Sunday, January 13, 2013

Sesame Street in Counseling

As I have been perusing Pinterest, I'm always finding new ideas to use in my counseling program. I have seen several videos from Sesame Street which promote pro social skills and align with my standards and counseling goals. Tonight while watching Sesame Street videos with my 1 1/2 year old niece, I was so excited to come across a video called Belly Breathe where Elmo sings along with Common and Colbie Caillat about taming the "monster" inside of you. I am so excited to use this video with my anger groups and individual students, but I also wanted to share with you!

Also, check out some of the other great Sesame Street songs that teach counseling related skills such as:

"What I Am" by Will.I.Am
"Don't Give Up" by Bruno Mars

Plus, there are tons of other Sesame Street videos on topics such as friendship, conflict resolution, feelings, etc.!

I love that I can use these videos to review concepts that I am already teaching children, and the catchy songs will help them to remember the skill.  Be sure to check out Sesame Street's website or YouTube channel for more videos that you can use in your counseling program.

1 comment:

  1. Ah! I love the Belly Breathe video! I used it with a kindergarten class and two first grade classes and I found it to be super helpful. The students really liked the monsters too. I love your blog! I just started mine (also from North Carolina!). I am an international school counselor in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and use school counseling blogs for ideas all the time!