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
The agents learn about which time came first in the morning by representing it on a number line.
Don't Wake Kate!
D.W. wants a glass of water, but needs to be quiet so that she doesn't wake up Baby Kate. Can your child help D.W. tiptoe across the room to get water without stepping on a noisy toy?
Bowling for Math Facts
Children can work on counting and gross motor skills by creating and setting up their own bowling game.
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
Salty & Pierre #2
Salt and Pepper count the two swans and recognize that their neck is in the shape of the number 2.
Buster Confronts Arthur
Buster accuses Arthur of sharing an embarrassing secret with all of their friends.
Learn about making graphs to represent data as Peg creates a graph of the number of times everyone can hop in a row.
Jet’s Solar System Game
Does your child want to fly across the solar system with Jet? He can choose a character to play as and then be the first to reach the finish line in this printable game.
Your child will learn to write addition sentences to show the sum after adding 1 to a number.
Ori and the Centigurps
This clip can help if your child needs help dividing up large numbers or understanding how many times a small number fits into a bigger number
Love Day in the Neighborhood
Daniel gives Teacher Harriet the heart he made especially for her on Love Day.
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