S2E1 The Tide is Turning

Megan the Mermaid is back and ready to play! There are a lot of changes happening in Megan’s world as she meets new classmates and prepares for a new Mermini.

 Deep Dive Questions for Children and their Grown Ups

Here are some questions for kids and their grown ups to discuss after listening to this episode: 

  1. When was the last time you felt so excited or nervous that you couldn’t get to sleep? What did you do? 
  2. What did it feel like when you started at a new school or in a new grade and made new friends? Did you feel excited, nervous, shy, or another emotion? 
  3. How did it feel to Tighten and Release? What did you notice in your body? What did you notice in your mind?

Here’s What We Practiced This Week

We Go To School Song: A fun, energizing song to sing on your journey to school, whether you’re taking the bus, walking, driving in car, or moving to the living room! 

Tighten and Release, One of the 10 Emogers™: Emogers are emotion managers that help us respond when we feel any big emotions. Tighten and release invites us to release tension from our bodies.

Breathe 5 Times, One of the 10 Emogers™: Taking five deep breaths can help us anytime we’re feeling really big emotions. 

Ask A Question Song: A helpful song to remember how to make new friends and get to know others by asking questions!  

Here are Some More Ways to Practice & Play at Home

Here are more resources to keep learning together: 

  1. Embodied Relaxation helps us calm our minds and bodies.
  2. Draw Your Superhero invites us to remember our inner strength.
  3. Breathing Strategies support us when we’re nervous, excited, or feeling any big emotions!

If you love Megan the Mermaid and The Emotion Motion Podcast, please subscribe on your favorite podcast platform here and leave a review. 

We can’t wait to play with you again next week! 


The Emotion Motion Podcast is produced by the Move This World Audio Network. 

Written by Sara Potler LaHayne

Music by Joel Knopf

Produced by David Zellerford and Andrew Bellinger

Edited by Andrew Bellinger and Aaron Altounian

Theme music composed by Rachel Altounian

Featuring Megan MacPhee as Megan the Mermaid

Also featuring Jessica Altounian, David Zellerford, Maggie Politi, Cory Stonebrook, and Andrew Bellinger

About The Move This World Audio Network

The 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 does 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 application of SEL in our daily lives. For children, The Emotion Motion Podcast takes them on a journey through storytelling designed to engage them 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 is the leading provider of social emotional learning (SEL) multimedia resources for PreK-12 students, educators, and families. Each piece of educational content is delivered through short interactive lessons and is grounded in the goal of empowering students to navigate the rapidly-changing realities of their world – both in the classroom and throughout their lives. Designed for implementation that is both impactful and simple, the MTW platform allows educators and families to incorporate SEL into their students’ schedules every day, without planning or prep. The extensive multimedia library provides a robust and engaging daily curriculum- experiences designed to empower students by strengthening the skills that foster wellbeing and establishing a common language among students, educators and families. These multimedia experiences are rooted in creative expression and participatory movement. Move This World has already impacted the lives of over one and a half million students across 38 states. Learn more: movethisworld.com.

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