Positive Problem Solving
We can help children learn to solve problems – a key part of resilience!
Critical thinking, self-control, planning, persistence, and reasoning skills help children solve problems and make good decisions. Grown-ups can help little ones build these skills during everyday moments, and it’s important to first help children feel safe to try, try, and try again!
Watch this short video to learn these simple strategies for building these skills:
- Connect – create an environment in which children feel safe to try
- Identify – help kids express problems in their own words
- Think – encourage kids to consider different solutions
- Try – cheer kids on and let them know that sometimes we have to keep trying!
Abby's Broken Wand
A storybook featuring strategies to help children cope with big feelings.
Building and Rebuilding Language Skills—and Community!
An article about building children’s language skills by enriching your interactions.
Building a Connected Community
Take a course on ways to help children and families get ready for school and life--together!
In our course Caring Communities, you can explore the ways to embed storybooks, printables, videos, and digital games in your work with everyone in your neighborhood.
Roads to Resilience
The course Roads to Resilience highlights some of the best assets from topics across SesameWorkshop.org with customized approaches, tips and tricks on using these resources in your work with caregivers and their children.
Senior Vice President of Curriculum and Content, Rosemarie Truglio, PhD, examines bullying as it affects young children, and shares ways to handle—and prevent—it.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how you can use our “Little Neighbors” initiative to help children and their families discover their power to make their communities—and the world—a happier, healthier, safer place for everyone.