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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: 46

Happy Happiness

A song about happiness at the beach
Emotional Development
2:22 Runtime
Plays: 676

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!
2:16 Runtime
Plays: 1578

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: 350

Different Faces

Kids show different facial emotions.
Emotional Development
1:30 Runtime
Plays: 693

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: 1121

No Growling song

Papa and Baby Bear learn how to behave in preschool.
Emotional Development
1:2 Runtime
Plays: 1144

Song: Happy to Be Me

Big Bird is happy just being himself.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
1:5 Runtime
Plays: 1989

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: 2262

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: 5936

Just Like Magic with Sara Bareilles

Abby and Sara Bareilles fix a bad day with friendship.
Emotional Development
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 1085

The Walking Gingerbread

This Halloween, watch out for The Walking Gingerbread!
Emotional DevelopmentLogic and Reasoning
5:2 Runtime

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