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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.

1:51 Runtime
Plays: 2958

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: 6671

Just Like Magic with Sara Bareilles

Abby and Sara Bareilles fix a bad day with friendship.
Emotional Development
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 971

Oscar's Game: What Is That Sound?

Oscar tries to make Grover want to go away.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
3:35 Runtime
Plays: 1770

Feeling Happy!

Elmo and Rosita sing about the sun.
Emotional Development
2:21 Runtime
Plays: 262

Don't Eat My Porridge!

Baby Bear tries to eat his porridge.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
2:18 Runtime
Plays: 260

The Lost Baseball Music

Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg expresses feelings.
ArtsEmotional Development
4:24 Runtime
Plays: 87

Papa Bear's Hug

Papa Bear sings that hugs make you feel good.
Emotional Development
1:39 Runtime
Plays: 834

Stop and Think

Penelope Penguin sings about learning to control her emotions.
Emotional Development
1:2 Runtime
Plays: 2825

Pigeons and Cookies and Trash

Cookie, Oscar and Bert and what they love
Emotional Development
2:17 Runtime
Plays: 1505

Song: Me Am What Me Am

Cookie Monster defends his reputation as a cookie lover.
Emotional Development
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: 3530

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!

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