As parents, every week brings new reminders that our kids are still learning how to manage big feelings and social dynamics: public tantrums, private meltdowns, bedtime struggles, mealtime battles, separation anxiety, school fears, sibling rivalry and friendship dramas.
We’ve all been there, managing the moment and then searching for tools to support kids’ social-emotional growth: strategies that will help them understand their emotions, develop self-control, build empathy, and practice problem-solving.
One of these tools can be high-quality media, including educational apps. As Sara DeWitt, Vice President of PBS KIDS Digital, writes, “educational media can be a powerful tool for helping our children learn — and parents play an important part . . . Research shows us that watching, playing, and engaging with our children through educational media helps them learn.”