Every parent has experienced a child's tantrums and meltdowns. These often come at inconvenient times and places, and they remind us that young children are still learning how to understand and regulate their emotions. Just like adults, kids experience a full range of "big feelings,” including anger, fear, happiness, sadness, excitement and frustration. They need our guidance as they develop strategies for calming down, controlling impulses and focusing.
Growing Up Well: Supporting Your Two-Year-Old's Emotional Development
Emotions influence behavior. Part of growing up is learning how to manage our emotions and exercise self-control so that we can treat ourselves and others with respect. Sometimes that means resisting what we want to do in the moment (such as throw something when we are mad) to make a more thoughtful choice. When kids experience stressful and emotional situations, self-regulation strategies can help them calm down and make good decisions.Learn More
Aki the Ninja
Peg + Cat use their math skills to take away objects from Aki so she has one of each left.
Brain's Chess Club
Brain searches for a worthy chess opponent to help him train for an upcoming match.
Birdwatching with Laura Giganotosaurus
Laura Giganotosaurus explains to the Pteranodons how she goes birdwatching.
Self-confidence grows as children learn new skills and become increasingly independent. It's the feeling associated with the phrase, "I can do it!" From taking their first steps to learning how to read, children gain self-confidence as they master new skills. This gives them the courage to continue to explore and expand their abilities.Learn More
Dinosaurs of a Feather
Examining clean bird feathers can help your child understand that different types of feathers serve different purposes. After examining the feathers, your child can create a picture of a Velociraptor with feathers.
Pretend Play: Caring for Baby
Young children are often interested in babies. Have your child learn more about caring for an infant by role-playing with a doll or stuffed animal.
Help Your Child Manage Emotions with Daniel Tiger
Through imagination, creativity and music, Daniel and his friends learn how to manage big and overwhelming feelings using strategies grounded in the teachings of Mister Rogers.Find Activities