The Big Idea: As children head back to school, help them manage their emotions by talking together, teaching self-soothing strategies, and more.
I Can Feel Safe-
Creating a “safe place” is one way to cope with big feelings. In this video, Elmo explains and celebrates the safety and security of his blanket fort.
- Before watching: Explain to children that Elmo was feeling scared and sad and needed a safe, cozy space.
- While you watch: As you watch, notice how Elmo describes his feelings and his feel-better strategy.
- After watching: Ask children if they’ve ever felt like Elmo. What helps them feel better? Talk about what kind of safe places children might create for themselves.