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Learning Language and Loving It: An Introduction (VHS)

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This video looks at life inside childcare settings where early childhood educators use the "Learning Language and Loving It" approach to promote interaction, language learning, and emergent literacy in young children. The vital role of the teacher in helping children learn to communicate is discussed and the following guidelines to promote language learning are demonstrated:
(1) Get Every Child In On The Act: observe, wait, listen and follow the child's lead;
(2) Provide Information that Promotes Language Learning: use repetition and gestures, label, expand, model, explain and describe; and
(3) Let Language Lead The Way To Literacy: foster the development of early literacy through interactive book reading and by making print "talk" in the classroom.

From the Hanen Centre. 23 min.

Learning Language and Loving It—The Teaching Tape (VHS Set)

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This two-part video demonstrates how teachers use strategies in play and daily activities to create enriched, interactive language-learning environments that include all children. Examples include teachers interacting with children who have special needs and language delays, children who are second language learners, as well as children who are typically developing. The video has onscreen time codes and comes with a detailed User’s Guide for easy reference. This program addresses the vital role of preschool teachers in facilitating children’s social, language, and literacy development. From the Hanen Centre. 2 tapes, total running time 3 hours 40 min.

Gateways to Early Literacy (VHS Set)

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This four-video training kit explores the critical ways child care providers can enrich and support children’s early language and literacy development. While targeted to family child care, the content is also relevant to center-based care. Each video features nationally recognized early childhood educators and literacy experts who discuss key messages and emphasize current research and research-based best practices. The videos depict scenes from a variety of family child care homes that illustrate those key messages and best practices, as well as comments from the providers themselves on what they do and why.

Setting the Stage—practical suggestions for creating a print-rich environment to support children’s explorations with language, print, and writing.

Conversation—key role of language-enriching conversations between young children and adults to help children develop oral language skills, with suggestions for helping children to actively participate.

Reading Aloud—importance of reading aloud as a key to later reading success, good read-aloud strategies, choosing books that respond to children’s developmental and individual skills and interests.

Emergent Writing —how early reading and writing develop together, developmental stages of learning to write and spell, strategies for supporting children’s beginning efforts.

In addition to the four videos, the kit also includes a User’s Guide, a Self-Study Guide, a poster that depicts literacy-filled family child care homes, and one children’s book. From Reading Is Fundamental. Videos not sold separately. Each video is 30 min.

Appropriate Curriculum for Young Children: The Role of the Teacher

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Depicts developmentally appropriate practices in programs for young children, showing adults' important roles in helping children learn through play and child-initiated activity. NAEYC gratefully acknowledges the support of the American Express Company. Produced by South Carolina Educational Television. 28 min. Also available on DVD (#8561).

Your Preschool Classroom Computer Center: How Does it Measure Up?

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Illustrates 10 practical tips on setting up and developing a computer center. Suggestions range from safety to the use of software. Produced by the Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood and the Center for the Application of Information Technologies.

Make a Difference: Report Child Abuse and Neglect (VHS)

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Child abuse and neglect are discussed with professionals who share information about what to do if abuse is suspected, the indicators of abuse/neglect, and the impact on society. 28 min. Also available on DVD (#8901).

Child Care and Children with Special Needs (VHS) with training module

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This two-video set is designed for use as an inservice training tool for program directors and caregivers to inspire and inform them in meeting the challenge of caring for children with disabilities. The first tape describes how the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to child care programs and documents the experiences of four families and programs that are currently making inclusion work. The second tape provides detailed information about how child care programs can interact with parents and special services providers to insure that children with disabilities receive the best possible care. Produced by Video Active Productions.

Also available in DVD (#8181).

Quality Family Child Care (DVD)

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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 (#8851S).

The World According to Mr Rogers (CD Audio Book)

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An audio version of the book The World According to Mr. Rogers (see #738). Features the voices of Tyne Daley, John Lithgow, Lily Tomlin, Andre Watts and an introduction by Joanne Rogers. In addition to the thoughts, stories, and anecdotes, the CD also features music from Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. Includes actual recordings of Fred Rogers, including his moving acceptance speech at his induction into the TV hall of fame. 75 min. From Family Communications, Inc.

Child Care and Children with Special Needs booklet,

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