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 Three-Year-Old's Character Development
O Joins in the Pretending, Too
After seeing all the different ways that his friends play pretend, O joins in the fun!
A Case of the Skips
The agents identify a skip pattern when they determine the baker has skipped every other step in making the cake.
Explore Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood
Encouraging open-ended, imaginative play, this app let's your child explore as they visit familiar places and create stories.
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
Your child can create his own virtual garden by answering questions about the greener way to use resources wisely.
Pick a Door any Door
Your child can learn about mental math strategies in this clip where Odd Todd uses addition, subtraction, and logic to solve Obfusco's word problem
I Want to Play with My Sister All Day Long Song
Daniel sings about how happy he is to have his sister as his new best friend.
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
Cookies for Cups
Your child can learn how to compare numbers using a bar graph in this clip where Cat needs to know how many items he should trade.
Peg's friends want new hair styles. Your child can practice counting skills and learn about longer and shorter while performing a set of hair styling actions in a particular order.
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