Managing & Expressing Feelings


  • Saying I'm Sorry is the First Step Strategy Song | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    There are many ways to help make things right again, and saying "I'm Sorry" can be the first step. Teach kids that if they make a mistake it is important to say sorry and help make the situation better.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Saying Sorry Isn't Helping! | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    Daniel gets angry when Miss Elaina is playing too loud. She learns that saying sorry is just the first step. Teach kids that they need to ask how they can help the situation after saying sorry.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • See What it is, You Might Feel Better Strategy Song | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    Once you see what is there, you might not be so afraid! Teach kids to not be afraid until they know what is there, especially when they are in an unfamiliar place.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Shadows Can Be Scary | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    Daniel sees a scary shadow on the wall, but Dad shows him that shadows can be fun. Teach kids that being brave and investigating scary things together helps make things seem not as bad.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Use Your Words and Say How You Feel Song | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    Daniel and his friends sing about using their words so that others can know how they feel. Teach kids to use their words to express their feelings.

    Grades: PreK-1
  • Activity: Get Out the Mad Cookies | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    In this activity from The Fred Rogers' Company, use baking to help express and manage emotions. Encourage children to pound and mash cookie dough as an outlet for their feelings.

    Grades: PreK-K,13+
  • Activity: Not-So-Scary Shadows | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    Shadows can seem scary at night when children don't understand what they're seeing. In this activity from the Fred Rogers Company, turn shadows into playful fun in the daytime so they won't seem so scary at night.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Activity: Saying I'm Sorry | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    Talking about emotional issues at times that are calm and uneventful are good times to reinforce important lessons about social interactions. In this activity from the Fred Rogers Company, find a way to casually address the issue of making apologies.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Article: Angry Feelings | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    This article from the Fred Rogers' Company explores finding constructive ways to deal with angry feelings. Children and parents should understand that anger is a normal, healthy emotion and together learn about expressing feelings and self-control.

    Grades: PreK-K,13+
  • Activity: Going away and Coming Back | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    This activity from The Fred Rogers' Company uses imaginative play to help children express their feelings about when adults have to go away, and develop a sense of trust that grownups will come back.

    Grades: PreK-K,13+
  • Activity: Winning and Losing | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    This activity from The Fred Rogers' Company helps young children learn from the outcomes of their choices and practice making decisions.

    Grades: PreK-K,13+
  • Activity: My First Day | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    In this Fred Rogers' Company activity, help children express their feelings about experiencing new situations.

    Grades: PreK-K,13+
  • Activity: That's Disappointing | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    With this activity from the Fred Rogers' Company, help children understand that disappointment is part of life. Children need to manage and express feelings of disappointment, and be encouraged to rehearse disappointing experiences to prepare for understanding real-life situations.

    Grades: PreK-K,13+
  • Article: Disappointment at Birthdays & Holidays | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    This article discusses strategies in understanding and coping with disappointment that children may feel around holidays.

    Grades: PreK-K,13+
  • Mom Goes Away on a Business Trip | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    In this live action Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood video clip, Mack's mom goes on a business trip, and Mack gives her his photograph to take along. Mack imagines his mom traveling across the world. After a few days, his mom returns. Children will learn that grownups may go away on business trips, but they will always come back.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Saying Goodbye at School | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    In this Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood video excerpt, Dad Tiger explains to Daniel Tiger that he must drop Daniel off at school and go to work. Daniel is sad, but Dad reassures him that "grownups come back." Daniel is able to cope with his emotions about the separation and have enjoy his day at school. The learning goal of this clip is to help children deal with separation.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • No Sand in the House | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    Children will learn strategies for dealing with disappointment from this clip from Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. Daniel Tiger and Prince Wednesday set up an "inside beach" making Daniel's mom angry when she sees sand inside the house. She uses a song strategy that inclues a counting technique to calm her down. Daniel gets mad when his mom says that sand is not allowed in the house. Wednesday helps Daniel calm down by reminding him to "take a deep breath and count to four."

    Grades: PreK-K
  • It's Raining! | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    In this Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood video clip, Prince Wednesday and Daniel Tiger learn about calming down and creating alternative solutions. Prince Wednesday and Daniel Tiger's plans to play on the beach are ruined when it starts raining. Daniel's mom reminds the two friends to calm down by "taking a deep breath and counting to four." Then, Wednesday and Daniel come up with the idea to have an indoor beach day instead.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Daniel Decorates His Birthday Cake | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    At the bakery, Daniel decorates his tiger-shaped birthday cake but is disappointed when he makes a mistake. His mom reminds him that "when something seems bad, turn it around, and find something good." Daniel turns his icing glob into a tiger smile. The learning goal of this clip is to help children deal with disappointment.

    Grades: PreK-K
  • Chocolate Cake! | Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

    In this Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood live-action video excerpt, a young boy helps a baker prepare a chocolate cake from start to finish. They mix all the ingredients together, bake the cake, and ice and decorate it. Children will learn about different ingredients needed for a cake and the process of baking.

    Grades: PreK-K

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