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Part of the Series: Early Childhood Education
We have always wanted all children to read and write fluently. But with our growing dependence on computer based communication and the return of public interest in early schooling, much attention is being paid to the attainment of literacy. Fortunately, some of this interest has resulted in careful research into…
Nourishing Language Development in Early Childhood
Part of the Series: Early Childhood Education
Using vignettes filmed at an exemplary children's center, students are introduced to the vocabulary of language studies. Dr. Honig describes the development of spoken language in infancy, toddlerhood and early childhood. She details strategies caregivers should use to nourish language development during the early stages of language acquisition. The video…
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Guiding Behaviour In Early Childhood
GUIDING BEHAVIOUR IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (A POSITIVE PLAN FOR DISCIPLINE & CAREGIVING) - Despite their best moments, toddlers and preschoolers often behave in ways that frustrate their parents and caregivers, and even endanger their own safety. They are not intentionally being "bad", but how can we guide them in a…
The Growing Years: Conception to Childhood
Part of the Series: Inside Out Series
With the microscopic union of sperm and egg, the delicate process of human development begins. From conception to infancy and childhood, this lesson examines the physical, cognitive, and social changes during the early stages of life. Developmental psychologists debate findings from the Yale Infant Cognition Lab that asserts babies' abilities…
Parenthood: Early Adulthood
Parenthood is both rewarding and challenging. How do young adults adjust to these responsibilities? What are the common myths and misconceptions our society holds about parenting, and what are the truths? And what about the concerns and needs of those who are step-, foster or adoptive parents? We address all…
Early Child Care & Education: Meeting the Needs of Children
Part of the Series: Meeting the Needs of Children
There are more choices for early child care and education these days than ever before. But an increase in number doesn't always imply an increase in quality. How can parents make sure they're choosing the right program for their own child? This video explores the many different kinds of child…
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…
Social and Emotional Development
Part of the Series: Middle Childhood
This program looks at the development of the 'sense of self' in middle childhood. It covers social cognition, the impact of family relationships on social and emotional development, before and after school childcare, the formation and function of the peer group and the role of the school.
Cognitive & Language Development
Part of the Series: Middle Childhood
In this video Piaget's theory of concrete operational development is looked at. It details information processing, cognitive advances and language development. How the school and parents function in respect to the classroom, bilingual education and IQ and achievement tests are also discussed.
Adolescence Social And Emotional Development
Part of the Series: Adolescence
The search for identity is one of the major tasks of life, and it begins in earnest, during adolescence. This program explores some of the factors that influence a teenager's developing identity. Relationships with parents, the parenting styles and values they have been raised with, the opinions and experiences of…
Physical Development
Part of the Series: Middle Childhood
This program looks at the physical changes that take place between the ages of 6 and 12 years. It covers the development of large and small motor skills, conditions that disrupt growth and development, effects of influences such as poverty and the role schools play in the physical health of…