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
Journey to Ernie
Big Bird is on an adventure to find where Ernie is hiding. Using Big Bird's clues, your child can help find Ernie.
Martha Speaks Word Spinner
Help your child build storytelling and oral vocabulary skills while playing six interactive mini-games with the whole family.
Your child will learn about writing addition sentences to represent decomposing 13 into various ways.
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
Piggy Bank Saving
Creating a piggy bank and counting money can help your child better understand the concept of saving.
This clip teaches about 2-digit numbers and what to expect from numbers in the tens place and numbers in the ones place.
Tackle Fears Through Art
Talking about fears and acting out solutions through role-play can help your child feel less afraid.
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?
Clean Up, Pick Up, Put Away Strategy Song
Daniel and his friends celebrate their clean up day at the park with a picnic.
Peg and Cat Dive for a Diamond
Your child can learn about ordinal numbers up to 6 in this clip where Peg and Cat must follow directions.
Oscar's Rotten Ride
Oscar is going on a treasure hunt for trash in the ocean, on the beach, and in space. Your child can help Oscar while learning about height, ordering, and following directions .
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
Millie's Calm Down Jar
Creating a 'calm down jar' can give your child something to focus on when he feels anxious.
Otto eats the shrinking potato salad and loses 1 foot when the agents measure his 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