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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: 493

Once More with Feelings

The Count counts his different feelings.
Emotional Development
1:41 Runtime
Plays: 5437

The Cookie Games

Help Cookie Monster manage his feelings while competing in archery, rings, and hurdles!
Emotional DevelopmentMath
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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: 1111

No with Elmo and Oscar

Oscar teaches how to do the "no" dance.
Emotional Development
1:39 Runtime
Plays: 1737

Arrested Development: Pride

A song about feeling proud of who you are
Emotional Development
3:1 Runtime
Plays: 332

Happy to Be Me

Kingston sings about his individuality.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
2:16 Runtime
Plays: 2079

I Love My Room

Ernie sings about fun things in his room.
Emotional Development
2:19 Runtime
Plays: 4049

You.You

Mando and his friends sing about loving and being yourself.
Emotional Development
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?
Plays: 4835

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: 386

Don't Eat My Porridge!

Baby Bear tries to eat his porridge.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
2:18 Runtime
Plays: 5331

Anyone Can Be Friends

Learn how we are all different, but anyone can still be friends.
Emotional DevelopmentSocial Development
1:19 Runtime
Plays: 223

Jealous

Bleep the Wordbot becomes jealous of his friend's snowman.
Emotional Development
1:35 Runtime
Plays: 8841

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]!"

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