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Emotional Development

Helping children learn to identify and manage their feelings is an important part of their emotional development. Children learn to label, understand, and manage their feelings by learning strategies such as taking deep breaths to calm down and resisting impulsive behavior like taking a sibling’s toy without asking.

Plays: 199

Steve Carrell: Vote

Steve Carrell, Abby, and Elmo vote on a snack.
1:56 Runtime
Plays: 15

Monster Clubhouse: Turkey

The monster clubhouse meets and plays games.
4:56 Runtime
Plays: 1085

What I Am

Will.I.am sings about self confidence.
1:47 Runtime
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Help your child brainstorm five positive words to describe himself and write them on index cards. Use the What I Am song as inspiration. Hang them up to remind him of his great qualities!
Plays: 5

Song: Proud

How do you express pride?
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 110

Elmo is Sad

Elmo feels sad when his toy breaks.
2:38 Runtime
Plays: 102

I'm Special

Bert helps Ernie feel special.
1:52 Runtime
Plays: 14

Me and My Chair

A boy sings about things he can do.
1:59 Runtime
Plays: 6

I Love Fish

A boy talks about his love of fish.
1:1 Runtime
Plays: 533

Elmo Feels Proud

Elmo feels proud that he achieved a goal through hard work.
0:47 Runtime
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Encourage your child to talk about something he's proud of, such as putting on his shoes all by himself. Focusing on strengths and achievements will help him build confidence.
Plays: 20

Different Faces

Kids show different facial emotions.
1:30 Runtime
Plays: 67

Read a Face

Match a face to the emotion.
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Ask your child to show you a happy face, sad face, angry face, and surprised face. Then, play a game where you each make faces and see if the other person can guess the emotion. Take turns!
Plays: 93

Feelings Come and Feelings Go

Chris and Elmo sing about changing feelings.
1:24 Runtime
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Ask your child to show different feelings with his face, like happy, sad, or surprised. Take turns showing a feeling while the other person guesses! Talk about ways to cope with difficult feelings.

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