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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: 626

Me Gotta Be Blue

Cookie Monster sings a song about being blue.
Emotional Development
2:24 Runtime
Plays: 5281

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: 2871

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: 3382

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: 671

Drawing Things Me Love

Cookie Monster sings about drawing a cookie.
ArtsEmotional Development
1:54 Runtime
Plays: 453

I Love My Toes

Ernie sings about how much he loves his toes.
Emotional Development
2:8 Runtime
Plays: 1505

Steve Carrell: Vote

Steve Carrell, Abby, and Elmo vote on a snack.
Emotional Development
1:56 Runtime
Plays: 1706

Feeling Happy!

Elmo and Rosita sing about the sun.
Emotional Development
2:21 Runtime
Plays: 3631

The Cookie Games

Help Cookie Monster manage his feelings while competing in archery, rings, and hurdles!
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Ask your child to show different feelings with his face like excited, frustrated, or scared. Take turns showing a feeling while the other person guesses!
Plays: 1501

I Love My Room

Ernie sings about fun things in his room.
Emotional Development
2:19 Runtime
Plays: 2391

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: 3014

Happy Mother's Day to You

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

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