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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: 3534

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.
2:16 Runtime
Plays: 964

Elmo is Sad

Elmo feels sad when his toy breaks.
Emotional Development
2:38 Runtime
Plays: 2520

Keep on Clucking

A chicken convinces Elmo not to give up on his dreams.
Emotional Development
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: 833

I'm Special

Bert helps Ernie feel special.
Emotional Development
1:52 Runtime
Plays: 5404

Michael Buble: Believe in Yourself

Michael Buble sings about having confidence!
Emotional Development
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: 105

Happy Happiness

A song about happiness at the beach
Emotional Development
2:22 Runtime
Plays: 741

Me Gotta Be Blue

Cookie Monster sings a song about being blue.
Emotional Development
2:24 Runtime
Plays: 4849

Anyone Can Be Friends

Learn how we are all different, but anyone can still be friends.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
1:19 Runtime
Plays: 2269

Ocean Emotion

Elmo sings about the emotions of ocean life.
Emotional Development
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: 782

Abby's Story

Abby talks about her families story.
Emotional Development
1:7 Runtime
Plays: 4040

The Cookie Games

Help Cookie Monster manage his feelings while competing in archery, rings, and hurdles!
Emotional DevelopmentMath
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Ask your child to show different feelings with his face like excited, frustrated, or scared. Take turns showing a feeling while the other person guesses!

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