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Children who are able to manage and express their emotions and feelings are more effective communicators. They are able to tell you how they feel, calm themselves down when they get upset, and are not afraid to ask for what they need. These skills are very important for school success.
Questions to ask yourself:
- What was something you saw in the video that you thought was important?
- Does your child respond to you when you ask how he or she is feeling?
- How does he or she tell you about his or her feelings?
- How do you talk to your children about your own feelings?
Learning at Home Resources from PBS KIDS and PBS Parents
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: What Do You Do with the Mad that You Feel? - Listen to this classic song from Mister Rogers that shares ideas about what your child can do when she is mad and how she can stop, think, and work through a problem.
- Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: We'll Make a Space Train - Learn how Daniel and Miss Elaina solve a disagreement and feel proud that they resolved it by themselves. Ask your child think about how he might solve a similar problem with his friends.
- Arthur: Draw Your Feelings - Creative activities like drawing can help your child express her emotions. Encourage your child to use this drawing game from Arthur to show how she is feeling.
- Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Feel the Music - Music is one way a person can show how he is feeling. Your child can use Daniel's music game to learn about or express his emotions.
- Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Feelings Faces - Help your child create a healthy snack that starts some healthy talk about different feelings.
- Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: "Get the Mad Out" Cookies - One way to help your child if she is angry is to make cookies. Your child can mash and knead the dough while you talk through the problem.
- Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood: Daniel Tiger's Grr-ific Feelings - With this downloadable app, your child can play, sing, and learn about all kinds of feelings with Daniel Tiger.
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Wheel of Feelings - Create a game spinner that shows different emotions. Then you and your child can take turns spinning the dial and demonstrating the emotion shown.