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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: 2686

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: 932

I Love My Hair (with Mando)

Sing about loving your hair in both English and Spanish.
Emotional Development
2:17 Runtime
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Help your child come up with five positive words to describe himself. Write them down on a piece of paper and hang them up in his room as a reminder.
Plays: 1115

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: 2915

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: 64

Monster Clubhouse: Mad

The monster clubhouse meets and plays games.
Emotional Development
3:57 Runtime
Plays: 990

I Love Every Part of You

Gina and Rosita sing about Marco's body parts.
Emotional Development
2:25 Runtime
Plays: 528

Drawing Things Me Love

Cookie Monster sings about drawing a cookie.
ArtsEmotional Development
1:54 Runtime
Plays: 779

Feelings Come and Feelings Go

Chris and Elmo sing about changing feelings.
Emotional Development
1:24 Runtime
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Ask your child to show different feelings with his face, like happy, sad, or surprised. Take turns showing a feeling while the other person guesses! Talk about ways to cope with difficult feelings.
Plays: 591

Ernie Returns Home from Camp

Ernie missed Bert while he was at summer camp.
Emotional Development
2:36 Runtime
Plays: 3518

Happy Thoughts Song

Elmo and Abby think happy thoughts at bedtime.
Emotional Development
1:41 Runtime
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With your child, take turns naming things that make you happy, such as going to the park or playing with friends! Encourage her to draw a picture of herself doing something that makes her smile.
Plays: 6349

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: 1771

Grover Can Do It

Grover sings about how he can do anything and everything!
Emotional Development
1:0 Runtime

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