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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: 292

Stop and Think

Penelope Penguin sings about learning to control her emotions.
1:2 Runtime
Plays: 88

Don't Eat My Porridge!

Baby Bear tries to eat his porridge.
2:18 Runtime
Plays: 823

Pigeons and Cookies and Trash

Cookie, Oscar and Bert and what they love
2:17 Runtime
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: 277

Things to Remember

Granny Bird will always sing with Big Bird.
2:30 Runtime
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!
1:51 Runtime
Plays: 234

I'm Special

Bert helps Ernie feel special.
1:52 Runtime
Plays: 182

I Love Trash

Oscar sings about the garbage he loves.
2:31 Runtime
Plays: 237

No with Elmo and Oscar

Oscar teaches how to do the "no" dance.
1:39 Runtime
Plays: 213

Ernie Returns Home from Camp

Ernie missed Bert while he was at summer camp.
2:36 Runtime
Plays: 1101

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

The Guy Smiley singers and Cookie Monster sing about waiting.
4:23 Runtime
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Five minutes can feel like a long time to a child! Help your child think of special strategies to make waiting fun, such as playing "I Spy," counting people in line, or making up a story.

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