Program Details


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

  • Video: You Know A Lot of Feelings Already!
  • Match the Faces
  • Match the Feeling 1
  • Match the Feeling 2
  • Similar Expressions
Moody & emotional skills training: getting artsy

Lesson 2: Feelings Are Like the Weather

  • Video: Feelings are Like the Weather
  • Spot The Difference
  • Test Your Memory
  • Choose the Weather 1

Lesson 3: It's OK to Have Feelings

  • Video: It's OK to Have Feelings
  • Everyone is Different
  • Choose the Weather 2

Lesson 4: Learning With Moody

  • Video: Moody's Skateboard Ride
  • Test Your Memory: Video

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?

  • Video: What is a Feeling?
  • Soundtrack Game
  • Picture Game

Lesson 2: Facial Clues

  • Video: Facial Clues
  • Reading Faces: Upper Face
  • Reading Faces: Lower Face
  • Reading Faces: Full Face

Lesson 3: More About Faces

  • Emotions Can Look Similar
  • Guess the Emotion
  • Copy the Expression

Lesson 4: Body Language Clues

  • Video: Body Clues, A Freeze Frame Game
  • Body Clues

Lesson 5: Putting it All Together

  • Spot the Clues
  • Variations
  • Finish the Picture
  • A Windy Day

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

  • Video: Sensations, A Freeze Frame Game
  • Lesson 1 Ending

Lesson 2: Sayings

  • Sayings & Sensations
  • Sayings & Meanings
  • Sayings & Color

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

  • Vocabulary 1
  • Vocabulary 2
  • Day at the Races
  • Sensations Recap

Lesson 2: Memory Card Games

  • Matching Game, Moodys
  • Matching Game, Go Moody
  • Matching Game, Moodys & People
  • Matching Game, People & People

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

  • Video: Learning to Breathe
  • How To Breathe
  • Spot the Difference

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

  • Video: The Emotional ABCs Toolbar
  • Video: The Pause Button
  • Draw Your Pause Button
  • Video: The Rewind Button
  • Draw Your Rewind Button
  • Video: The Play Button
  • Draw Your Play Button

Lesson 2: Moody's Skateboard Ride

  • Moody's Skateboard Ride

Lesson 3: Action Games

  • The Toolbar Challenge
  • Pick A Button
  • Falling Buttons

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

  • Video: Mad
  • Test Your Memory: Mad

Lesson 2: Sad

  • Video: Sad
  • Test Your Memory: Sad

Lesson 3: Worried

  • Video: Worried
  • Test Your Memory: 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

  • Talk
  • Fix It
  • Substitute
  • Redirect
  • Move
  • Try Again
  • Story
  • Wait & See
  • Pit Stop
  • Reframe

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.

  • A School Day Morning
  • A Friend is Absent
  • Recess
  • School work
  • Going to a Soccer Game
  • The Game
  • After the Game
  • Walking to the Ice Cream Store
  • The Ice Cream Store
  • Tomorrow's Homework
  • The End of the Day

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

  • Video: What We Learned
  • Emotional ABCs Diploma