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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: 893

No with Elmo and Oscar

Oscar teaches how to do the "no" dance.
Emotional Development
1:39 Runtime
Plays: 88

Papa Bear's Hug

Papa Bear sings that hugs make you feel good.
Emotional Development
1:39 Runtime
Plays: 2960

Song: Elmo Didn't Mean To

Elmo is sorry for the way he treated Abby during a game.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 917

Elmo is Sad

Elmo feels sad when his toy breaks.
Emotional Development
2:38 Runtime
Plays: 136

Me and My Chair

A boy sings about things he can do.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
1:59 Runtime
Plays: 3029

Elmo and Whale: Love

A whale shows Elmo what love is.
Emotional Development
0:58 Runtime
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Talk about different ways you can show people you love them, such as giving hugs or making them a picture. Help your child make a picture or card for someone she loves.
Plays: 1650

I Love My Room

Ernie sings about fun things in his room.
Emotional Development
2:19 Runtime
Plays: 232

Mom Birthday Card

A girl carefully writes "mom."
Emotional Development
0:36 Runtime
Plays: 4220

Happy Thoughts Song

Elmo and Abby think happy thoughts at bedtime.
Emotional Development
1:41 Runtime
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With your child, take turns naming things that make you happy, such as going to the park or playing with friends! Encourage her to draw a picture of herself doing something that makes her smile.
Plays: 80

I Love Fish

A boy talks about his love of fish.
Emotional Development
1:1 Runtime
Plays: 2495

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: 1603

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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