School looks different this year, both on land and under the sea! Megan the Mermaid and her underwater ocean friends learn that they need to explore new strategies and fun ways to stay focused and connected while learning from home.
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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.
- How do you feel about school this year? What do you like? What feels hard?
- How do you help yourself stay focused while you’re learning?
- How do you think you and your friends can stay more connected right now?
Here’s What We Practiced This Week
Go to School Song: Going to school is fun! Whether you are going into a school building or learning from home, the Go to School Song can help you and your family transition to learning time.
Focus Jingle: The Focus Jingle is a fun song to sing whenever you need to pay attention. Sing the Focus Jingle with your child to help them prepare to pay attention to something important.
The Bubble Shuffle Dance: Sometimes you need to get up and move! The Bubble Shuffle is a great way to start your day, or take a quick dance break in the middle of your day to wake up your body and your mind.
Deep Breathing: We can stop any time we need to practice deep breathing. We breathe in for a count of 4, and out for a count of 4 at least three times.
Active Listening, one of the 10 Emogers from Move This World: The 10 Emogers are emotional management strategies we can use whenever we feel sad, worried, frustrated, overly excited, or any time we want to focus and calm down. Active Listening reminds us to listen when it’s important.
Look for Help, one of the 10 Emogers from Move This World: Look for Help reminds us that we don’t have to do difficult things alone. Sometimes when we have big feelings or a really big problem, we can look for help from a friend or trusted adult.
Here are Some More Ways to Practice & Play at Home
Building a daily routine can help provide structure when you’re learning and working from home. Here is a guide to help you Build Your Daily Routine. Learn more ways to stay focused at home in our free resource, 11 Tips for Working & Learning From Home.
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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.