1. The Purpose of Porpoises

A shipwreck pollutes Megan the Mermaid’s reef and changes life for Megan and her friends. Sometimes, things happen that turn our lives upside down and make us feel sad or scared. It’s helpful to remember that when we face challenges, there are often a lot of other people who share our feelings too. In this episode of The Emotion Motion Podcast, Megan and her friends learn about teamwork and supporting each other as they work together as a community to clean up the ocean and save their ocean neighborhood. 

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Thanks for checking out The Emotion Motion Podcast! We can’t wait to play with you again next week!


Deep Dive Questions for Children and their Grown Ups

It’s always helpful to talk about important topics from each episode with your child. Here are some Deep Dive Questions to help children and their grown ups debrief after listening to this week’s episode. 

  1. What was a time that you felt scared or sad? Why did you feel that way? 
  2. What did you do to feel better? How did other people help you when you felt sad or scared?  
  3. Who are the people in your life that can support you when you are facing a challenge or feeling scared or sad? 

Here’s What We Practiced This Week

Breathe 5 Times, one of the 10 Emogers from Move This World: The 10 Emogers are strategies we can use whenever we feel sad, worried, frustrated, overly excited, or any time we want to focus and calm down. Take a deep breath in and out 5 times in a row. 

Ohhhhh Ahhhh Song: It can be fun (and helpful!) to remember to breathe with the Ohhhh Ahhhh Song. Listen to the episode to learn the Ohhhh Ahhh song, and sing it anytime you need a reminder to breathe!

Put Yourself in Someone Else’s Shoes, one of the 10 Emogers from Move This World: Put Yourself in Someone Else’s Shoes is a reminder to practice empathy by considering the perspectives or experiences of others. 

Tighten and Release, one of the 10 Emogers from Move This World: Practice tightening and releasing each muscle in your body, starting with your legs, then your torso, then your arms, then your face. 

Deep Breathing: We can stop any time we need to practice deep breathing. We breathe in for a count of 4, and out for a count of 4 at least three times. 

Here are Some More Ways to Practice & Play at Home

Explore more Breathing Strategies or Embodied Relaxation to practice calming your body down.  


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

Written by Sara Potler LaHayne

Voice Over by Megan MacPhee

Produced by Jessica Altounian

Edited by Aaron Altounian

Theme music composed by Rachel Altounian


About The Move This World Audio Network

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 invites listeners to 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 practice of applying SEL to your daily life. For children, The Emotion Motion Podcast takes listeners on a journey through storytelling designed to engage children 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 cultivates the development of social and emotional learning (SEL) skills to empower students to navigate the complex and rapidly-changing realities of our world. An SEL program that has impacted the lives of over one million students across 35 states, Move This World provides educators and students with a robust, daily curriculum designed to strengthen social and emotional wellbeing in order to create and maintain healthy environments where effective teaching and learning can thrive. Move This World’s extensive online library of PreK-12 videos and resources are rooted in creative expression and designed to help students develop a common language to improve communication, build trust, and create stronger communities. For more information: www.movethisworld.com

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