Megan the Mermaid is becoming a big sister! But it’s not as easy as she thought it would be…
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:
- Do you have siblings? Was there a time when having a sibling was frustrating or difficult? How did you handle the situation? What Emoger can you use when you are having a hard time with your sibling?
- Learning to share can be hard! How do you feel about sharing and taking turns? How can you help someone if they are having a hard time sharing?
- Did you try the breathing exercise with Megan the Mermaid and her dad? How did it feel to slow down and breathe?
Here’s What We Practiced This Week
Goodnight Song: A calming way to close the day and get ready for bed.
Breathe 5 Times, One of the 10 Emogers™: Taking five deep breaths can help us anytime we’re feeling really big emotions.
Deep Breathing: Practice breathing in for 4 counts, holding your breath for 4 counts, then exhaling slowly for 4 counts. You can increase to 5 counts or more as you keep practicing deep breathing!
We Go to School Song: A fun and energetic song to sing on your journey to school, whether you take the bus, drive a car, or walk to the living room!
Drink a Glass of Water, One of the 10 Emogers™: Drinking water is a helpful way to calm down and take a break when you’re feeling big emotions.
Taking Turns Song: A fun song for friends to remember how to share and take turns!
Here are Some More Ways to Practice & Play at Home
Here are more resources to keep learning together:
- Embodied Relaxation helps us calm our minds and bodies.
- Breathing Strategies support us when we’re nervous, excited, or feeling any big emotions!
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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
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.