4. Hard Shell, Soft Heart

Megan the Mermaid and her underwater ocean friends learn how to deal with some clownfish who take the clowning too far. 

Listen to The Emotion Motion Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or right here on our blog, where you’ll find additional information about the creative practices we explore and resources to support each episode. You can also keep having fun with us on Instagram and Facebook

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. Have you ever experienced something like Joey the Crab experienced? What did you do? 
  2. How can you stand up for the people you love? 
  3. Try a Gratitude Circle with your family! What are you grateful for about each person?  

Here’s What We Practiced This Week

The Bubble Shuffle Dance: Sometimes you need to get up and move! The Bubble Shuffle is a great way to start your day, or take a quick dance break in the middle of your day to wake up your body and your mind. 

Walk Away Quietly, one of the 10 Emogers from Move This World: The 10 Emogers are emotional management strategies we can use whenever we feel sad, worried, frustrated, overly excited, or any time we want to focus and calm down. Walk Away Quietly reminds us that we can take a minute to remove ourselves from a situation calmly. 

Count to 10, one of the 10 Emogers from Move This World: The 10 Emogers are emotional management strategies we can use whenever we feel sad, worried, frustrated, overly excited, or any time we want to focus and calm down. When we Count to 10, we can practice taking a few seconds to calm down before we do anything else. 

Smile Song: The Smile Song is a fun way to remind the people around you that they are loved. 

Circle of Gratitude: A Circle of Gratitude is an opportunity for us to think about what we appreciate and are grateful for, and then share that with others.

Here are Some More Ways to Practice & Play at Home

Practice showing kindness to others by creating a Kindness Tree. There are also lots of fun ways to practice showing gratitude! Here are some ideas for Encouraging Gratitude in the Classroom (or the classroom in your living room!), and helpful tips for Integrating Gratitude into Daily Life

 

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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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