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 Two-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
Giant Wedding Order
Your child can learn about number relations in this clip where Peg and Cat must sort the numbers 1 to 6 so they are in order.
The Parade is Only for Big Kids!
Daniel doesn't want Margaret to join the parade he is making with his friends.
Your child can learn about musical beats, directional opposites, and problem solving in this junkyard music clip.
Four + One = Five Sleeping Pirates
Your child will learn that adding 1 is like counting up to the next number, and to write addition sentences to show the sum after adding 1 to a number.
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
Detective Elmo: The Cookie Case
A cookie painting has been stolen from the museum! Your child can help Detective Elmo look for clues to solve the mystery of the missing painting.
Create Your Own “My Family Traditions” Book
Making a book about your family can be a fun way for your child to learn about family history and traditions.
Ramone's Pebble Plane
In this clip, Ramone teaches about learning from your mistakes and reading from a meter.
Build Good Character Skills with Daniel Tiger
Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn the key skills necessary for school and for life, using strategies grounded in the teachings of Mister Rogers.Find Activities