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 Eight-Year-Old's Emotional Development
Baby Fox's Big Machine
Learn about diagrams to plan out a design for something like building a big machine.
Saying I'm Sorry is the First Step Strategy Song
There are many ways to help make things right again.
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
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.
Down The Tubes
The Odd Squad needs help fixing their transportation tubes. Your child can practice math concepts including measurement, addition and spatial reasoning skills while helping the Odd Squad make the needed repairs.
Picking Cherries (Spanish)
Daniel and Prince Wednesday find a way to help out, even though they're not very big.
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
Sleeping Somewhere New
Daniel and Prince Wednesday see something scary while playing with their stuffed animals.
Peg's Pizza Parlor
Peg + Cat discover what a half is when fillling a pizza order for their first customers.
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