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
Crayon Resist Garden Painting
Using crayons and food coloring, your child can talk about plants and their parts while creating his own garden in the crayon resist style of painting.
Trolley's Wheels Fell Off
When Trolley's wheel falls off, Mom encourages Daniel to fix the problem by himself.
We'll Solve the Problem Together" Song
The friends sing about how proud they feel when they solve their own problems at school.
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
Keep Trying, You'll Get Better!
There are so many ways that practice makes you better, but you have to keep trying!
Mathroom - Why are Shapes Disappearing?
Your child will learn about using counters to solve subtraction problems.
Your child can learn about collecting data and representing it in a tally chart in this clip, where Otto and Olive compare the number of argments other agents had with Obfusco.
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
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