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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: 1014

Things to Remember

Granny Bird will always sing with Big Bird.
Emotional Development
2:30 Runtime
Plays: 1004

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.
Plays: 3569

Happy Tapping with Elmo

Elmo imagines he's a famous tap dancer.
Emotional Development
1:50 Runtime
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Make up your own silly dance! Create three different moves such as jump, twirl, and shake, and do them one by one. Turn on the music and try to put them together.
Plays: 7866

Don't Give Up

Bruno Mars sings about not giving up!
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
1:57 Runtime
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Give your child a superhero name and let him know he has the power to keep trying. The next time he gets upset about a mistake, say, "This sounds like a job for [insert his superhero name]!"
Plays: 5164

Elmo Feels Proud

Elmo feels proud that he achieved a goal through hard work.
Emotional Development
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: 736

Abby's Story

Abby talks about her families story.
Emotional Development
1:7 Runtime
Plays: 162

Jealous

Bleep the Wordbot becomes jealous of his friend's snowman.
Emotional Development
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 6836

Just Like Magic with Sara Bareilles

Abby and Sara Bareilles fix a bad day with friendship.
Emotional Development
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 1283

Change The World

Step right up and meet a girl who's gonna change the world!
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
1:37 Runtime
Plays: 3256

What We Are Anthem

A song about being proud of what you are!
Emotional Development
1:49 Runtime
Plays: 1435

Arrested Development: Pride

A song about feeling proud of who you are
Emotional Development
3:1 Runtime
Plays: 9254

What I Am

Will.I.am sings about self confidence.
Emotional Development
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!

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