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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: 388

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: 359

No with Elmo and Oscar

Oscar teaches how to do the "no" dance.
1:39 Runtime
Plays: 519

Bird Family Song

A bird talks about his two homes.
2:30 Runtime
Plays: 1310

Song: Elmo Didn't Mean To

Elmo is sorry for the way he treated Abby during a game.
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 265

I Love Trash

Oscar sings about the garbage he loves.
2:31 Runtime
Plays: 34

Papa Bear's Hug

Papa Bear sings that hugs make you feel good.
1:39 Runtime
Plays: 70

Different Faces

Kids show different facial emotions.
1:30 Runtime
Plays: 8207

Try a Little Kindness with Tori Kelly

It's amazing what a word can do! Sing along with Tori Kelly about doing kind things for other people.
1:39 Runtime
Plays: 14

Song: Proud

How do you express pride?
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 2656

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: 31

Monster Clubhouse: Mad

The monster clubhouse meets and plays games.
3:57 Runtime
Plays: 960

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!

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