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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: 522

Song: Me Am What Me Am

Cookie Monster defends his reputation as a cookie lover.
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: 353

Oscar's Game: What Is That Sound?

Oscar tries to make Grover want to go away.
3:35 Runtime
Plays: 1087

Just Like Magic with Sara Bareilles

Abby and Sara Bareilles fix a bad day with friendship.
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 78

Happy to Be Me

Kingston sings about his individuality.
2:16 Runtime
Plays: 485

I Love Every Part of You

Gina and Rosita sing about Marco's body parts.
2:25 Runtime
Plays: 403

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: 1411

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: 4124

What I Am

Will.I.am sings about self confidence.
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!
Plays: 340

Feelings Come and Feelings Go

Chris and Elmo sing about changing feelings.
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: 431

Arrested Development: Pride

A song about feeling proud of who you are
3:1 Runtime
Plays: 1398

Story Book Builder

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As you create these stories with your child, ask him how he might feel in each situation and why. Describe how you would feel in the same situation. Maybe it's the same, maybe it's different.
Plays: 1471

Happy Tapping with Elmo

Elmo imagines he's a famous tap dancer.
1:50 Runtime
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Make up your own silly dance! Create three different moves such as jump, twirl, and shake, and do them one by one. Turn on the music and try to put them together.

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