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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,…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
How Infants Learn
Clip #1: "Ball and Jug" - Clip #2: "Book Literacy" - Clip #3: "Child and Child Communicate" - Clip #4: "Cone Calls Between Infant and Teacher" - Clip #5: "Explaining Infant Interests" - Clip #6: "Infant Toots her Horn" -…
11 videos
Attachment and Holistic Development - The first year
The development of a secure attachment relationship is a cruicial part of early development. Through careful observation of early relationships all other areas of development are observed as well. This film shows baby Orson as he develops through his first…
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…
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…
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…
Children with Learning Challenges
Clip #1: "Chris Builds with Window Blocks" - Clip #2: "Duck Duck Goose" - Clip #3: "Dancing the Freeze" - Clip #4: "Evan Shows Jose" - Clip #5: "Elastic Rules Mean More Can Play" - Clip #6: "It Helps to…
10 videos
Children Dealing with Frustrations
Clip #1: "Jack Overcomes Obstacles" - Clip #2: "Tire Swing Ups and Downs" - Clip #3: "Taking Turns" - Clip #4: "Sand Container Conflict" - Clip #5: "Dryden Deserves an Icepack" - Clip #6: "George Understands" - Clip #7: "First…
11 videos
Event and Time Sampling
This film shows examples of event and time sampling techniques. Two children are filmed separately during their afternoon session at nursery school. There is a very quiet girl (3 years 9 months) and a boy (3 years 3 months) who…
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…
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…
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…
EYLF - Programming and Documentation Made Easy
This exciting follow-up program to EYLF: Putting it into Practice covers all programming and documentation requirements of the EYLF (and of the National Quality Standards in Australia). It focuses on the changes that educators in Australia may need to make…
9 videos
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…