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
Mailing Really Important Letters
Now that Peg has grown taller her mom is giving her more responsibilities around the house--like putting the mail in the mailbox.
Ice Dragon Egg
This clip can help teach your child about how to read a thermometer. Ms. O and Olive work to keep the thermometer line high so the dragon egg stays warm.
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
Odd Moment in History - Hofferville, 1904
Help your child learn to choose the best solution to solve a problem.
An Odd Hypothesis
Odd Squad agents graph the data they collected to figure out what all 4 agents have in common.
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
Peg + Cat Tree Problem
Peg and Cat's spirited and playful antics engage children in learning math concepts while having an awesome time! This app offers a series of games designed to help your child practice creative problem-solving and height comparison skills.
Can You Hear the Ocean?
Daniel and Katerina hold a shell up to their ears and hear the sound of the ocean.
George is having a party. Your child can practice early math skills such as patterning, addition, and subtraction by answering questions as she moves along the game board to reach the party.
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