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When a Child Pretends: Understanding Pretend Play (DVD)

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For its lasting benefit to children, play goes well beyond the fun involved. This program observes young children in play sequences that require planning, negotiating, collaborating, taking roles and developing narratives. In these sequences, children explore language and the imaginative "as if" thinking that leads to advanced intellectual functioning.  When a Child Pretends demonstrates that pretend play is an essential arena for the child's intellectual, social, emotional and imaginative development.

This documentary is one of four in The Learning Child Series, produced by Jonathan Diamond Associates, Inc. in association with the Child Development Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. Each program includes a companion guide.

From Pictures to Words: Understanding The Foundations of Literacy (DVD)

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How do children come to literacy? This documentary observes that encouraging young children to make pictures, to invent their own graphic representations, sets the literacy process in motion. As children experiment with crayons, markers and pencils, they begin to realize that these marks can stand for the sounds of language. That learning path leads from telling stories with pictures to telling stories with words. And as some very enthusiastic young students demonstrate, these early interests can evolve into a passion for reading and writing. 

This documentary is one of four in The Learning Child Series, produced by Jonathan Diamond Associates, Inc. in association with the Child Development Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.  Each program includes a companion guide.

Far Ago and Long Away: Innovative Storytelling (DVD)

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Based on the work of Vivian Paley, this DVD focuses on the benefits storytelling provides to early literacy experience. Tips are given on ways in which adults can polish their storytelling skills, and help children create, dictate, and dramatize their own stories. From the Child Care Collection. Also available in Spanish (#8401S).

Early Intervention: Natural Environments for Children (DVD)

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Young children with disabilities or special learning needs have a right to learn and grow in the environments where their typically developing peers are found—child care centers and homes, parks, restaurants. This program demonstrates how inclusion benefits all children and families. From the Child Care Collection. 28 min.

Before and After School...Creative Experiences (DVD)

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School-age children can experience the responsibilities of independence within safe environments and with the support of caring and helpful adults. From The Child Care Collection. 28 min.

Also available in Spanish (#8861S)

Child Care Administration: Tying It All Together (DVD)

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The key areas of administration are framed in terms of how each stems from the program's core mission—central in tying together a well-directed, developmentally appropriate program. From the Child Care Collection. 28 mins. Also available in Spanish (#8871S). 

The key areas of administration are framed in terms of how each stems from the program's core mission?central in tying together a well-directed, developmentally appropriate program. From the Child Care Collection. 28 mins. Also available in Spanish (#8871S) and on VHS (#887). 

Words that Cook?The Art of Storytelling (DVD)

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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. Part 9 of 13-DVD series.

Show 9: The Art of Storytelling

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

 

For complete series, see #8300.

Words that Cook?Make Literacy an Adventure (DVD)

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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. Part 7 of 13-DVD series.

Show 7: Make Literacy an Adventure

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.

 

For complete series, see #8300.

Words that Cook?The Power of Language (DVD)

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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. Part 6 of 13-DVD series.

Show 6: The Power of Language

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. 

For complete series, see #8300.

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