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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: 776

No with Elmo and Oscar

Oscar teaches how to do the "no" dance.
Emotional Development
1:39 Runtime
Plays: 3368

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: 1355

Arrested Development: Pride

A song about feeling proud of who you are
Emotional Development
3:1 Runtime
Plays: 73

Happy Happiness

A song about happiness at the beach
Emotional Development
2:22 Runtime
Plays: 37

Song: Proud

How do you express pride?
Emotional Development
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 3825

Anyone Can Be Friends

Learn how we are all different, but anyone can still be friends.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
1:19 Runtime
Plays: 781

Elmo Loves You

Elmo sings about things he loves.
Emotional Development
1:11 Runtime
Plays: 513

Mother and Child Draw Love

A mother and child draw on a foggy window.
Emotional Development
1:2 Runtime
Plays: 1401

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!"
Plays: 242

The Lost Baseball Music

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg expresses feelings.
ArtsEmotional Development
4:24 Runtime
Plays: 3401

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: 208

Mom Birthday Card

A girl carefully writes "mom."
Emotional Development
0:36 Runtime

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