While Megan the Mermaid is on a vacation with her family and her best friend Suzy, she gets to know two new friends from a completely different world.
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 made a friend on a vacation? How did you meet? What did you do together? What did you learn from them?
- What do you do to calm down or feel confident when you feel nervous?
- If you could go on vacation anywhere, where would you go and why? What would you do there? Who would you bring with you?
Here’s What We Practiced This Week
The Bubble Shuffle: This energetic song gets us up and moving!
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!
Tighten and Release, One of the 10 Emogers™: Practice squeezing the muscles of your body really tight, then releasing them, starting from your feet and moving all the way up to your head!
Count to 10, One of the 10 Emogers™: Pausing while you count to 10 is a great way to help yourself calm down when you feel big emotions.
The Hello Song: A friendly song to sing when you greet your friends and family each day!
The Ooh Aah Song: This fun song reminds us that we can breathe anytime we feel big emotions, like excited, nervous, proud, or sad.
Celebrate Yourself, One of the 10 Emogers™: Celebrate Yourself invites you to celebrate the parts of yourself that make you uniquely you!
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.