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Toddlers: Social and Emotional Development
From raging tantrums to fits of giggles, it's no secret that toddlers are skilled at expressing their emotions. One minute they anger a friend, the next they comfort the same child. Learn about theory of the mind and how toddlers…
Global Eating - Learning From Other Cultures
What can we learn from other cultures about food and nutrition? Some countries share our love for food yet manage to avoid our epidemic of obesity. How do they do it? By studying how other cultures eat, we can gain…
Physical Development
Part of the Series: Middle Childhood
This program looks at the physical changes that take place between the ages of 6 and 12 years. It covers the development of large and small motor skills, conditions that disrupt growth and development, effects of influences such as poverty…
Adolescence Cognitive And Moral Development
Part of the Series: Adolescence
The physical changes of puberty are accompanied by changes in adolescent thinking and moral reasoning. As adolescent thinking becomes more logical and abstract, it is limited by adolescent egocentrism. Additionally, adolescent thinking is enhanced or discouraged by the schooling to…
Child's Play - How Having Fun Turns Kids Into Adults
Children play their way into adulthood. Learn why play is so important and how it literally "turns kids into adults." Play is the engine that drives child development. Understanding play is key to any unit in child development or parenting…
Social and Emotional Development
Part of the Series: Middle Childhood
This program looks at the development of the 'sense of self' in middle childhood. It covers social cognition, the impact of family relationships on social and emotional development, before and after school childcare, the formation and function of the peer…
Food Additives
Do you know what maltodextrin is? No, it's not the winning word from the national spelling bee. It's probably in your corn flakes. Should you eat something that you can't pronounce? In the past few days, you've probably eaten several…
From Conception To Baby: Beginnings of Life
Creating a brand new person requires a complex biological process featuring a cast of microscopic characters. Viewers learn about fertilization and how chromosomes determine the gender and physical attributes of a baby. We show how a single cell develops into…
Cognitive & Language Development
Part of the Series: Middle Childhood
In this video Piaget's theory of concrete operational development is looked at. It details information processing, cognitive advances and language development. How the school and parents function in respect to the classroom, bilingual education and IQ and achievement tests are…
Minerals
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
Minerals are more than squares on the periodic table; they're crucial to our health. Learn the names and functions of minerals, and which foods are the best sourdfes to ensure proper nutrition. Understand the differences between vitamins and minerals, and…
Coping With Challenging Behaviour
In this program teachers describe the concept of positive guidance, and what they need to know about children before they find the appropriate techniques for dealing with challenging behaviour. Discussed is how to help children learn problem solving techniques as…
From Farm To Table
Food! We talk about it all the time. What shall we eat? Where can we buy it? What's healthiest, lowest in fat or carbs, cheapest, or just plain tastiest? But the aspect of food we usually discuss least may just…
Toddlers
Once a child takes their first steps, toddlerhood isn't far behind. As coordination improves, they excitedly explore just about everything. Using video of toddlers at home and in childcare centers, this program offers a look at the physical, cognitive, social…
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Preschoolers: Social and Emotional Development
Part of the Series: Preschoolers Series
Preschoolers are creative, curious and active experimenters that learn about themselves and their world as they take on new roles outside of their homes and families. Learn about the skill set that makes up social and emotional development and the…
Stock Market Basics: Learning Without Losing
Give your students the "So You Think You Understand Stocks" test. They will quickly see they have a lot to learn. We found many teachers managed to answer only about half the questions correctly. Stock Market Basics really is about…
Water
Part of the Series: Elements Of Human Nutrition
Learn what water does for the body, from cell structure and joint lubrication to body temperature regulation and vitamin dissolution. Understand potential problems, such as what dehydration is and can do, and what water contamination means to third world countries…
The Art of Listening
Teach the seven laws of better listening! A coffee shop provides the setting for two college students to watch and discuss their video class project on the on the most basic of skills, listening. We spend more time listening than…
Preschoolers: Cognitive Development
Part of the Series: Preschoolers Series
Observe how preschoolers begin to use language, mental imagery and symbolic thinking; think of past and future events; and think about their own thinking. See preschoolers as they start to clearly express themselves and grasp sophisticated mental activities, including emotion,…
Midlife Crisis?
Part of the Series: Middle Adulthood
We've all heard the phrase "midlife crisis." But what does this mean? Is it a good thing, or bad? Is it something to be avoided, or embraced? Probably more during middle adulthood than at any other time of life, men…
Why We Wear Clothes: The Functions of Fashion
As a tool of the individual and of culture, clothing has meaning. In this program, students explore the functional, social, and psychological aspects of clothing. Viewers learn how clothing provides more than just protection from the elements; it offers comfort,…