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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: 817

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: 2084

We're Twins song

Chris and his twin sister sing all about what it is like to be siblings!
1:42 Runtime
Plays: 359

I Love Every Part of You

Gina and Rosita sing about Marco's body parts.
2:25 Runtime
Plays: 719

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: 2553

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: 188

Drawing Things Me Love

Cookie Monster sings about drawing a cookie.
1:54 Runtime
Plays: 23

Jealous

Bleep the Wordbot becomes jealous of his friend's snowman.
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 880

What We Are Anthem

A song about being proud of what you are!
1:49 Runtime
Plays: 1400

Michael Buble: Believe in Yourself

Michael Buble sings about having confidence!
2:1 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: 224

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: 21

Monster Clubhouse: Sad

The monster clubhouse meets and plays games.
3:58 Runtime
Plays: 992

Elmo’s School Friends

Elmo’s going to school! Help him make new friends and solve problems on his first day.
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Using puppets or stuffed animals, role play one of the problems in the game with your child, or make up your own. Ask your child what she can do to help. If she has trouble coming up with a solution, give her a few options and have her pick one. Play out the solution together!

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