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
Birthday Treasure Hunt
It's Prince Wednesday's birthday and there's a treasure hunt to find his birthday cake.
Mathroom - Why are Shapes Disappearing?
Your child will learn about using counters to solve subtraction problems.
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
Analyzing Bar Graphs
Your child can learn how to correctly interpret bar graphs in this helpful video where Olive compares two bar graphs with different axes.
Marina and Prunella try out for the gymnastics team with famous gymnast Boris Belinsky.
BJ's First Barbershop Visit
It's BJ's first visit to the barbershop. His dad knows it can be a little scary.
We Can Take Turns
Chrissie wants to play Treasure Hunt, Wednesday wants to play dinosaurs. What to do?
"Hold My Hand and Know that I'm with You" Song
This is a song about some of those times when it helps to hold a grownup's hand.
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
Imagination: Daniel the Adventure Tiger Goes Camping
Daniel imagines that he is a brave and strong adventure tiger on a camping adventure!
High Wire Peg
Help your child learn about stacking objects to reach a certain height, and that when they stack two objects of the same height, they reach double the height.
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