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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: 70

Papa Bear's Hug

Papa Bear sings that hugs make you feel good.
Emotional Development
1:39 Runtime
Plays: 4618

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: 172

Happy to Be Me

Kingston sings about his individuality.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
2:16 Runtime
Plays: 66

I Love Fish

A boy talks about his love of fish.
Emotional Development
1:1 Runtime
Plays: 3005

Come Together with John Legend

Come together and sing a song with John Legend and your Sesame Street friends.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
2:11 Runtime
Plays: 455

Bert and Ernie Dance

Ernie wants to dance.
Emotional Development
1:8 Runtime
Plays: 2422

I Need a Word w/ Dave Matthews and Grover

Dave & Grover sing a song to find a word for how they're feeling
Emotional Development
3:44 Runtime
Plays: 162

Mom Birthday Card

A girl carefully writes "mom."
Emotional Development
0:36 Runtime
Plays: 3133

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: 2814

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: 608

I'm Special

Bert helps Ernie feel special.
Emotional Development
1:52 Runtime
Plays: 438

Different Faces

Kids show different facial emotions.
Emotional Development
1:30 Runtime

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