Unit 1 helps children develop an emotional vocabulary. Children are taught about specific emotions, what they look like, and how they are defined. Children learn that they already know a lot about feelings, that feelings happen all the time (even when they don’t notice they’re having feelings). Children discover that it’s okay to have feelings and that people can have different feelings in response to the same thing.
Lesson 1: An Emotional Vocabulary
Lesson 2: Feelings Are Like the Weather
Lesson 3: It's OK to Have Feelings
Lesson 4: Learning With Moody
Children learn to look for face and body clues in order to better understand what other people are feeling. Non-verbal clues and subtle differences between similar-looking feelings are taught and discussed.
Lesson 1: What Are Feelings?
Lesson 2: Facial Clues
Lesson 3: More About Faces
Lesson 4: Body Language Clues
Lesson 5: Putting it All Together
In Unit 3, children learn that sensations are physical signals indicating what their body is experiencing. They also learn that sensations can be a clear, non-verbal expression of their emotional state. Children learn ways of communicating their sensations through common sayings. This approach allows children to develop their own understanding of what their body is experiencing.
Lesson 1: Sensations
Lesson 2: Sayings
Concepts from previous units are reviewed and once the unit is completed, all Moody Cards and Memory Games are unlocked so that games can be played over and over.
Lesson 1: Skills Recap
Lesson 2: Memory Card Games
Deep, slow breathing has been scientifically proven to calm both the mind and body and help people to make better emotional choices. In this unit, children learn to take deep breaths before taking an action. This step is crucial because the most difficult task when dealing with emotions is the ability to stop the 'ramping up' of emotions before they become more difficult to manage.
Lesson 1: Learning to Breathe
This unit introduces the Emotional ABCs Toolbar, a practical, easily remembered tool to help children calm down, assess their emotions and make good choices moving forward. This gives children the ability to make emotionally intelligent choices, independently, in real-world situations.
Lesson 1: The Emotional ABCs Toolbar
Lesson 2: Moody's Skateboard Ride
Lesson 3: Action Games
This unit features videos of children using the Emotional ABCs toolbar while dealing with emotionally charged events that can typically happen in a child's day.
Students learn how to use the Emotional ABCs toolbar by watching and modeling these skills.
Lesson 1: Mad
Lesson 2: Sad
Lesson 3: Worried
Every day and every situation presents different challenges, but certain choices consistently get good results. The Playbook provides children 10 different 'Plays' that can be useful, depending on the situation. Just as a successful sports team learns 'Plays' at practice and can then instantly adjust and respond to a particular challenge at game time, having emotional 'Plays' in mind gives children a better chance to make good choices in actual situations.
Lesson 1: The Playbook
As a way to practice their new-found emotional skills, children spend a virtual day with Moody! They help him work through typical emotional challenges that often happen in a child's day, and they teach him how and when to use his Emotional ABCs Toolbar and Emotional Playbook.
Children graduate and get their Emotional ABCs Diploma. They are now free to play all the games and activities that they’ve opened up through the course of the program.
Lesson 1: What We Learned