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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: 213

Mother and Child Draw Love

A mother and child draw on a foggy window.
Emotional Development
1:2 Runtime
Plays: 103

Me and My Chair

A boy sings about things he can do.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
1:59 Runtime
Plays: 699

Stop and Think

Penelope Penguin sings about learning to control her emotions.
Emotional Development
1:2 Runtime
Plays: 62

I Love Fish

A boy talks about his love of fish.
Emotional Development
1:1 Runtime
Plays: 2678

Elmo’s School Friends

Elmo’s going to school! Help him make new friends and solve problems on his first day.
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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: 2778

The Cookie Games

Help Cookie Monster manage his feelings while competing in archery, rings, and hurdles!
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Ask your child to show different feelings with his face like excited, frustrated, or scared. Take turns showing a feeling while the other person guesses!
Plays: 974

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: 2644

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: 142

Monster Clubhouse: Fur

The monster clubhouse meets and plays games.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
5:0 Runtime
Plays: 543

I'm Special

Bert helps Ernie feel special.
Emotional Development
1:52 Runtime
Plays: 60

Monster Clubhouse: Mad

The monster clubhouse meets and plays games.
Emotional Development
3:57 Runtime
Plays: 603

No with Elmo and Oscar

Oscar teaches how to do the "no" dance.
Emotional Development
1:39 Runtime

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