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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: 1439

No Growling song

Papa and Baby Bear learn how to behave in preschool.
Emotional Development
1:2 Runtime
Plays: 2533

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: 97

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: 81

Monster Clubhouse: Scratchback

The monster clubhouse meets and plays games.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
6:35 Runtime
Plays: 758

Read a Face

Match a face to the emotion.
Emotional Development
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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: 98

Me and My Chair

A boy sings about things he can do.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
1:59 Runtime
Plays: 449

Abby's Story

Abby talks about her families story.
Emotional Development
1:7 Runtime
Plays: 3971

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: 119

Happy to Be Me

Kingston sings about his individuality.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
2:16 Runtime
Plays: 1763

Don Cheadle - Inflate

Don Cheadle and Elmo show that they're great inflaters.
Emotional Development
1:11 Runtime
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Inflate a ball! Take the air out of a beach ball, and with your child, talk about what it looks and feels like. Blow air into the ball to inflate it and make new observations about the ball.
Plays: 1342

Feeling Happy!

Elmo and Rosita sing about the sun.
Emotional Development
2:21 Runtime
Plays: 6929

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!

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