Character Education

Helping children learn values that will help them become good citizens. Ideas from the Character Essentials curriculum from Kiddie Academy.

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Xavier Riddle’s Halloween Heroes Costume Ideas for Cool Kids (with Busy Parents)
10/29/2021

This post originally appeared on the Xavier Riddle blog. Easy Halloween Costumes for the Whole Family Still looking for Halloween costume inspiration? Look no further! Our partners at the popular PBS Kids TV show, “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum,” have a Halloween treat for you. The Xavier team worked…

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Preparing Children to Live in a Social Media-Centric World 
12/17/2020

It’s almost impossible for children to grow up these days without having exposure to and experience with social media. The world of social media is a tricky place for anyone, let alone children. Not everything about it is bad. Used properly, it’s a great way to interact with friends and…

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What Parents Think About Pride
07/18/2019

As we posted recently, Kiddie Academy’s featured Character Education trait in July is Pride. We were curious to find out what parents do to instill a sense of pride, self-esteem and encouragement in their children. So, we decided to commission a national survey1 of over 1,000 parents to get their…

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Teaching Your Child Responsibility
03/07/2019

If you search the web for effective ways to teach children about responsibility, a surprising number of results give tips on how to assign household chores. It’s not like everyone’s advocating turning our children into servants – although having the extra sets of helping hands certainly is nice! But helping…

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Do a Pinkalicious® Activity at Home for Valentine’s Day
02/13/2019

Valentine’s Day gives us all a chance to tell other people in our lives how much they mean to us. Here’s a nice activity inspired by our partners at PBS Kids that you can do with your child to put a smile on their friends’ faces this Valentine’s Day. Recently,…

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