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
"Look for the Helpers" Song
A song about some of the many helpers who keep us safe, especially when we feel scared.
Saying I'm Sorry is the First Step Strategy Song
There are many ways to help make things right again.
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
Get Well Wishes for Daniel and Mom
Daniel and his mom are home sick, so their neighbors stop by to help them feel better.
Stack to the Sky
Bob and his friends are on the job! Your child can carefully choose and stack building parts to create a structure that meets a specified height requirement.
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
A Pretend Outer Space Adventure
With a cardboard box, Daniel imagines that he is an astronaut on an adventure in space.
Stop the Shape Thief
The Odd Squad needs to keep Common Chris from stealing shapes. Your child can help by putting common shapes together to form more complex shapes and keep them out of Common Chris' sight.
To Catch a Double
Your child will begin to understand the concept of doubling, which is to add a number to itself.
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