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 Eight-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
Otto at the Arcade
Learning how to combine coins to make a dollar is an easy way to learn about money. In this clip, Olive explores how she can use coins to pay a dollar admission fee.
The Slow Motion Path
The Odd Squad must take a longer path to avoid an obstacle. This clip can teach your child about reading maps and navigating using a map.
Your child can become "Master of the Morning" by coloring and earning these morning routine reward badges.
Your child can use coins to practice several math skills including sorting, counting, pattering and probability.
So Funny I Forgot to Laugh
In this interactive story, Arthur teases Sue Ellen about her new sweater. Your child can follow along with the story and then decide how the story should end.
Triangle, Pentagon, Triangle, Square!
Your child will learn about the number of sides of shapes, and creating more complex patterns with shapes.
Run! Hide! Run! Hide!
Nature Cat hopes to out-camoflauge Ronald at the Neighborhood Hide ‘N’ Seek Championship.
Finding the Farm
Your child will learn to identify the tens and ones digits in larger numbers, and how they can count on.
At the Farm - Ducky's New Home (Spanish)
Ducky seems to like his new home at the farm, so Daniel and his friends don't feel so sad!
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
A Time To Play and a Time to Be Calm (Spanish)
Daniel is excited to go to the Clock Factory with Dad and it’s hard for him to calm down.
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