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
Odd Squad enlists Delivery Debbie to help thwart the evil plan of a new group of Villains.
The Sweater Kids Help in Their Real Neighborhoods
Real children show some of the ways they help their family and friends.
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
Feel the Music
Music is one way people can express how they are feeling. In this game, your child can express himself by choosing instruments and sounds that represent the feelings of happy, sad and mad.
Daniel Can't Find the Pretend Spaghetti! (Spanish)
Daniel can't find what he's looking for and that makes him feel very frustrated.
OddTube: See It, Solve It
Olympia shows you how to solve odd cases with something she calls, "See it, solve it"!
Preparing for the art show
When Muffy sees Ganson's machines, she brags that she can make even better ones.
Tracking the Number Hog
Your child will learn about place value, and identifying digits in the hundreds, tens, and ones places.
Y Do I Love the Letter Y?
In this musical clip, your child can learn about what words begin with the letter Y.
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