The aim of this paper is to provide information and suggest ways to develop young children's self-regulation through Tools of the Mind program. Characteristics of preschool and kindergarten children indicate their potential for the development of self-regulation. They are capable of voluntary control of their emotions, their social interactions, and problem-solving activities (Bronson, 2000). Self-regulatory abilities are of fundamental significance for children's general and academic development. Research point to the need for children to develop self-control, self-direction, and positive strategies to cope with life situations which of these abilities has been accepted as a form of selfregulation (Bronson, 2000). Tools of the Mind is a program developed based on Lev Vygotsky's views with a particular aim of promoting children's selfregulation. This paper reviews the need for development of self-regulation in early years and how Tools of the Mind program supports this skill. The risks of the lack of self-regulation and its results in early childhood learning environments are discussed within the paper. The components of the Tools program are revealed within activity examples. The implementation of developmentally appropriate and play based activities in an enjoyable manner help children improve their thinking and enhance self-regulatory skills. Children practice self-regulation through carefully designed academic activities and make-believe play. The article underlies the need for self-regulation in early years and suggest ways to promote self-regulation.