Megan the Mermaid learns that it’s time for her annual mermatrician appointment, and she is not excited, but her friends help her face her fears!
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Deep Dive Questions for Children and their Grown-Ups
It’s always helpful to talk about important topics from each episode with your child. Here are some Deep Dive Questions to help children and their grown-ups debrief after listening to this week’s episode.
- When was the last time you had to do something that you didn’t want to do? How did you help yourself at that moment?
- How do you feel when you have to go to the doctor?
- How do you like to calm down when you feel nervous or scared?
Here’s What We Practiced This Week
We Go To School Song: The We Go To School song is a fun way to transition to school each morning. Whether you are commuting to a classroom or starting your day at the kitchen table, this song can get you ready to focus and learn.
Tighten and Release, one of Move This World’s 10 Emogers: Emogers are emotional management strategies that we can use any time we feel overly excited, nervous, sad, or need to calm down. Tighten and release each part of your body, starting with your toes and moving up through your legs, your torso, your arms, your hands, and your face.
Focus on your Happy Place: This strategy helps you feel calm and brave when you have to do something that makes you nervous, or scared, or that you don’t want to do. Close your eyes and take deep breaths as you imagine that you are in your happy place. Describe your happy place in deep detail as you focus on being somewhere that makes you feel happy, warm, and strong.
Here are Some More Ways to Practice & Play at Home
Explore more ways to get through difficult situations with these Calm Down & Mindfulness Strategies, which can help you calm down when you feel overwhelmed.
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The Emotion Motion Podcast is produced by the Move This World Audio Network.
Written by Sara Potler LaHayne
Voice Over by Megan MacPhee
Produced by Jessica Altounian
Edited by Aaron Altounian
Theme music composed by Rachel Altounian
About The Move This World Audio Network
Move This World Audio Network provides screen-free opportunities for learning and play. Interactive audio experiences engage listeners in practices that foster social and emotional wellness. For adults, The Saracast: Conversations in Social Emotional Learning invites listeners to a deep-dive into the field of social emotional wellness. Featuring interviews with researchers, scientists, educators, and experts in the field, The Saracast connects the science of social emotional learning with the practice of applying SEL to your daily life. For children, The Emotion Motion Podcast takes listeners on a journey through storytelling designed to engage children and their families in movement and creative expression. You can find podcasts from the Move This World Audio Network on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, and www.movethisworld.com.
About Move This World
Move This World cultivates the development of social and emotional learning (SEL) skills to empower students to navigate the complex and rapidly-changing realities of our world. An SEL program that has impacted the lives of over one million students across 35 states, Move This World provides educators and students with a robust, daily curriculum designed to strengthen social and emotional wellbeing in order to create and maintain healthy environments where effective teaching and learning can thrive. Move This World’s extensive online library of PreK-12 videos and resources are rooted in creative expression and designed to help students develop a common language to improve communication, build trust, and create stronger communities. For more information: www.movethisworld.com.