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 Three-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
In this fun game with Trolley, your child can be in charge, deciding where and which direction Trolley should drive.
Saying Sorry Isn't Helping!
After apologizing to Daniel, Miss Elaina learns that saying sorry is just the first step.
Stuck in Swamps N' Gators
In this clip, your child can learn from Olive and Otto how to add together numbers on two dice.
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
We'll Solve the Problem Together" Song
The friends sing about how proud they feel when they solve their own problems at school.
Marina and Prunella try out for the gymnastics team with famous gymnast Boris Belinsky.
Dandelion Fingerprint Painting
Your child can combine science and art by creating a fingerprint painting of a dandelion and its blowing seeds.
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