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A show where we use our imaginations to talk about the big feelings we all have.

The Imagine Neighborhood The Imagine Neighborhood

    • Education for Kids

A show where we use our imaginations to talk about the big feelings we all have.

    Count Vacula Feels Afraid.

    Count Vacula Feels Afraid.

    How do you feel when you’re scared? Does your heart pound? Does your tummy feel tight? Today, Count Vacula feels a tiny bit scared. But with some help from Scotty, plus a couple of heart-pounding songs, Vac (and you!) will learn to talk about how being scared feels in your body.
     
    In this episode, we talk about feeling worried about the babysitter. Vac and Scotty talk about how being scared feels in your body, and about how talking about those feelings can help you feel better.
     
    Practice discussing worried feelings with your child. Talk about something that makes you feel worried sometimes, and explain how it feels in your body. Then ask your child if they’d like to tell you about something that worries them… and how it makes them feel.
     
     
    The Imagine Neighborhood is all about feelings, and if you'd like some more resources about ways to have these conversations, check out our friends beSproutable.  They have a great blog post about other ways to understand, and deal with, big feelings around separation anxiety (https://www.besproutable.com/post/separation-anxiety).
    This week's songs are Cosmic Love by Florence and the Machine (https://www.amazon.com/Cosmic-Love/dp/B002F6LQDM)
    and
    Monster by the Mighty Underdoggs (https://smile.amazon.com/Droppin-Science-Fiction-Mighty-Underdogs/dp/B001FBSLXG/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=mighty+underdogs&qid=1583346690&sr=8-3)

    • 12 min
    Episode Zero: The Imagine Neighborhood

    Episode Zero: The Imagine Neighborhood

    Has your child ever been so angry that they wanted to smoosh something? Have they ever been scared of the babysitter? Have they ever had a hard time putting the phone away? The Imagine Neighborhood is the show for you, and your kids.
     
    Each episode tells a story that’s amazing, fantastical, and maybe a little bananas, while it tackles the big feelings that come with growing up. And the Imagine Neighborhood gives you and your kids fun activities to do at home, in the car, or anywhere you talk to each othe
     

    • 2 min
    The Clouds are Made of Cake

    The Clouds are Made of Cake

    Getting excited can feel great! And cake is SUPER exciting. But how excited is TOO excited? This week, the neighborhood’s grown-ups make a cake mistake so exciting that they run wild! Only Scotty’s pal Doctor Apocalypso can save the grown-ups from themselves (and the dump) by helping them calm down.
    In this episode, we talk about feeling excited and calming down. Scotty and Doctor Apocalypso discuss what it feels like to be super-duper excited, and why it’s important to learn to calm down so that you can pay attention. And when the neighborhood grown-ups get stuck in the garbage, Doctor Apocalypso helps them escape by teaching them to calm down using belly breaths.
    Practice identifying feeling excited, and calming down. Think with your child about things that make each of you excited. Talk about how being really excited feels to each of you. Then, practice calming down using belly breaths: put your hands on your tummy, fill your belly up with air, and exhale.
     
    Powerhouse by Raymond Scott (https://smile.amazon.com/Music-Raymond-Scott-Reckless-Twilights/dp/B00138F5SU/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=raymond+scott&qid=1583347054&sr=8-4)
    Deep Blue Day by Brian Eno (https://smile.amazon.com/Deep-Blue-Day-Remastered-2005/dp/B000THG7VU/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=deep+blue+day&qid=1583347115&sr=8-1)

    • 19 min
    Talking to Kids About Corona Virus Fears

    Talking to Kids About Corona Virus Fears

    In this special bonus episode of The Imagine Neighborhood, we meet Dr Sherri PhD.  She's a developmental psychologist, and gives us some tools to help parents talk to kids about feeling anxious about the news.  With a lot of kids home from school due to Corona Virus concerns, we hope this episode helps you talk to your smaller persons about changes in their schedule, or fears about the world at large.
    For more information, head over to CfChildren.org.

    • 6 min
    Macho Supreme Has an Accident

    Macho Supreme Has an Accident

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

justzheng ,

How to make a winning podcast?

A genial, sly host with echoes of Ira Glass's journalistic earnesty and Fred Rogers's scientific enthusiasm. A quirky, irreverent production style that borrows from Sesame Street's vibrant characters and Radiolab's dramatic flair. Add in a dash of colorful inspiration from "Inside Out," and you get a winning concoction that is "The Imagine Neighborhood"! Although the show was ostensibly designed for kids and their adults, this childless adult and his kid inside have thoroughly enjoyed it, smiling and laughing my way through the imaginative stories featuring characters like Count Vacula, Dr. Apocalypso, and Macho Supreme. Who would have imagined... that talking about feelings can be so fun?! But you know what's even more unique and impressive about "The Imagine Neighborhood"? Every episode is essentially a guided lesson in Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), prompting kids and their adults to discuss meaningful topics in the context of a fun story. Long live the Imagine Neighborhood! I can't wait for my weekly visit.

AtticusPNW ,

Fun and So Relevant

This engaging podcast tells compelling stories with a purpose and is a beautiful way to spark conversations between kiddos and adults!

hjendhdudjs ,

The imagine naberhood

A cool podcast I like the feelings and how you added characters

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