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
On the Job
Many jobs require certain tools. Your child can identify the right tool for the right job in this matching game.
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.
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
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
You've Got Braille
Prunella's friend uses braille to read. Your child can learn more about braille by reviewing an alphabet chart and translating typed text into braille.
Otto eats the shrinking potato salad and loses 1 foot when the agents measure his height.
Ori and the Centigurps
This clip can help if your child needs help dividing up large numbers or understanding how many times a small number fits into a bigger number
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