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
"Hold My Hand and Know that I'm with You" Song
This is a song about some of those times when it helps to hold a grownup's hand.
Working together to play or build a game can help your child understand that sometimes the best games are those in which everyone works together.
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.
Your child can use coins to practice several math skills including sorting, counting, pattering and probability.
Your child will learn about fair sharing, which is dividing up objects equally among everyone.
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
"Welcome to School" Daniel (Spanish)
Daniel makes believe everything in the school classroom welcomes him with a song.
Let's Make a Bird Feeder!
Nature Cat and the gang make bird feeders for their fine feathered friends.
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