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
Peg's Perfect Pizza
Who says pizza has to be round? Together with your child, practice using standard units to measure ingredients to make a triangle, square or octagon pizza.
Voicemail for Arthur
When Arthur wins free tickets to a concert, suddenly everyone wants to be his best friend.
Dance Like Nobody's Watching
Otto figures out the pattern of lasers and then moves in the opposite direction with a dance to get through the trap.
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
Do You Want to Build a Snow Fairy?
Pinkalicious and her friends set out to build a snowman, but decide they want to sculpt something a little different this year... a snow fairy.
Keep Trying, You'll Get Better!
There are so many ways that practice makes you better, but you have to keep trying!
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