S2E5 In Grammer’s Wake

Megan the Mermaid and her family remember their beloved Grammers and Megan learns about the importance of relationships. 

 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. Who is someone in your life that you’re grateful for? What is your favorite memory of them?
  2. How do you think Treading Shelva was helpful for Megan the Mermaid?
  3. What stories do you know about the family members in your life? What are your favorite stories?

Here’s What We Practiced This Week

Ask Them A Question Song: This song is a helpful reminder of how you can make others comfortable by asking questions when you meet new people and make new friends!

Sea Lettuce Dance: A fun way to get energized by moving your body!

Stretch With Us: Megan the Mermaid leads us through an easy stretch to help our bodies.

Holding Onto A Feeling Song: This song is a helpful reminder that we can hold onto good feelings and revisit them in our memories anytime we need them.


Here are Some More Ways to Practice & Play at Home

Here are more resources to keep learning together: 

  1. Helping Students Process Feelings: A useful resource for grown-ups to better understand when children need help processing their feelings and how to support them.
  2. Things We Have, Things We Miss: This exercise invites us to reflect on things they miss and show gratitude for things they have.
  3. Embodied Relaxation: This exercise is a helpful way to get your body moving when you need to calm down.

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

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.

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