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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: 3684

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

The Guy Smiley singers and Cookie Monster sing about waiting.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
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.
Plays: 2995

Elmo's World: Kindness

Elmo is wondering about Kindness today in a brand-new Elmo's World!
Emotional DevelopmentLogic and ReasoningSocial Development
5:1 Runtime
Plays: 4069

Elmo’s School Friends

Elmo’s going to school! Help him make new friends and solve problems on his first day.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
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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!
Plays: 2520

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: 100

Papa Bear's Hug

Papa Bear sings that hugs make you feel good.
Emotional Development
1:39 Runtime
Plays: 648

Super Grover: Barber

Super Grover discovers haircuts don't hurt.
Emotional Development
4:1 Runtime
Plays: 6508

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: 1339

I Love Every Part of You

Gina and Rosita sing about Marco's body parts.
Emotional Development
2:25 Runtime
Plays: 3845

You.You

Mando and his friends sing about loving and being yourself.
Emotional Development
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: 590

Different Faces

Kids show different facial emotions.
Emotional Development
1:30 Runtime
Plays: 1206

Doin' the Grouch

Celina teaches the Grouchketeers a dance.
Emotional Development
2:27 Runtime
Plays: 3225

Pigeons and Cookies and Trash

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

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