Best for Character Development: Our Recommendations for Families

Developing character strengths and life skills is essential to kids' overall growth and success. Traits and strategies like communication, compassion, courage, curiosity, empathy, gratitude, humility, integrity, perseverance, self-control, and teamwork help kids learn, create, and relate to other people (as well as themselves) in healthy ways. All of our picks promote these strengths and skills by portraying relatable, inspirational characters and situations and sparking meaningful family conversations.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Movie Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of being aware of and thankful for the good things in their lives -- and expressing that appreciation.
Guess How Much I Love You TV Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of being aware of and thankful for the good things in their life -- and expressing that appreciation.
The Snowy Day Book Poster Image
Relatable stories of misfits, outsiders, and finding acceptance.
Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom TV Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of sticking with something, no matter what challenges they face.
Sesame Street TV Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of telling the truth, acting sincerely, treating people equally, and taking responsibility.
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Movie Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of sticking with something, no matter what challenges they face.
Tinker Bell and the Lost Treasure Movie Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of taking on challenges despite risks -- and speaking up for what's right no matter what.
Puffin Rock TV Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of paying attention to (and managing) their thoughts, feelings, and impulses.
Phineas and Ferb TV Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of understanding that no one is "better" than anybody else.
Clangers TV Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of putting themselves in someone else's shoes to understand their feelings and perspective.
3rd & Bird TV Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of working respectfully and effectively with a group -- and doing their share.
Ask the Storybots TV Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of learning information for its own sake, as well as actively seeking out new challenges.
PAW Patrol TV Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of taking on challenges despite risks -- and speaking up for what's right no matter what.
Sesame Street TV Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of caring about others and behaving toward them with affection, generosity, and concern.
The Busy World of Richard Scarry TV Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of thoughtful listening, clear expression, and the importance of honoring differences.
Curious George 3: Back to the Jungle Movie Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of working respectfully and effectively with a group -- and doing their share.
Frozen Movie Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of paying attention to (and managing) their thoughts, feelings, and impulses.
Charlie Brown's All Stars! Movie Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of telling the truth, acting sincerely, treating people equally, and taking responsibility.
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Movie Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of understanding that no one is "better" than anybody else.
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown Movie Poster Image
Help kids learn the value of putting themselves in someone else's shoes to understand their feelings and perspective.

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