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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: 1909

Elmo and Whale: Love

A whale shows Elmo what love is.
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: 42

Happy Happiness

A song about happiness at the beach
2:22 Runtime
Plays: 283

I Love My Toes

Ernie sings about how much he loves his toes.
2:8 Runtime
Plays: 780

Muncha Lisa

The story of how Leonardo da Crunchy got Muncha Lisa to smile.
3:21 Runtime
Plays: 1231

Grover Can Do It

Grover sings about how he can do anything and everything!
1:0 Runtime
Plays: 703

Steve Carrell: Vote

Steve Carrell, Abby, and Elmo vote on a snack.
1:56 Runtime
Plays: 545

Read a Face

Match a face to the emotion.
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Ask your child to show you a happy face, sad face, angry face, and surprised face. Then, play a game where you each make faces and see if the other person can guess the emotion. Take turns!
Plays: 4877

What I Am

Will.I.am sings about self confidence.
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: 2007

Just Like Magic with Sara Bareilles

Abby and Sara Bareilles fix a bad day with friendship.
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 601

Arrested Development: Pride

A song about feeling proud of who you are
3:1 Runtime
Plays: 644

Song: Me Am What Me Am

Cookie Monster defends his reputation as a cookie lover.
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: 1564

Song: Elmo Didn't Mean To

Elmo is sorry for the way he treated Abby during a game.
1:35 Runtime

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