keep Escaping
Five, Ten, Fifteen, Twenty… Practicing skip counting skills in this activity can help your child learn how to count to high numbers without going one by one.
It's Picture Day!
Your child will learn strategies to solve equations with blanks before the equal sign.
Trip Your Way to Victory
Peg, Cat, the President, and Vice President sing about taking risks and making mistakes.
Polly Graph is Invisible
Let Olive introduce your child to a hundreds chart, which maps numbers 1 to 100 in a grid to easily understand tens and ones place.
Daniel Can't Find the Pretend Spaghetti!
Daniel can't find what he's looking for and that makes him feel very frustrated.
What Should Daniel Wear Today?
Daniel needs to pick the right clothes to wear on this snowy day in the neighborhood.
The Queen of Hearts
Your child can practice simple subtraction with Peg in this clip where she must make sure 2 stacks are the same height.
Birdwatching with Laura Giganotosaurus
Laura Giganotosaurus explains to the Pteranodons how she goes birdwatching.
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