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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: 3365

You.You

Mando and his friends sing about loving and being yourself.
Emotional Development
1:53 Runtime
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Make a fun list with your child of all of the reasons he is happy to be himself! What is he proud of? What is he good at? What makes him unique?
Plays: 7652

Don't Give Up

Bruno Mars sings about not giving up!
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
1:57 Runtime
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Give your child a superhero name and let him know he has the power to keep trying. The next time he gets upset about a mistake, say, "This sounds like a job for [insert his superhero name]!"
Plays: 9019

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: 211

Happy to Be Me

Kingston sings about his individuality.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
2:16 Runtime
Plays: 20081

Try a Little Kindness with Tori Kelly

It's amazing what a word can do! Sing along with Tori Kelly about doing kind things for other people.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
1:39 Runtime
Plays: 3050

Happy Mother's Day to You

A song to celebrate all of the amazing moms in the world.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
1:17 Runtime
Plays: 650

Oscar's Bein' Green

Oscar sings "Bein' Green"
Emotional Development
2:28 Runtime
Plays: 3592

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: 3287

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: 2852

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: 3431

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: 1278

Change The World

Step right up and meet a girl who's gonna change the world!
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
1:37 Runtime

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