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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: 531

Mother and Child Draw Love

A mother and child draw on a foggy window.
Emotional Development
1:2 Runtime
Plays: 2080

The Walking Gingerbread

This Halloween, watch out for The Walking Gingerbread!
Emotional DevelopmentLogic and Reasoning
5:2 Runtime
Plays: 5866

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: 3453

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: 9399

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!
Plays: 845

Stop and Think

Penelope Penguin sings about learning to control her emotions.
Emotional Development
1:2 Runtime
Plays: 3806

Story Book Builder

Emotional DevelopmentLiteracy
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As you create these stories with your child, ask him how he might feel in each situation and why. Describe how you would feel in the same situation. Maybe it's the same, maybe it's different.
Plays: 3630

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: 1119

Doin' the Grouch

Celina teaches the Grouchketeers a dance.
Emotional Development
2:27 Runtime
Plays: 725

Radar Feelings

Big Bird talks about the time he lost Radar.
Emotional Development
1:45 Runtime
Plays: 102

Happy Happiness

A song about happiness at the beach
Emotional Development
2:22 Runtime
Plays: 1590

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!"

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