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NaturePlay: Take Childhood Back

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Examines the differences between Scandinavia's nature-based education system which focuses on play, exploration, and innovation, and the test-driven culture of the American education system and its effect on children.
DVD
2016
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Up Series

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In 1964 Michael Apted interviewed a group of seven year old children from diverse backgrounds from all over England, asking them about their lives and their dreams for the future. Every seven years, Apted has been back to talk to the same subjects.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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School's Out: Lessons From a Forest Kindergarten

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"In the Swiss town of Langnau am Albis, children ages 4-7 go to kindergarten in the forest every day, rain or shine, snow or sleet. As kindergarten around the world becomes more and more academic, this powerful documentary film explores the development of social and cognitive skills through outdoor play and the magic of children's creativity in nature. School's out will remind you of what childhood is all about."--Container.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Baby Human 2

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Imagine being thrust into a world where you cannot speak, movements are limited and in order to survive you must unravel the meaning behind a maze of sights and sounds. This is the world of a baby. Takes a look inside the mind of a baby, revealing how they think, communicate and observe. It's an incredible journey that each of us has taken, but which none of us remembers. Get a carpet-and-crib-eye view of what it means to be a baby.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Character Education: Restoring Respect and Responsibility in Our Schools

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"Provides a comprehensive model for values and character education in our nation's schools. Specific classroom strategies, as well as school wide approaches, are outlined in a clear and forceful fashion"--Container.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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The Baby Human

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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?
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Psychosocial Development

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Discusses tasks which are crucial to a preschooler's emotional and social development. Explains stages of preschool children as described by Erikson and Rene Spitz. Discusses self-awareness, self-esteem, sexuality, and attachment, and advises caregivers on topics such as discipline and sibling rivalry.
VHS
1992
Ivy (By Request)
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Childhood

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Presents an insightful and richly textured examination of the various influences that shape us as individuals and as members of the families and societies in which we are raised. Through the observation of 12 families on 5 continents, the series looks at childhood from a number of perspectives--personal, scientific, historical, and cultural. Includes documentary sequences, provocative historic films, and vivid clinical illustrations with on-screen commentary by experts.
VHS
1991
Ivy (By Request)
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Être et Avoir: To Be and to Have

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At the center of this intimate and touching story is Georges Lopez - a remarkably devoted teacher responsible for nurturing a dozen children ages 3-11 in all their school subjects and life's lessons. Demonstrates how a teacher, if well trained, dedicated and sensitive to a child's educational and emotional needs, can hugely influence a generation of children at their most critical time of development.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Scaffolding: Self-Regulated Learning in the Primary Grades

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Demonstrates methods for teaching young children to self-regulate their learning and how to develop learning skills. Based on the teachings of Lev Vygotsky.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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The Whole Child Creativity and Play: A Caregiver's Guide to the First Five Years

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This video series teaches the latest in the fields of child development and childcare for the critical years form birth to the age of five. Part 11 focuses the relationship of creativity to self-worth and self-expression.
VHS
1997
Ivy (By Request)
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Vygotsky's Developmental Theory: An Introduction

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Presents Lev Vygotsky's early childhood learning theories and demonstrates them in classrooms. Development, according to Vygotsky, cannot be separated from its social context: it is misleading to evaluate children only on what they accomplish independently.
VHS
1994
Ivy (By Request)
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Early Childhood Cognitive Development: Weighing the Evidence

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Deoes early brain stimulation really build a better baby? ABC News interviews experts on the subject and provides a thoughtful discussion among experts in the field.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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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 individuals and see what motivates them. Watching them closely, it is evident that five year olds are capable of fantastic self-directed play that supports their development. All the prime and specific areas of the revised EYFS are in evidence, showing the real breadth of learning that is taking place in the play. The teacher provides an enabling environment that supports their creativity, collaboration and independence. She honors their play, sometimes by engaging with it and sometimes by not getting in the way of it. She gives them time to respond to s [...]
Online
2014; 2012
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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 of pretend play. Sequences show learning taking place in all major areas, physical, cognitive, language, social, emotional and creative. There is also a good opportunity for discussion of gender issues. This video includes the following scenarios: Isobelle cleans up: 20 months, Angus feeds dolly: 20 months, Joanne's tea party: 2. 5 years, The dancing class: 3 year olds, Harley gets dinner: 4 yrs, Mums and dads: 3. 5 and 4 yrs, Cats and dogs: 3. 5 and 4 yrs, Gladiators: 4 and 5. 5 yrs, The factory office: 3. 5 and 4 yrs, Orphans [...]
Online
2014; 2001
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Piaget's Developmental Theory: Conservation

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Demonstrates pre-operational, concrete and formal operations of conservation tasks.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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Piaget's Developmental Theory: The Growth of Intelligence in the Pre-School Years

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Traces the intellectual development of children three to five years of age to illustrate Piaget's theories of child growth and development.
VHS
2003
Ivy (By Request)
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Jean Piaget: Memory and Intelligence

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Piaget's presentation of his new work on memory and intelligence at a conference on preschool education in Kyoto, Japan.
VHS
1971
Ivy (By Request)
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It's the Little Things [electronic resource]

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Dr. Hendrick emphasizes beneficial ways of carrying out routines so they foster emotional health and stability in children. Case studies demonstrate the necessity for well-ordered and predictable environments at mealtimes, nap times, when toileting, and on arrivals and departures.
Online
1997
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By Leaps and Bounds [electronic resource]

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Surveys children's physical development, including large and fine motor development and perceptual motor skills. Provides a framework for planning a comprehensive range of activities that support the full physical development of each child.
Online
1997