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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: 154

Help on the Way

1:16 Runtime
Plays: 92

Happy to Be Me

Kingston sings about his individuality.
2:16 Runtime
Plays: 520

Things to Remember

Granny Bird will always sing with Big Bird.
2:30 Runtime
Plays: 32

H is for Holiday

There are so many holidays to celebrate!
1:58 Runtime
Plays: 631

Song: Me Am What Me Am

Cookie Monster defends his reputation as a cookie lover.
1:42 Runtime
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Your child can pretend she is the Veggie Monster! She can draw pictures of her three favorite vegetables. The next time she eats one of them, she can say, "Veggie Monster loves veggies! Nom Nom Nom!"
Plays: 993

Feeling Happy!

Elmo and Rosita sing about the sun.
2:21 Runtime
Plays: 2142

Happy Thoughts Song

Elmo and Abby think happy thoughts at bedtime.
1:41 Runtime
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With your child, take turns naming things that make you happy, such as going to the park or playing with friends! Encourage her to draw a picture of herself doing something that makes her smile.
Plays: 1184

I Need a Word w/ Dave Matthews and Grover

Dave & Grover sing a song to find a word for how they're feeling
3:44 Runtime
Plays: 1963

Story Book Builder

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As you create these stories with your child, ask him how he might feel in each situation and why. Describe how you would feel in the same situation. Maybe it's the same, maybe it's different.
Plays: 531

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: 344

Radar Feelings

Big Bird talks about the time he lost Radar.
1:45 Runtime
Plays: 1538

You.You

Mando and his friends sing about loving and being yourself.
1:53 Runtime
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Make a fun list with your child of all of the reasons he is happy to be himself! What is he proud of? What is he good at? What makes him unique?

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