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 Four-Year-Old's Emotional Development
Aki the Ninja
Peg + Cat use their math skills to take away objects from Aki so she has one of each left.
In this game, your child can help Nature Cat disperse seeds so that plants can grow in new places.
Making Carrion Casserole
Buddy and Tiny help Chef Carcharodontosaurus serve up his famous carrion casserole.
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
Nursing stuffed animals back to health in a pretend infirmary can provide the opportunity for your child to learn about healthy habits through discussion and role-play.
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 Golden Pear
Daniel and his friends work together to find, retrieve and deliver the Special Golden Pear
Everyone is Different
Bubbles shares her concern with Ripple that she feels she is being replaced by Finny.
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