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Communication and Learning (VHS)

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Illustrates the ways in which children begin to acquire the capabilities that support communication and future learning. 20 min. Part of the Social and Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers Video Series, based on the research of From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development. Produced by The Child Care Collection at Ball State University. Also available on DVD.

Illustrates the ways in which children begin to acquire the capabilities that support communication and future learning. 20 min. Part of the Social and Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers Video Series, based on the research of From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development. Produced by The Child Care Collection at Ball State University. Also available on DVD (#8161).

Save when you order ALL THREE videos resources in this series: "Communication and Learning," "Making Friends and Getting Along with Peers," and "Acquiring Self-Regulation." See #826 (video set) or #8261 (DVD set) for pricing details.

Acquiring Self-Regulation (VHS)

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Explores the challenges children face as they make the transition from external regulation to self-regulation. 22 min. Part of the Social and Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers Video Series, based on the research of From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development. Produced by The Child Care Collection at Ball State University. Also available on DVD (#8251).

Explores the challenges children face as they make the transition from external regulation to self-regulation. 22 min. Part of the Social and Emotional Development of Infants and Toddlers Video Series, based on the research of From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development. Produced by The Child Care Collection at Ball State University. Also available on DVD (#8251).

Save when you order ALL THREE videos resources in this series: "Communication and Learning," "Making Friends and Getting Along with Peers," and "Acquiring Self-Regulation."  See #826 (video set) or #8261 (DVD set) for pricing details.

Dramatic Play: More than Playing House (VHS)

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Learn the benefits of dramatic play for children's development and across the curriculum. Get ideas for prop boxes and thematic play and see the important roles of adults in supporting dramatic play. 28 min. From the Child Care Collection. Also available on DVD (#8951) and in Spanish (#8951S).

Learn the benefits of dramatic play for children's development and across the curriculum. Get ideas for prop boxes and thematic play and see the important roles of adults in supporting dramatic play. 28 min. From the Child Care Collection. Also available in Spanish (VHS #895S, DVD #8951S) and on DVD (8951).

Words That Cook: Parenting With Children's Books (13-DVD Set)

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The award-winning PBS series is now available on DVD! Free companion online resources provide summaries of recommended books, related links and activities, and the tools for staff development and parent workshops. Each DVD includes an original episode (26:30) plus approximately 15 minutes of bonus guest material and production notes. 13-DVD series.

Show 1: Reading Starts with Interests (#8301)

Whether it's animals, puppets, music, or finger plays that ignite children's imaginations, books support individual interests and expand children's horizons.

 

Show 2: Storytelling: When! Why! How! (#8302)

Terrific storytelling techniques that captivate audiences use cultural icons, songs, gestures, different languages, voices, and noisy words.  

 

Show 3: Writing Begins with Original Ideas (#8303)

Using child-made toys, hobbies, scribbles, computers and art are simple methods for inspiring children to write for pleasure.

 

Show 4: Putting Life into Words (#8304)

Incorporating puppets and voices, making up songs, playing word games, and creating poems can excite children about words. 

 

Show 5: Reading Relationships (#8305)

Use books to relate to real-life events, play games, have one-on-one time, and explore family heritage?all the while building stronger relationships.

 

Show 6: The Power of Language (#8306)

Children and parents (including ELL parents) feel empowered and forge bonds that last a lifetime through reading aloud, learning together, playing with idioms, and exploring cultures. 

 

Show 7: Make Literacy an Adventure (#8307)

Tips for boosting confidence, supporting communication skills, and engaging children with special needs include linking new vocabulary and nonfiction books with an interest in animals.

 

Show 8: Finding Inspiration for Writing (#8308)

Drawing upon daily life, favorite books, interesting objects, and more?conversations and questions provide surefire methods for getting children?s minds and pens in motion. 

 

Show 9: The Art of Storytelling (#8309)

Enhance storytelling with gestures, voices, facial expressions, and material that springs from artwork, book or movie characters, childhood memories, and folk tales.  

 

Show 10: Active Learning (#8310)

Visual support, hands-on exploration, playful language activities, artistic expression and physical challenges help children get excited about learning.

 

Show 11: Empowered Learning (#8311)

Children overcome obstacles by utilizing brainteasers, personalized tools, dramatic play and games. 

 

Show 12: Home & School Connections (#8312)

Connections are made between home and school by reading aloud, using writing boxes, learning about educational benchmarks and testing, and attending school meetings. 

 

Show 13: Windows & Mirrors of Literacy (#8313)

Children are introduced to Shakespeare, explore cultures through books and folklore, discuss and write about memories, and document personal history.

Handling Disclosures and Reporting Abuse (DVD)

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Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse DVD Training Series

Part 3: Handling Disclosures and Reporting Abuse

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse DVD Training Series

 

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse and Child Sexual Abuse DVD Training Series

 

Part 3: Handling Disclosures and Reporting Abuse

 

  • Discusses how to talk to a child who seems troubled
  • Explains how to appropriately handle a disclosure
  • Examines how to document suspected abuse
  • Reviews how the authorities may conduct an investigation
  • Suggest ways to help victims of abuse recover from the emotional effects

 

Facilitator Guide included. 21 min.

 

This series was produced by Merit Systems LLC in conjunction with Family Support Line.

 

 

Order the complete 3-disc set (#8029).

NAEYC: For Our Future (VHS)

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Featuring beautiful images of children in a variety of settings with commentary by leaders in the professional community, this video describes NAEYC's involvement and long commitment to excellence in early childhood. The video provides a vision of NAEYC’s mission to promote the advancement of early childhood development. It details NAEYC’s standards and discusses available resources to promote healthy relationships between families, professionals, and young children. It is excellent for use in teacher training or with parents. 13 min.

Featuring beautiful images of children in a variety of settings with commentary by leaders in the professional community, this video describes NAEYC's involvement and long commitment to excellence in early childhood. The video provides a vision of NAEYC?s mission to promote the advancement of early childhood development. It details NAEYC?s standards and discusses available resources to promote healthy relationships between families, professionals, and young children. It is excellent for use in teacher training or with parents. 13 min.

Quality Family Child Care (VHS)

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Issues and information about this growing profession are discussed openly with parents and family child care providers. From the Child Care Collection. 28 min. Also available in Spanish (#885S).

Health and Safety Consultation in Child Care (DVD)

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This 2-disc DVD set is an excellent teaching resource for health professionals and program directors. Five topics (National Resources, Making Observations, The Child Care Culture, How to Train Child Care Staff, and Making Health and Safety Improvement Plans) are divided into still more defined and concise segments. The DVD includes an interactive assessment tool and PDF files of relevant forms and other useful resources. From Video Active Productions. 124 min. 

This 2-disc DVD set is an excellent teaching resource for health professionals and program directors. Five topics (National Resources, Making Observations, The Child Care Culture, How to Train Child Care Staff, and Making Health and Safety Improvement Plans) are divided into still more defined and concise segments. The DVD includes an interactive assessment tool and PDF files of relevant forms and other useful resources Caring for Our Children (see #705 for book description). From Video Active Productions. 124 min. Also available as a 5-video VHS set (#862).

Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice Set (Book & VHS)

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Q: What's even better for early childhood beginners than the Basics book?

A: The Basics book with the video to bring best practice to life!

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Q: What's even better for early childhood beginners than the Basics book?

A: The new Basics book with the video to bring best practice to life!

Save when you buy the set!

See product descriptions for the book (#259) and VHS (#860).

Touchpoints (DVD)

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Touchpoints is a three-part guide that offers keen insights for parents and caregivers of infants and toddlers. In volume one Dr. T. Berry Brazelton addresses the common concerns of expectant and new parents. Volumes two and three guide parents through their infant or toddler’s physical, emotional, and behavioral development. Essential viewing for both parents and caregivers. 132 min. From Brazelton.

The award-winning three-volume Touchpoints video series is now available on a single DVD with indexed chapters. In volume one, Dr. Brazelton addresses the common concerns of expectant and new parents. In volumes two and three, Dr. Brazelton guides parents of infants and toddlers through their child's physical, emotional, and behavioral development. Dr. Brazelton's keen insights and comforting manner make Touchpoints essential viewing for parents and caregivers. Topics covered include: Pregnancy - Delivery - Newborn Assessment - Bonding - Crying and Calming - Becoming A Family - Feeding - Sleep ? Stranger Anxiety - Parental Jealousy - Cognitive Development - Motor Skills - Standing/Walking - Negativism -Tantrums - Sibling Rivalry - Discipline - Spoiling -Toilet Training

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