Megan the Mermaid goes on vacation with her family, and meets some surprising new friends!
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 gone on a really fun vacation? What did you do? Who were you with? What did you love the most? How did you feel when you were on vacation?
- If you were with Megan and Suzy, what would you ask the land-people?
- If you were Beth or Rose, the land-people, what would you ask Megan and Suzy?
Here’s What We Practiced This Week
Keep Moving Along Song: This song reminds us that our feelings will come and go, and we can keep moving forward.
Look for Help, One of the 10 Emogers™: Emogers are Emotion Managers that help us calm down when we feel really big feelings. We can always Look for Help whenever we feel really excited, sad, overwhelmed, happy, or any big feelings!
Breathe 5 Times, One of the 10 Emogers™: We can take 5 deep breaths anytime we are feeling big emotions and need to calm down.
Drink a Glass of Water, One of the 10 Emogers™: It can be helpful to pause, take a break, and drink a glass of moment to give ourselves a minute to calm down.
The First Time I Swam at Night Song: Megan the Mermaid reflects on a lesson her parents taught her and remembers her confidence in this exciting song.
Here are Some More Ways to Practice & Play at Home
Here are more resources to keep learning together:
- Draw Your Superhero: This exercise invites us to reflect on our strengths to help us gain confidence!
- SEL Scavenger Hunt: This fun game invites us to look for things that make us feel safe, hopeful, curious, and more!
- Non-Crisis Conversation Starters: These intriguing questions are great for a family vacation, road trip, or lazy Sunday at home!
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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.