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 Five-Year-Old's Emotional Development
Welcome to the Break Room: Part 2
Your child will begin to learn about fractions, and dividing something into halves, fourths, and eighths, which all have equal parts.
George has the blues!
Koko Taylor and Taj Mahal guest-star in this clip celebrating "The Year of The Blues."
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
Tips for Babysitters
Creating a guide for babysitters can help your child face things that may come up with a babysitter, like missing parents, and offer tips to the babysitter for how best comfort or ease frustrations or fears.
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 Smoothie Clause
Your child can learn skills to read an analog clock and tell time in this clip where Otto and Olive only have 20 minutes to interrogate villains.
Help Your Child Manage Emotions with Arthur
Whether facing down a bully, worrying about a new teacher or being the very last person on earth to lose his baby teeth, Arthur and his friends manage to solve their crises with imagination, kindness and a lot of humor.Find Activities