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The Emotion Motion Podcast

By Robert Yaniz Jr., Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

Underwater adventure teaches social-emotional learning.

Podcast Social Emotional Learning Move This World Audio Network Average run time: 20 minutes
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If adults are looking for a podcast to help their kids deal with difficult emotions, transitions, or simple techniques to self-regulate, this is it. In The Emotion Motion Podcast Megan the Mermaid provides a balanced and realistic reaction to life changes like sharing your room with a younger sibling or making new friends. The show helps kids and their adults learn more about their emotions and how to navigate challenging issues, and does so through the safe lens of an underwater fantasy world.

Produced by the Move This World Audio Network, this show teaches listeners to "put [their] emotions in motion through play and movement." And it does so without shying away from firm realities like the inevitability of death, the shifting household dynamic following a new baby, and even the emotional response to staying in quarantine. The Emotion Motion Podcast might not place a lot of weight on humor or more traditional lessons, but its underlying message is one every parent or guardian should consider for the young children in their lives.

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