CHARACTERISTICS OF CHARACTER FORMATION IN CHILDHOOD Character is an individual combination of the essential properties of the personality expressing the relation of the person to reality and appearing in his behavior, in his acts. Character formation begins in early childhood. Already in preschool age the first contours of character are outlined, the habitual way behavior, certain relations to reality begins to develop. Formation of character Manifestations of collectivism, perseverance, endurance, courage in preschool age are formed primarily in the game, especially in collective plot games with the rules. Of great importance are the simplest types of work available to preschool children. Performing some simple duties, the child learns to respect and love work, to feel responsible for the assigned work. With the admission to school begins a new stage of character formation. For the first time a child faces a number of strict rules and school duties that determine all his behavior at school, at home, in public places. THESE RULES, RESPONSIBILITIES AND TO DEVELOP STUDENT: accuracy organization purposefulness systematic hard work discipline persistence The school team At the school the child enters into a new relationship for him with the teachers, in the relationship of community and mutual assistance with friends. He develops consciousness of duty and responsibility towards the group in their class, school sense of community collectivism. THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHARACTER TRAITS IN ADOLESCENTS Teenager to a great extent thana Junior high school student, participates in adult life, to him demand more. The teenager in his educational and social activities begins to be guided by the motives of public order: sense of duty a sense of responsibility to the team desire to maintain the honor of the school, class WHAT ARE THE WAYS OF CHARACTER EDUCATION? A decisive influence on the character of the child has education. There are children, the nature of which it would be impossible to rehabilitate and that it would be impossible to cultivate certain good qualities, eliminating even as if they have already rooted negative traits. A necessary condition for character education is the formation of worldview, beliefs, and ideals. The worldview determines the direction of a person, his life goals, aspirations, from the worldview follow the moral guidelines that people are guided in their actions. For the education of socially valuable traits, it is necessary to organize the child's play, educational, work activities, in which he / she could gain experience of correct behavior. . In the process of character formation is necessary to stipulate not only some form of behavior, but also the appropriate motive for this behavior, but the corresponding motif of this behavior, putting children in such conditions that their practice is consistent with their ideological upbringing, so they applied in practice learn the principles of behavior. An important role in the formation of character plays a living word teacher, educator, with whom he refers to the child. A significant place is occupied, in particular, ethical or moral conversations. Their goal is to form the right moral ideas and concepts in children. For the first time meeting with students at the beginning of the first year of study, the teacher should carefully observe them, talk with parents about the conditions and features of the child's development, about the manifestations of his character. On the basis of observations and interviews, it is necessary to draw up a certain program of formation of the character of the child, taking into account his individual characteristics. CONCLUSION For older students one of the ways of character formation is self - education. But younger students the teacher should cultivate the desire to rid themselves of those flaws, undesirable habits, to develop good habits. Especially important is the need for an individual approach to character education. Individual approach requires reliance on the positive that each child already has in the field of his interests, relationships to people, to certain activities, etc. Fully developing the existing valuable features, encouraging positive actions, the teacher can easily overcome the negative traits in children. In order to educate the character of the student, taking into account his individual characteristics, you should know them well, ie, comprehensively and deeply study the individuality of the student. The study of the child-a relatively long process. Only a good knowledge of the student will allow to plan individual activities for his further education or reeducation and will lead to the desired results.