It’s never too early to help your child develop positive character traits. Early child development experts suggest social 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 traits like compassion, creativity, gratitude and honesty in children. Teachers use puppetry, role play, music and hands-on activities to help children understand big ideas 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 to find out which Friend they are most like!
Here’s a brief introduction to the Primrose Friends and each of their traits.
Meet the Primrose Friends!
Character trait: Friendship
Erwin helps children learn the value of friendship, and that friends support and help each other.
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.
Character trait: Cooperation
Katie demonstrates the value and fun of working together toward a goal.
Character trait: Generosity
Benjamin shows children that they can be kind and giving to others without expecting anything in return.
Character trait: Fairness
Libby teaches children that being fair leads to positive relationships and more fun for everyone.
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.
Character trait: Caring
Og tells children that caring for others helps make the world a better place — and feels good, too.
Character trait: Honesty
Character trait: Conservation
Megy helps teach children how important it is to care for our environment to help keep our planet healthy! She helps children identify actions they can take to help the environment.
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.
Character trait: Citizenship
Mia shows children that being a good citizen is about making your community, school and home better for everyone.
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.
For more about building character, check out:
- 4 Character Traits That Preschoolers Can Learn
- How Primrose Balanced Learning Helps Children Develop Social Skills
- 4 Ways to Raise a Good Friend
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