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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: 217

I'm Really Glad I'm Me

Mary Chapin Carpenter and friends are proud.
2:54 Runtime
Plays: 944

Keep on Clucking

A chicken convinces Elmo not to give up on his dreams.
0:50 Runtime
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Remind your child of a time he struggled with something new, like catching a ball, but learned how with practice! The next time he tries something new, remind him that the'll get better with practice.
Plays: 428

I Love Every Part of You

Gina and Rosita sing about Marco's body parts.
2:25 Runtime
Plays: 851

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?
Plays: 209

I Love Trash

Oscar sings about the garbage he loves.
2:31 Runtime
Plays: 790

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: 1108

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: 816

Ocean Emotion

Elmo sings about the emotions of ocean life.
2:0 Runtime
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Show an emotion using your face and body, such as frowning and slumping your shoulders or smiling and jumping up and down. Ask your child to guess what you're feeling. Switch and take turns!
Plays: 228

Radar Feelings

Big Bird talks about the time he lost Radar.
1:45 Runtime
Plays: 1194

Power of Yet

Janelle Monae sings a song about trying and never giving up.
2:27 Runtime
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Together, keep a list of plans that have helped solve past problems so you can refer to it in the future. Help your child state the problem and her plan, and encourage her to illustrate the plan.
Plays: 2144

We're Twins song

Chris and his twin sister sing all about what it is like to be siblings!
1:42 Runtime
Plays: 1884

Don't Give Up

Bruno Mars sings about not giving up!
1:57 Runtime
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Give your child a superhero name and let him know he has the power to keep trying. The next time he gets upset about a mistake, say, "This sounds like a job for [insert his superhero name]!"

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