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
Really Useful Cargo
Your child can create a Sodor inspired cardboard box and then fill it with needed supplies to donate to charity.
Baby Fox's Big Machine
Learn about diagrams to plan out a design for something like building a big machine.
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
Feeling Left Out
Brainstorming and role-playing how to cope with being left out can help prepare children for a time when they might be excluded from play.
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.
The Ones You Love Take Care of You
Even when you are resting, there are still ways to play quietly and have fun.
Draw Your Feelings
Drawing is one way your child can express and manage difficult emotions. Use this online drawing activity as a tool for your child to express what she is feeling.
Peg and her friends use teamwork, map reading, and counting to find the hidden treasure.
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
Math in the Bath - Costume Box
Peg makes height comparisons between different imaginary people and animals.
Peg + Cat Tree Problem
Peg and Cat's spirited and playful antics engage children in learning math concepts while having an awesome time! This app offers a series of games designed to help your child practice creative problem-solving and height comparison skills.
Welcome to the Pools
Your child will learn about symmetry, which means that an objects has two halves that are the same.
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