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
Facts and Opinions
Your child can practice distinguishing between fact and opinion in this online game hosted by Binky.
Saying Goodbye to Ducky (Spanish)
Daniel and Miss Elaina feel sad because it's time to take Ducky to the farm.
Sesame Street Super Salad Diner
Bert and Ernie are serving up salads at the diner. Your child can complete customer orders by adding the requested ingredients to create the perfect salad for each customer.
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
Grown-Ups Keep You Safe" Song
When Daniel and his friends feel scared, they know grown-ups will keep them safe.
Jobs in Your Neighborhood
Meeting neighbors and talking about neighborhood jobs can help your child develop goals and think about what job she might like to do one day.
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
Talking about Arthur's eyeglasses can help your child better understand how eyeglasses work and why some people need to wear them.
A Day at the Beach
Come along to the beach with Devin and his mom! Devin remembers all the ways to stay safe.
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