Sometimes the world can be a scary place. Your child might worry about storms, strangers, or things they see or hear on the news. Here are some resources from PBS kids to help you and your child work through big feelings together.
The World Health Organization recommends that Preschoolers ages 3-4 should be getting:
- NO MORE THAN 60 minutes of screen time per day from all sources (TV, DVDs, computer, tablet, apps, smart phones, etc).
- 180 minutes (3 hours) of physical activity, 1 hour of which should be moderate intensity (like playing on the playground or running around with friends)
- 10-13 hours of sleep in a 24-hour period (including naps). So if your child is up at 6:30 in the morning, and takes a 2-hour afternoon nap, he should be in bed ASLEEP before 8:30.
The whole report with research and references is located here: WHO_Guildelines_2019
I can’t get enough of Daniel Tiger! As a kid, I watched Mr. Rogers and really identified with the social-emotional concepts that he taught. http://pbskids.org/daniel/ has great resources and songs to help kids deal with big feelings like frustration, jealousy, disappointment, and fear.