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
Centigurps Love Spheres
Odd Squad agents count by 5s and use graphs to represent the collected centigurps. Then they search for spheres to find remaining centigurps.
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
While Buster and Ladonna are in line at the movies, the popcorn machine...malfunctions.
Piggy Bank Saving
Creating a piggy bank and counting money can help your child better understand the concept of saving.
Daniel Can't Find His Watch (Spanish)
Daniel has to clean up his toys so that he can find his watch.
Gardening for Birds
Creating a container garden with certain types of flowers can attract birds for you to observe and provide some birds with food.
Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings
Your child can play, sing along and explore all kinds of different feelings with Daniel in this app.
Too Much Splashing at the Beach
Daniel and Miss Elaina are playing at the beach. But there's too much splashing.
Training Video #26 - Combining Gadgets
Your child will learn to write addition sentences to show how the number 10 can be decomposed in various ways.
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
We're Coming For You Harold!
While playing catch, Hal’s beloved flying disc Harold is accidentally flung into a cave.
Paulette and Polly Polycotylus
The kids meet a Paulette and Polly Polycotylus and learn about their features.
Mr. Frank's Flat Cart
Mr. Frank's cart changed from 3D to 2D but the detectives figured out it was a rectangular prism that is now flat because it changed dimension.
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