Life’s Little Lessons: Project Overview
"Life's Little Lessons" is a collection of fun and flexible resources designed for early childhood care providers, based on the hit PBS KIDS show, DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD. Using Fred Rogers' landmark social-emotional learning curriculum and a series of catchy "strategy songs," the show – and this digital resource – helps young children manage emotions and develop key social and emotional skills while exploring, growing, singing and creating with Daniel Tiger and his pre-school friends.
Daniel Tiger's Life's Little Lessons uses the PBS KIDS model of watch (watching video), play (playing games), explore (engaging in group activities), and share (communicating with families), giving parents and educators the opportunity to work together to put children on the road to success. By watching the included video clips, exploring the topics through conversations and activities, and sharing information and ideas with families, you can help the children in your care develop strategies that they can use every day to grow "inside."
Click each of the ten topics below to explore the complete resource:
Focuses on the feelings children have when they are away from their grownups for short periods of time and understanding that grownups come back.
Focuses on the fears children sometimes have when going to the doctor and ways to help alleviate some of these worries.
Provides resources for helping children develop self-control and strategies for what to do when they feel mad.
Encourages the overall concepts of friendship and being a good friend as well as specific resources for what to do when two friends disagree.
Helps children deal with disappointment in general as well as disappointment that comes specifically during holidays and celebrations.
Focuses on helping children understand the benefits of sharing and, that in time, they will get another turn with the shared item.
Offers ideas for how children can use their imaginations and creativity to explore new ideas and develop early literacy skills.
Alike & Different
Addresses ways in which children can learn to better understand, value, and appreciate the similarities and differences among people.
Explores ways in which adults can encourage children to ‘keep on trying’ when a task is tough or doesn’t go as planned.
Use Your Words
Offers ideas on how to help children identify emotions and use their words to express how they are feeling so that others will understand how they feel and/or what they want.