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 Six-Year-Old's Emotional Development
The agents using grouping to count the missing pies by 5s and figure out Tommy Twosie may be the villain.
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
Training Video #94 - How to Deal with a Saffron Slimer
Your child will learn about using a pan balance to compare weight.
Everybody Makes Mistakes
Peg and Cat teach about learning from their mistakes with the help of some famous friends.
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
Buster Confronts Arthur
Buster accuses Arthur of sharing an embarrassing secret with all of their friends.
When Molly sees James being mean to another kid, she resolves to quit bullying for good.
Oprah and O'Donahue
By identifying the patterns Odd Squad agents use when they play rock, paper, scissors Ms. O is able to beat them to win the jelly bean.
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