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
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
Something Weird Has Just Happened (Odd Squad is Going Down)
Weird Tom sings a song about how he is taking over for Odd Squad.
Where'd Sir Galahad Go?!
Nature Cat and the gang need to find Sir Galahad before their family gets home!
For the Baby Animals!
The Kratts crew decides to hold off on their party and save their baby animal friends.
"You Can Get Your Mad Out" song
A song about some of the many different ways you can get your mad feelings out.
Do You Want to Build a Snow Fairy?
Pinkalicious and her friends set out to build a snowman, but decide they want to sculpt something a little different this year... a snow fairy.
Naming feelings and talking about them can help children feel more in control and less scared. Print and play this game to give your child a chance to talk about different kinds of feelings.
Keep Trying! Create a “Tightrope” to Talk About Practice
Walking on a masking tape "tightrope" can help your child build confidence, concentration, and coordination while encouraging imagination through pretend play.
Your child can visualize the shapes that make up George's face in this puzzle game with Curious George.
Stack to the Sky
Bob and his friends are on the job! Your child can carefully choose and stack building parts to create a structure that meets a specified height requirement.
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