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
All Aboard with Words Game
Your child can develop persistence and practice early literacy and spelling skills by playing a Thomas themed word game.
Monkeying around at the Zoo
It's the day of the teddy bear picnic at the zoo. Pinkalicious and Peter are excited to attend until a mischievous monkey takes one of the teddy bears.
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
"It's Okay to Make Mistakes" Strategy Song
A song that reminds us that everyone makes mistakes sometimes.
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
The Case of Ms. O's Missing Badge
Ms. O's badge has been stolen. In this weight and balance activity, your child will make a balance scale from everyday items and then use it to help find Ms. O's badge.
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