PRESCHOOLERS SERIES (3 Programs)

This comprehensive series includes the following three programs:

PRESCHOOLERS PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT
From the ages of two to five, preschoolers reach developmental milestones with endless energy and increasing physical coordination. This detailed, entertaining and informative look into the world of preschoolers shows them engaged in activities that exemplify the extraordinary physical advancements that children make at this age. Teachers and caregivers also share their first-hand observations of how this development takes place.

Viewers will learn the physical characteristics of preschoolers, how gross and fine motor skills are developed and the physical milestones that most children reach during this stage. We also take a look at the natural activities children are drawn to which help their physical development and strategies to encourage these activities. This film also covers the physical challenges that some children have, activity modifications to help children with physical challenges and why good nutrition and the proper amount of sleep are crucial at this age. 21 minutes.

PRESCHOOLERS COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT
It is simply fascinating to observe how preschoolers begin to use language, mental imagery and symbolic thinking; think of past and future events; and think about their own thinking. Children start to clearly express themselves and grasp sophisticated mental activities, including emotion, motivation, intention and memory. Using footage of preschoolers in the classroom, dynamic graphics 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.

This program shows how the brain grows neural bridges and strengthens a child’s intellect, widely studied developmental theories of cognitive development and how to encourage it and characteristics of preoperational thought. Also covered are areas of language development, how children use symbolic thought and how "theory of the mind" helps preschoolers understand what the mind is and how it works. We also demonstrate teaching methods to guide preschoolers to higher-order thinking skills. 24 minutes.

PRESCHOOLERS SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Preschoolers are creative, curious and active experimenters that learn about themselves and their world as they take on new roles outside of their homes and families. In their interactions with peers, children commonly show kindness and compassion and sometimes can become frustrated, have squabbles and even exhibit aggressive behavior.

Viewers will learn: The skill set that makes up social and emotional development; the value of encouraging creativity and risk taking; activities that foster initiative and positive self-esteem; how culture and gender affect development; levels of social participation; examples of pro-social and antisocial behaviors and ways caregivers can develop skills.
23 minutes.

*Each program is Closed Captioned and Includes PDF Teaching Guide

#12013/11202008 $299.95 *CC



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