Family Guide Day 5: Handling Big Feelings

Written by Debbie Riek, WITF Education Director | Feb 21, 2018 4:51 PM
Family Guide Day 5: Handling Big Feelings

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Episodes airing March 2:

Daniel Gets Mad
Daniel Tiger and Prince Wednesday are looking forward to playing at the beach. Then it starts to rain and Mom Tiger says they can't go outside, which makes them very mad. After Mom Tiger helps the boys deal with their mad feelings and they're calm, they come up with a grr-ific plan to make a beach - indoors!
Katerina Gets Mad
It's New Instrument Day at Music Man Stan's Music Shop. Everyone is excited, but Katerina Kittycat gets mad when someone else picks the instrument she wants to play. Music Man Stan helps guide Katerina through her mad feelings by teaching everyone how to dance, stomp and sing their mad feelings away.
Emotions can be challenging for children to understand especially when they feel very sad or very happy or very angry. Sometimes, strong emotions cause children to act out because they just don't have the skills to process their feelings yet.
  1. Listen to What Do You Do With The Mad That You Feel by Mister Rogers here. Talk about some ideas your child can try when they are feeling upset.
  2. Try dancing together when your child is having strong feelings. Put on some fast music or slow music and dance together.
  3. Pretend to go to the beach just like Daniel but inside! Pack a picnic lunch for the living room, bring out some beach towels for sitting and wear your favorite sunglasses!

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