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
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.
Stop and Listen to Stay Safe
Daniel and his friends sing and dance about the rules that help us stay safe.
Spin and Sing
It's so much fun to sing along with Daniel Tiger! In this online experience, your child can spin a wheel of eight songs to sing along with Daniel and reinforce concepts such as counting to four when mad and being a helper at home.
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
Playing doctor can help your child work through fears and anxieties about visiting the doctor.
Daniel Tiger and his friends are celebrating Neighbor Day! In this game, your child can ride along on Trolley and help each neighbor complete tasks such as gathering flowers, blowing up balloons, and cleaning picnic tables.
Walk Like Animals
Can your child waddle like a duck or swim like a fish? Make a game of it by drawing and imitating all sorts of pets and animals.
D.W. Loses Larry
D.W. wants to take Larry outside to get some fresh air, but things don't go as planned!
Making gift coupons is one way to say “I love you.” Together with your child, create a coupon book of ways your child can help with a family task or give as a gift on special occasions.
In this clip, Peg and Cat use batting charts to predict where batters on the other team are likely to hit the ball.
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
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.
Does your child have a story idea for Arthur? Using the comic book creator, your child can write and illustrate a story with Arthur and his friends.
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