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The Preschool in Three Cultures Revisited - China, Japan and the United States
Part of the Series: Preschool in Three Cultures Collection
The videos, which were shot in 2004, are of Komatsudani Hoikuen (Daycare Center) in Kyoto, Japan; Daguan Youeryuan (Kindergarten) in Kunming, China; St. Timothy's Child Center, in Honolulu, Hawaii; Madoka Yochien (Kindergarten) in Tokyo, Japan; Sinanlu Youeryuan (Kindergarten) in Shanghai,…
Exploratory Play
These sequences show children from 7 to 30 months playing, uninterrupted by adults. They show the remarkable exploratory powers of the under 3s and the value of this type of play in encouraging concentration and therefore cognitive abilities. There are…
Reflective Practice
The Australian NQS requires educators to reflect on their practice for best outcomes for children and the service. EYLF and MTOP also emphasise that educator reflection is an important element in creating successful early education programs. This video: Defines reflective…
The Wonder Year: First Year Development and Shaping the Brain
Documenting the amazing development and learning that takes place in a baby's first year, this film follows one baby from birth to twelve months, concentrating on physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. The commentary explains what's behind seemingly simple everyday…
Collaborative Partnerships with Families and Communities
The Australian National Quality Standards, Quality Area 6, requires services to develop collaborative partnerships and ongoing relationships with families and the community. EYLF and MTOP also emphasise that collaborative partnerships are essential to children's ability to celebrate learning outcomes. The…
Attachment in Practice
The quality of early attachment relationships is of central importance to children's social and emotional development. It is vital to their all round development. Shot over the first three years of an infant's life, the film shows the development of…
Babies Outdoors - Play, Learning and Development
The outdoors is as valuable for babies as it is for older children and this film shows how the close adult can bring the outside world alive for them. Babies are sensory motor learners and outside all their senses are…
EYLF: Putting it into Practice
EYLF answers the many questions educators have about the EYLF and how to put it into practice. It provides an overview of Belonging, Being & Becoming before focusing on what is different about the EYLF and how these differences will…
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Learning Through Play: The 3 to 4 year old (Documentary Film)
Learning, playing and learning through play are complex issues that we have tried to simplify and explain with this film. It shows learning taking place through self chosen, enjoyable activities. By following one boy for a year (from his third…
Physical Development: 0 to 12 Months
Comprehensive examples of all key stages of physical development from birth to 12 months are illustrated in this film. Information precedes each of the 46 examples filmed during this rapid period of development. The following stages are discussed: Newborn 1…
Life at Two: Attachments, Key People and Development
We follow a typical two year old - she loves learning and exploring. She is becoming increasingly independent, wanting to do more things for herself. Sometimes she becomes overwhelmed by her feelings as she struggles with what she can and…
Supporting Early Literacy 0-5
Learning about literacy is a social act. Young children develop the necessary skills they will need to be competent and confident readers and writers from the people around them and their environment. Children need to know about their language(s) and…
Learning through Play: The 3 to 4 year old (Observation Film)
Filmed over a year, this production follows a 3-year-old boy at play in a wide variety of settings. He is seen on his own, with his mum, in a group and with a friend enjoying indoor and outdoor play around…
Toddlers Outdoors: Play, learning and development
Toddlers thrive outside. The special nature of the outdoors suits their interests down to the ground, yet for this age group the value of play is probably least understood. This captivating footage shows clearly what's so special about the outdoors…
Learning Through Play: 3-5 Years
Clip #1: "Ben Shoots Pool in a Groove" - Clip #2: "Why Children Play Follow- Me" - Clip #3: "Pretend Washing" - Clip #4: "Can Three-Year-Olds Teach?" - Clip #5: "The Story Wins the Day" - Clip #6: "Filling an…
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Play and Learning at School: Five Year Olds
Play and Learning at School follows the fascinating interactions of a class of primary school children. It's towards the end of reception year and they are settled and confident. Purposeful play is seen in abundance as we get to know…
Outdoor Play Collection
Clip #1: "Peek-a-Boo Playing with the Rules" - Clip #2: "Tree Trunks: Balance and Power" - Clip #3: "Traffic Jam for Toddlers" - Clip #4: "Construction Site Dilemma" - Clip #5: "To Make a Path of Stones" - Clip #6:…
14 videos
The Power of Physical Play: Development and Effective Learning
How does physical play develop and motivate children to acquire effective learning strategies? The Power of Physical Play examines exactly how this type of play supports physical development from birth to seven-years-old. It also shows how physical play has such…
Firm Foundations for Early Literacy
Laying firm foundations for early literacy skills is about the learning that goes on before actual reading and writing. Children need to build these foundations from the right kind of experiences and support from their very first year. This film…
Pretend Play
This consists of source material of children's pretend play featuring children from 20 months to 7 years. The 11 sequences can be used individually for observation. Also, as they are presented chronologically by age, they clearly show the developmental stages…