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Newborn Development: Beginnings of Life
Within the first few minutes of life, children start adapting to their new environment. In this program, we show how professionals use the Apgar test to assess a newborn's health and the significance of the first interaction between parent and…
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…
Inclusion, IEPs, and Special Needs Laws
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (I.D.E.A.) provides six principles that govern the education of children with special needs. It's one thing to read the law, but how do you ensure you comply with it and provide the best…
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,…
Theories Of Development I
Part of the Series: Study of the Child
This program looks at the key theories of human development by detailing the work of Piaget, Freud, Erikson, Gesell, Skinner and Vygotsky. It explains the concept of the 'whole child' and how a more holistic approach can provide practical perspective…
Nutrition Basics: Why Food Matters
Each of us eats about fifty tons of food in a lifetime. From this mountain of edibles we obtain four basics of life - water, energy, protein, and a handful of vitamins and minerals. Nutrition Basics is about why we…
Gender And Communication: Styles and Stereotypes
The moment someone declares, "It's a boy!" or "It's a girl!" the biological make up of that child isn't the only thing established - a process of gendering begins and continues throughout that person's life. One aspect of that process…
Infants: Physical Development
Watch our cast of infants begin to explore their world and reach different milestones along the way. Learn how a baby's brain develops and what activities help stimulate healthy brain growth. Also learn the importance of proper nutrition and sleep…
Infants: Social & Emotional Development
Part of the Series: Infants Series
In the first year of life, infants express a range of emotions - from faces of distress to spontaneous laughter. Watch as they begin to distinguish the expressions of others and mimic them as well. Examine the different stages of…
Infants: Cognitive Development
Part of the Series: Infants Series
Infants' brains are actively developing with everything they experience. Examine how newborns fit into the sensorimotor stage - tracing cognitive development from simple reflexes to beginnings of thought. Explore infant intelligence, information processing and memory. See the progression of infant…
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,…
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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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…
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…
Moral Development In Children - Theories, Stages, Impact
MORAL DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN - THEORIES, STAGES, IMPACT - How do people develop morals? What helps children distinguish right from wrong? Explore the topic of moral development and how it impacts children's behavior. Examine the approaches of development theorists and…
Preschoolers: Physical Development
Part of the Series: Preschoolers Series
See preschoolers engaged in activities that exemplify the extraordinary physical advancements that children make at this age. Learn about the physical characteristics of preschoolers, how gross and fine motor skills are developed, and what the typical physical milestones are. See…
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…
Guiding Behaviour In Early Childhood
GUIDING BEHAVIOUR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (A POSITIVE PLAN FOR DISCIPLINE & CAREGIVING) - Despite their best moments, toddlers and preschoolers often behave in ways that frustrate their parents and caregivers, and even endanger their own safety. They are not intentionally…
Body Language: Non-Verbal Communication
If actions speak louder than words, then body language is shouting. Let this program be a guide through the land of space wars, tongue showing, invisible bubbles, subconscious gestures, silent language, the rules of eye contact and invisible grammar.
Theories Of Development II
Part of the Series: Study of the Child
Why do early child educators and parents need to understand the educational theories of philosophers from three hundred years ago? Viewers will learn theories that will give them a foundation to build their own philosophy of education. Create your own…