Penelope the Porpoise loses a tooth and struggles to feel confident with her new smile.
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:
- Have you ever felt like Penelope? Have you experienced something that surprised you and made you feel nervous or shy? What happened, and what did you do to feel better?
- If you were with Penelope in the reef, what would you do to help her?
- Have you ever lost a tooth? How did it make you feel? If you have not lost a tooth yet, how do you feel about losing a tooth one day?
Here’s What We Practiced This Week
Active Listening, One of the 10 Emogers™: Active listening means you are paying close attention to what someone is saying, can repeat it back to them, and ask them questions.
Celebrate Yourself: This fun song invites you to celebrate all of the unique, special qualities that make you YOU!
Here are Some More Ways to Practice & Play at Home
Here are more resources to keep learning together:
- Draw Your Superhero invites us to highlight our strengths and other qualities that make us special.
- 3 Minutes of Happiness helps us focus on things that bring us happiness and joy.
- Helping Students Process Feelings is a useful resource for grown-ups to better understand when children need help processing their feelings and how to support them.
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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
Music performed by Aaron 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.