S2E8 Growing Grotto

Megan the Mermaid has more big changes in her life when a new family member moves in!

 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. What is a big change that happened in your life recently? How did you feel about this change?
  2. What advice would you give to Megan about adjusting to sharing a room with Mika?
  3. Megan the Mermaid experienced so many new things this season! Some of them were fun adventures, some of them were difficult changes. What was your favorite moment from this season and why?

Here’s What We Practiced This Week

Big Changes Song: This playful song is a helpful reminder for any big changes you may be experiencing.

Breathe 5 Times, One of the 10 Emogers™: Emogers are Emotion Managers that help us calm down when we feel really big feelings. We can take 5 deep breaths anytime we need to calm down.

The Smile Song: The Smile Song is a great way to start the day, and reminds us of all that we can look forward to in our busy days!

We Go To School Song: This song is fun to listen to when you’re heading to school, whether you’re logging into a Zoom room, taking the school bus, or no matter how you get to school!

Here are Some More Ways to Practice & Play at Home

Here are more resources to keep learning together: 

  1. SEL Toolkit: Family Engagement: Find tons of resources and activities that you can do all summer long!
  2. 14 Summer Activities to Continue Teaching Social Emotional Learning: Find ideas to keep practicing SEL this summer.
  3. 7 Picture Books to Teach Social Emotional Learning This Summer: Picture books are a fun and effective way to continue practicing SEL this summer.

If you love Megan the Mermaid and The Emotion Motion Podcast, please subscribe on your favorite podcast platform here and leave a review. 

Thanks for joining us for Season 2 of The Emotion Motion Podcast! We hope you have a great summer, and we can’t wait to play with you again soon!

 

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 experiences 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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