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
Welcome to the Break Room: Part 2
Your child will begin to learn about fractions, and dividing something into halves, fourths, and eighths, which all have equal parts.
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
Work Together by Playing a Helping Game
Being a helper can be fun! Working together at clean up time can make the job go faster.
Calming Down Strategy Song (Spanish)
This song helps Daniel and his friends find a way to calm themselves down.
Draw Your Feelings
Drawing is one way to express feelings. In this Daniel Tiger printable, your child can draw a picture of how he is feeling today.
"You Can Be Mad at Someone You Love" Song
Daniel and his friends give their families hugs after they've been mad.
Your child can create his own virtual garden by answering questions about the greener way to use resources wisely.
4 + 6 = Magic
In this clip, your child can learn about matching numbers that add up to 10 and simple addition problems.
Your child will learn about rounding to the nearest 10, and when to round up or down.
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
Make a Poster to Help Your Child Learn to Make Waiting Easier
Waiting in line or waiting for a turn can be difficult for children. Work with your child to create an idea poster showing what to do while waiting.
Who Doesn't Like Glitter?
Pinkalicious is excited to try the new glitterizer tool, but Rafael isn't happy when she adds glitter to his new painting.
Storytime at the Library (Spanish)
It's storytime at the library but Prince Wednesday is having a hard time calming 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