A practical guide to managing difficult behavior and recognizing and dealing with manipulation and testing behaviors. Offers easy-to-follow steps for disciplining children without arguing, yelling or spanking.
At Greenwood School in Vermont, its students, boys, ages 11 to 17, are asked each year to memorize the Gettysburg Address. These boys all suffer from learning differences that have made their progress extremely challenging. Interweaving the history of this famous American speech with the journey of the boys, The Address reveals the timeless resonance of Lincoln's words, while culminating in the triumph of the human spirit.
An effective four-step plan for avoiding potential problems is presented. The incorporation of social skills into the curriculum is demonstrated. The audience sees first hand how to implement such behavior management methods as: color charts and signs, point system, token economy, and turtle-control technique.
The Baby Human
Experience the first two years of a child's life just as they do. This groundbreaking program reveals what only the little ones know. What is their most profound need? How do they really see their parents? What does it feel like to struggle to walk or learn to speak?
More advanced than a computer yet more versatile and resilient than any machine is the amazing miracle known as the human body. In these four fascinating programs, we analyze the human body from conception through old age and more.
Part of a series on understanding, identifying and responding to childhood trauma. This segment focuses on the effects that childhood trauma has on brain function. Introduces current research that shows how systems in the brain are activated by trauma, and how trauma changes neuron response and cognitive pathways.
Through a series of nine vignettes this programs aims to guide children's explorations to help deepen their understanding of the physical science present in building block structures.
Challenging Behaviors in Young Children: techniques and solutions
Live footage shows teachers effectively defusing crisis situations including tantrums, fighting, noncompliance, separation anxiety and other inappropriate behavior.
A Chance to Grow
In this documentary, an experienced nurse gives viewers a special perspective on what infants, parents and staff go through in the newborn intensive care unit, or NICU. Within this unique world, critically ill and premature infants receive a level of high-tech care never before possible. Medical professional work miracles on these fragile, new lives. But often lost amidst the cascade of technology are the tiny patients themselves, and their overwhelmed, bewildered parents, who find themselves thrust into an alien world.
Helps day care workers and others who care for children to be aware of possible sources of danger to children in their care and suggests ways to prevent unsafe facilities and practices.
Child Development: Adolescence
Explores some of the problems that adolescents face today and the best ways to cope, as told by teenagers themselves. Covers a range of issues including body image, relationship with parents, peer pressure and career goals.
Child Development From Birth to One Year
This video discusses the five developmental stages of an infant's first year.
Child Development From Five to Eight
The changes that occur during this pivotal time when intellectual development is closely accompanied by increasingly independent social activity and expectations.
Child Development From One to Three
Includes new skills and capabilities of the toddler. Emphasizes the importance of creating a strong foundation for future learning and development.
Child Development Theorists: Freud to Erikson to Spock and beyond
Covers child development theorists including Sigmund Freud, Erik Erikson, Maria Montessori, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, Abraham Maslow, Arnold Gesell, John Bowlby, Rudolph Dreikurs, Lawrence Kohlberg, B.F. Skinner, Benjamin Spock, Diana Baumrind, T. Berry Brazelton, Howard Gardner.
This special follows four families who are raising teenagers, and captures candid, often disturbing situations which reveal the direct connection between parents' behavior and the ways their kids are mirroring or reacting to that behavior. These four stories are cautionary tales about parents' actions and inaction, and the subsequent impact on their children.
Common Childhood Illnesses
Addresses common childhood illnesses, their symptoms, possible at home and professional medical treatments, and how to decide if a doctor should be consulted.
Conception to Birth
Follow the ultimate journey each one of us takes from the moment of our conception to the moment of our birth.
Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood
Consuming Kids throws desperately needed light on the practices of a relentless multi-billion dollar marketing machine that now sells kids and their parents everything from junk food and violent video games to bogus educational products and the family car.
Cover Girl Culture: Awakening the Media Generation
An examination of how advertising and the cult of celebrity have deeply and negatively impacted teens and young women.
The trials and triumphs of four people facing a lifelong struggle with learning. Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading and writing difficulties, affecting about 10 per cent of the population. [This documentary] is designed to raise awareness and provide an understanding of dyslexia, to bring a human face to this invisible disability and to reduce the stigma surrounding it.
Features the video and segments from NAEYC's two online programs, DAP and Intentionality and DAP and Play, produced by NAEYC with the 2009 release of the 3rd edition of Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8. Each video includes depicting developmentally appropriate practice in action--in classrooms for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and primary grade children.
Trainer's set for workshops to show teachers how to teach nature to young children. Trainer's guide provides workshop planning and materials. Trainer's video contains real-life vignettes of the curriculum in action in the classroom.
Exploring Water with Young Children guides children's explorations to deepen their understanding of the physical science present in water. This full-color video contains real-life vignettes of the complete curriculum in action in the classroom.
Examines how children ages 4-8 years develop the ability to read and write. Beginning with drawing as a start in understanding symbolic meaning, children acquire literacy from exposure to words in context as much as from learning letters and sounds.
Nothing in human experience is quite so astonishing as the enormous changes that occur during the five short years that transform the newborn into the actively curious, exploring kindergartner. This video examines the work of Lev Vygotsky and Jean Piaget, illuminating the similarities and differences of their contributions to our understanding of the cognitive development of young children.
The fascinating interplay of genetic predispositions and experience in the development of the brain after birth is demonstrated in this film produced at the Brain Development Laboratory at the University of Oregon.
Paints a poignantly captivating, unflinching, and relevant portrait of the children of Stanton Elementary School in North Philadelphia, an inner-city neighborhood where 90% of the students live below the poverty line. As seen through the devoted and determined viewpoint of principal Deanna Burney, this shows Stanton as grossly underfunded, understaffed, and filled with children struggling to overcome their difficulties.
In these videos the viewer will see the kind of care needed for infants and toddlers to thrive in their child care settings. Contents: [Module 1.] Child centered curriculum (23 min.) -- [module 2.] Exploring and learning (25 min.) -- [module 3.] Sensory and art (29 min.) -- [module 4.] Keys to quality care (24 min.) -- [module 5.] Investing in caring relationships (24 min.) -- [module 6.] Promoting language and literacy (29 min).
Explore infant intelligence, information processing and memory. See the progression of infant communication from crying--to giggling--to euphoric babbling and their first words! Understand how language is learned and how caregivers can use infant-directed speech to foster cognitive development.
Examine the different stages of emotional development, and learn how children form attachments with people. Observe how personality and temperament affect an infant's social and emotional growth and how caregivers handle various situations.
Gives an overview of Dr. John Bowlby's therapeutic approach with attachment relationships and their impact on lives throughout the life cycle. Includes footage from an on-going longitudinal study, segments from therapy sessions, and discussions about Dr. Bowlby and attachment theory by his colleagues and his children.
Examines the emotional and legal aftermath of divorce, seeking to find out: What's best for the kids? Explores the pros and cons of joint physical custody, looks at efforts to reform how custody is decided in the current judicial system, and examines how divorce education programs are helping both parents and kids.
Learn how to incorporate literature and interactive reading into the classroom, discover how to promote children's awareness of print, and explore how to integrate literacy throughout the early childhood classroom.
Defines dyslexia, dyscalculia, attention deficit disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and shows how explicit, multisensory, systematic teaching based on language structure can be used to improve reading and math skills.
Features 30 video vignettes that show parents and children-- aged birth to 3 years-- interacting during playtime and everyday routines. These vignettes vividly capture how learning unfolds through loving interactions with parents and caregivers, and highlights the critical role that adults play in supporting children's healthy development.
We visit the Andes where Mayor Amilcar Huanchuari believes that stimulating children's brains early on can make for a more prosperous, and less violent, society. Early Life explores the arguments through the stories of young children and their families on four-different continents.
In recent years, there's been a dramatic increase in the number of children being diagnosed with serious psychiatric disorders and prescribed medications that are just beginning to be tested in children. The drugs can cause serious side effects, and virtually nothing is known about their long-term impact.
This two-volume series of 42 videos take viewers on a series of virtual "field trips" to laboratories in the U.S. and abroad. Here are actual experiments in children's learning, from the classic studies to the cutting edge, conducted by well-known researchers from a number of academic disciplines.
A century ago, Maria Montessori, Italy's first female physician, inspired an educational movement. Through what has come to be known as the Montessori method, children essentially teach themselves through sensory-rich and hands-on activities facilitated by instructors who focus on nurturing their students' efforts ...
From the time they are born, human beings are predisposed to learn and enjoy music. Children especially are open to it, and research increasingly has shown that exposure to music, and especially participation in making it, is invaluable in helping children's brains develop the "neural bridges" that make them stronger. This program explains why this is so and how experienced teachers use music to help children grow and learn.
Follows three children preparing to enter primary school in Chiang Mai, Thailand. But are their lives already set on different courses? Scientists suggest that how the brain develops in the first years of life may affect a child's ability to prosper at school.
Examines recent developments in neuroscience showing the plastic structure of a child's brain, and the potential to affect how children exercise and use their brains early in life, to become more fit and ready for lifelong learning.
Demonstrates that the energy and exploration of two year olds are means of learning about their bodies, minds and world around them. Shows children actively increasing physical abilities, making new mental connections, increasing their language skills and learning to deal with emotions and social situations.
Takes an entertaining look at the shark-infested waters surrounding the most prestigious nursery schools in the country. Features five Manhattan families during the year-long preschool application process, and also gains access into the school admissions departments themselves to reveal the behind-the-scenes antics of this intensely outrageous private school realm.
Combines archival footage of Dr. Jean Piaget with newly shot footage of Dr. Elkind conducting interviews with children of various ages. The film serves as an introduction to Piaget's work while presenting his current theories on developmental psychology.
Providing parents, caregivers and child care providers with information to help young children develop social, emotional and cognitive skills. Topics include conflict resolution, tantrums, separation anxiety and sharing.
Providing parents, caregivers and child care providers with information to help young children develop social, emotional and cognitive skills. Topics include literacy, language development, writing skills, science, math and more.
Providing parents, caregivers and child care providers with information to help young children develop social, emotional and cognitive skills. Topics include exercise, healthy eating, preventing obesity, sleep, diabetes, asthma, and more.
One in three children arrives in kindergarten unprepared for the challenges of school. A Place of Our Own responds to this need by providing parents and child care providers with information to help young children develop social, emotional and cognitive skills.
In this series parents learn how to use positive discipline techniques instead of more harmful practices to get the results they want. Viewers will see real-life parenting challenges and learn age-appropriate strategies that lead to non-violent resolutions.
Using footage of preschoolers in the classroom and interviews with teachers and caregivers, this program delivers a detailed overview of the cognitive development that takes place between the ages of three and five. It also gives suggestions for activities that foster cognitive development.
This program shows preschoolers engaged in activities that exemplify these physical advancements, and examines the importance of nutrition and sleep. It gives examples of activities that foster physical development, and provides observations from teachers about how this growth takes place.
Shows how preschoolers learn to play cooperatively, make friends, and express emotions. Presents concepts from developmental theorists, insight from current preschool educators, and provides strategies that can be used to foster social and emotional growth.
Reading Aloud inspires children and families to enjoy reading as a lifelong activity. Literacy experts and authors discuss ways to support reading aloud in school and at home. Hear about innovative programs including one in a Delaware prison where incarcerated mothers record books on audiotape to share with their children.
The roots of reading examines the miracle of teaching children to master a completely abstract system of sounds and symbols and offers concrete suggestions to parents, caregivers and teachers in teaching reading.
Sounds and symbols focuses on the two skills every child needs to crack the code of reading: phonemic awareness (understanding that words are made up of individual sounds) and phonics (learning the relationship between particular letters and their sounds).
Acclaimed actress Rita Moreno hosts Becoming Bilingual, a 30-minute PBS program that examines the challenges of teaching children to read in a new language. This new show visits schools and programs in six cities across the country to learn about the different ways schools are working to create bilingual readers.
This video provides helpful information about: The importance of communicating with your newborn, establishing reading routines, materials that prepare your child for reading and writing, activities to spark your child's interest in learning, the importance of quality childcare, incorporating literacy into everyday activities.
All teachers can learn to use the most basic musical instrument, the human voice, to accomplish instructional objectives. This program shows teachers successfully using singing in classroom activities for pre-school, kindergarten, and other early-year classes. It also explores why the combination of lyrics and melody work as a teaching modality.
Through documentary footage, teacher interviews and commentary from child-development experts, viewers will learn why more and more early childhood educators have come to recognize that teaching tolerance outright in the curriculum is as fundamental and far-reaching as teaching children how to read.
Features a three-part video series that examines various aspects of storytelling. Includes interviews with child educators Vivian Paley, Steve Elm, Petra Gonzales, Kristin Eno, Jackie Daily, Resa Metlock, and Tyanne Vazquez, who discuss specific educational outcomes of storytelling.
This video describes the wonderful benefits of preschool for children with special needs. The special education services that preschoolers are entitled to are explained by experts in the field along with experienced parents. Viewers will learn about the law "The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)" that entitles children to special education and how the law applies to preschool.
This module is an overview of theory in action. Theories include: cognitive, psychosexual, psychosocial, behaviorist, social learning, and sociocultural. The video explains the concept of the "whole child" and shows how theories tend to focus on only part. Examples are given of how one theory can contradict another. Theorists include: Piaget, Freud, Erickson, Gesell, Skinner, Vygotsky.
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 the theory of the mind and how toddlers come to understand how their actions can effect others. Examine how gender and temperament play a role in development. Observe toddlers interacting with family and peers as they develop attachments and social bonds.
By watching a dozen families in unique situations, Dr. Brazelton shows how and why children develop the way they do. The information in this video can help parents learn to carefully watch and understand their child's behavior and strengths, and thus meet the needs of their children during the crucial early years.
Documents students attending Gateway Academy, a private K-12 day school in Scottsdale, Arizona, specializing in Asperger syndrome, high-functioning Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorder. Includes interviews with students, their families and school personnel.
This program suggests that ethical issues are inseparable from the life of the classroom and the school. Documenting classroom life from kindergarten through high school, this program observes educators who have made values, a part of their curriculum. In the program, teachers are incorporating into their teaching such concepts as racial tolerance, non-violent conflict resolution, respect for diversity, the importance of doing work and the value of open discourse in the school community.
In this film, Vivian Gussin Paley talks about why she concentrates so much on issues of fairness. With the help of the children, she demonstrates that every child has a story to tell and a contribution to make to the classroom community -- even those children whose difficulties in communicating may lead them to behave in ways that many people might consider distracting or disruptive.
Demonstrates that pretend play is not an idle activity, but an essential arena for the child's intellectual, social, emotional and imaginative development. The program observes young children in play sequences that require planning negotiating collaborating, taking roles and developing narratives. In these sequences, children explore language and the imaginative 'as' if thinking that leads to advanced intellectual functioning.
Profiles the efforts of four schools in New York, California and New Jersey to introduce children to the natural world and to involve them, through outdoor play, class activities, and their own creative work, in a process of outdoor discovery.
For many children with disabilities, being involved in sports recreation and play can be a difficult challenge. This film highlights a variety of adapted and inclusive recreational activities that encourage involvement.