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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: 156

Mother and Child Draw Love

A mother and child draw on a foggy window.
Emotional Development
1:2 Runtime
Plays: 75

Anger Management

Whoopi Goldberg helps Baby Bear control anger.
Emotional Development
2:37 Runtime
Plays: 153

Don't Eat My Porridge!

Baby Bear tries to eat his porridge.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
2:18 Runtime
Plays: 72

Monster Clubhouse: Turkey

The monster clubhouse meets and plays games.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
4:56 Runtime
Plays: 635

Doin' the Grouch

Celina teaches the Grouchketeers a dance.
Emotional Development
2:27 Runtime
Plays: 48

I Love Fish

A boy talks about his love of fish.
Emotional Development
1:1 Runtime
Plays: 711

Song: Me Am What Me Am

Cookie Monster defends his reputation as a cookie lover.
Emotional Development
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!"
2:16 Runtime
Plays: 2206

Power of Yet

Janelle Monae sings a song about trying and never giving up.
Emotional Development
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: 1387

I Need a Word w/ Dave Matthews and Grover

Dave & Grover sing a song to find a word for how they're feeling
Emotional Development
3:44 Runtime
Plays: 1420

Don Cheadle - Inflate

Don Cheadle and Elmo show that they're great inflaters.
Emotional Development
1:11 Runtime
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Inflate a ball! Take the air out of a beach ball, and with your child, talk about what it looks and feels like. Blow air into the ball to inflate it and make new observations about the ball.
Plays: 554

Feelings Come and Feelings Go

Chris and Elmo sing about changing feelings.
Emotional Development
1:24 Runtime
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Ask your child to show different feelings with his face, like happy, sad, or surprised. Take turns showing a feeling while the other person guesses! Talk about ways to cope with difficult feelings.

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