Infants: Physical Development
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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 in the first year. See how infants rely on their…
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 emotional development, and learn how children form attachments with people.…
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 communication from crying--to giggling--to euphoric babbling and their first words!…
Infants Series
The Infants series explors the milestones of growth and development in the first year of life.
Is Baby OK? Assessing Development
How can we tell if a child is developing normally in its first two years? Learn some of the basic developmental milestones in physical growth, personal and social skills, large and small motor skills and language acquisition. Discover when to seek professional help to assess development, especially for potential problems…
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 the natural activities children are drawn to which help their…
A Child's Mind: How Kids Learn Right & Wrong
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 learn about Theory of Mind. Hear children's reactions to situations that challenge their morals. Expert interviews help explain how…
Music and Movement in Early Learning - Music
Part of the Series: Music
When young children hear music, their natural inclination is to move their bodies in response to it. Research has shown that this movement, like the music itself, is an integral factor in the brain's and the body's healthy development. Music is an invaluable learning tool by itself, but its impact…
A Child Grows: Your Baby's First Year
This video might be the best way to see infant development this side of becoming a parent. Our cast of infants demonstrate basic motor skills from rolling over to standing alone. They learn that objects can exist outside of their own experience, learn cause and effect, and slowly discover they…
Middle Childhood
During middle childhood - the period between ages 6 and 12 - children reach many critical milestones. In fact, teacher and caregiver responses during this time of significant change can dramatically affect a child's physical, cognitive, social, and emotional growth, both immediately and in the future. At this stage, children…
When Boundaries are Crossed
Whether you counsel at-risk parents, teach parents-to-be, or direct mainstream caregivers, these programs help your students and clients understand when their behavior crosses the line to abuse, and the real reasons that abuse typically occurs in the first place. Viewers also learn the short- and long term effects of abuse,…
Curriculum: Guidance and Discipline
Part of the Series: Guidance and Discipline
Teachers accept children of all backgrounds into their classrooms, and they're delighted to do so. However, sometimes it might seem as if there just isn't any way to give all these kids what they need to excel. But don't despair! In fact, it is possible to design a curriculum which…