Rosita and a Family on a couch.

Social Emotional Skills

Help kids build skills to develop healthy relationships, respect differences, and build the social behaviors and confidence they need.

Elmo and Abby Learn the Meaning of Compromise

Conflicts happen in any relationship. It’s how we resolve difficulties that matter—and that’s an emotional intelligence skill that can be taught.

Social Emotional Skills Subtopics

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A mom calmly embraces her young child with a hug.

Calming Strategies

Little ones need lots of help from caring adults to grow and thrive. We offer calming strategies on comforting and providing nurturing touch, all of which are required for healthy brain development!

A little boy being held by his father.

Children’s Feelings

When you help children to understand and express their emotions, you help them grow and thrive.

Little girl and Cookie Monster playing on a slide


Making friends is a skill that takes practice. Help children learn how to build strong, healthy relationships with the people around them.

A parent tying their child's shoelace on the sidewalk.

Building Resilience in Children and Families

Give children tools and coping skills to overcome both little and big challenges to help them learn and grow.

A mother holding her child close to her.


Big emotions can be hard for little kids to handle. Tantrums are tough for kids and parents, but there are ways to deal with them to help everyone cope with those difficult moments.

A father and his kids are picking tomatoes from a garden.

Community Service

We all want children to think and act with respect and kindness and begin to understand ideas of fairness, equality, and justice. That’s the foundation for a happy, safe future for all our neighborhoods and communities… and, later, for the country and planet!

Featured Activity
Elmo’s Rainbow Hug

Send this loving card to a friend who could use a hug!

Social and Emotional Skills
Ages 1–6
All Social Emotional Resources

Rosita at a picnic with a family.

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