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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: 1406

Power of Yet

Janelle Monae sings a song about trying and never giving up.
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: 266

I Love Trash

Oscar sings about the garbage he loves.
2:31 Runtime
Plays: 402

I Love My Hair (with Mando)

Sing about loving your hair in both English and Spanish.
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: 964

Ocean Emotion

Elmo sings about the emotions of ocean life.
2:0 Runtime
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Show an emotion using your face and body, such as frowning and slumping your shoulders or smiling and jumping up and down. Ask your child to guess what you're feeling. Switch and take turns!
Plays: 1617

Elmo and Whale: Love

A whale shows Elmo what love is.
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: 257

I'm Really Glad I'm Me

Mary Chapin Carpenter and friends are proud.
2:54 Runtime
Plays: 34

Papa Bear's Hug

Papa Bear sings that hugs make you feel good.
1:39 Runtime
Plays: 14

Song: Proud

How do you express pride?
1:35 Runtime
1:51 Runtime
Plays: 1169

You.You

Mando and his friends sing about loving and being yourself.
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?
2:16 Runtime
Plays: 1165

Pigeons and Cookies and Trash

Cookie, Oscar and Bert and what they love
2:17 Runtime

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