MIDDLE CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT SERIES (3 Programs)

Designed primarily for teachers, this comprehensive series consists of the following three programs:

PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
Between ages 6 and 12 children's bodies grow and mature in significant ways. They gain body awareness and develop new gross and find motor skills. This is also a pivotal stage where injury, illness, and the increase of childhood obesity are common. This detailed, well-organized program presents educator insights, pertinent vocabulary, statistics, and classroom strategies for fostering healthy physical development. 22 minutes

Learn:
* Ways to encourage healthy physical development.
* Gross and fine motor milestones.
* How technology affects physical growth.
* Why childhood obesity and asthma are on the rise.
* Why accidental injuries are of serious concern at this stage.
* The importance of nutrition and the proper amount of sleep.
* Physical challenges that some children have.

COGNITIVE AND LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Between ages 6 and 12, children's minds expand in knowledge and understanding as their thinking becomes more logical and organized. They develop concrete operational thinking, and make substantial advancements in language development. This program presents educator insights and observations, pertinent vocabulary, statistics, and classroom strategies relating to the many aspects of cognitive and language development that children experience in this stage. 25 minutes

Learn:
* Strategies to foster strong cognitive development.
* Characteristics of concrete operational thinking.
* Advancements in language development.
* How intelligence is measured.
* Stages of reading and writing development.
* Methods used in bilingual education.
* The role memory plays.
* Strategies for teaching children with exceptional conditions.

SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Between ages 6 and 12, children develop many of the social skills they'll use through adulthood. They form self-concepts and self-esteem, build new kinds of relationships, and begin to regulate more of their own behavior. This program presents educator insights and observations, pertinent vocabulary, statistics, and classroom strategies relating to the many aspects of social and emotional development that children experience in this stage. 24 minutes

Learn:
* Methods that build positive social and emotional development.
* The difference between self-concept and self-esteem.
* How self-esteem can become a cycle of evaluation and behavior.
* The stages of friendship.
* Why parents and children develop a state of co-regulation.
* How bullying can be addressed in schools.

***Each program is Closed Captioned and includes Teaching Guide

#12012/11202008 $369.95 *CC



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