Kids for Character

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Kids for Character was a program that was released on VHS in April 23, 1996. It was a charity special about moral character that featured many different children's characters. It was produced by The Character Counts! Coalition and was distributed by Lyrick Studios. The host of the show is Tom Selleck. Music is composed by Joe Phillips who was best known for his work on the Barney Franchises since 1995. Kids for Character Choices Count vhs released in 1997.

Featured shows[edit]

Each of the six shows represented a different "pillar" of character (Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship):

  • The Puzzle Place - Julie recaps the episode "Finder's Keepers" used to teach Trustworthiness.
  • Barney & Friends - In this skit created for this video, Barney as well as Min, Shawn, and Tosha teach Baby Bop about Respect through song.
  • The Magic School Bus - The episode "Wet All Over" is used to teach Responsibility.
  • Lamb Chop's Play-Along - Lamb Chop and Shari Lewis talk about the time when she had to split jelly beans between Lamb Chop and Charlie Horse in a lesson on Fairness.
  • Gullah Gullah Island - The episode "The Binyah Binyah Polliwog Show" to show the importance of Caring.
  • Babar - The episode "Babar's Triumph" is used to reinforce the importance of Citizenship.

Special Characters Guest Stars[edit]


Voice cast[edit]


  • "It's Your Character That Counts"
  • "Six Simple Words"
  • "Respect"
  • "It's Not Fair"
  • "Go Underneath the Broomstick"
  • "Friends and Family"
  • "We're Kids for Character"

Minor Cast[edit]

  • Min (only in Barney segment)
  • Shawn (only in Barney segment)
  • Tosha (only in Barney segment)

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