It’s never too early to help your child develop positive character traits. Early child development experts say social-emotional skills and good character can and should be nurtured from birth.
At Primrose, our Balanced Learning® curriculum infuses character development lessons throughout the day with the Primrose Friends — 12 engaging classroom puppets that help foster compassion, creativity, gratitude and honesty in children. Teachers use puppetry, role play, music and hands-on activities to help children understand concepts like cooperation and respect. And because children love the cute and cuddly Friends, the lessons are especially resonant.
Get to know the Friends and take our Best Day Ever! quiz with your child.
Here’s a brief introduction to the Primrose Friends and each of their traits.
Meet the Primrose Friends!
Erwin® the Dog
Character trait: Friendship
Erwin teaches children the value of friendship, and that friends support and help each other.
Molly℠ the Cow
Character trait: Respect for Others
Molly shows children how to get along with others, avoid and resolve conflicts, and create a positive social and school environment.
Katie® the Cat
Character trait: Cooperation
Katie demonstrates the value and fun of working together toward a goal.
Benjamin® the Bear
Character trait: Generosity
Benjamin shows children that they can be kind and giving to others without expecting anything in return.
Libby℠ the Lamb
Character trait: Fairness
Libby teaches children that being fair leads to positive relationships and more fun for everyone.
Billy® the Duck
Character trait: Keeping Promises
Billy demonstrates that character is defined by what you do, not just by what you say, and that staying true to your word is important.
Og® the Bookworm
Character trait: Caring
Og tells children that caring for others helps make the world a better place — and feels good, too.
Peanut℠ the Pony
Character trait: Honesty
Peanut teaches children that honesty helps people trust one another. He explains that being honest can be difficult, but it’s always worth it.
Megy® the Pig
Character trait: Conservation
Megy helps teach children that we have an obligation to the earth to protect it and our natural resources. She helps children identify actions they can take to help the environment.
Percy® the Rooster
Character trait: Courage
Percy teaches that courage is about doing the right thing even when it’s scary or hard. He shows children that they can be courageous in ways big and small.
Mia℠ the Mouse
Character trait: Citizenship
Mia shows children that being a good citizen is about making your community, school and home better for everyone.
Ally℠ the Bunny
Character trait: Responsibility
Ally helps children understand that they’re responsible for themselves and that behaving responsibly helps everyone.
Which Primrose Friend would come along on your child’s Best Day Ever? Take our quiz to find out.
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