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The Whole Child: A Caregiver's Guide to the First Five Years
 

A video instructional series in early childhood development for college and high school classrooms, caregivers, and parents; 13 half-hour video programs and coordinated books

Now on DVD

This video series gives you the latest information about child development and childcare for the critical years from birth to the age of five. Taped at working childcare centers with real caregivers and children, the programs teach you about children's physical, emotional, and cognitive development. You'll learn practical developmental activities and techniques to use in difficult situations. Series host Joanne Hendrick, author of the accompanying textbook, presents comprehensive information about child-development theory in a down-to-earth, accessible manner. This series was filmed on location in urban and suburban preschools, university childcare centers, Head Start classrooms, and in-home programs.

Produced by Detroit Public Television (WTVS) in association with the Merrill-Palmer Institute of Wayne State University. 1998.

Closed Caption     marc record    ISBN: 1-55946-987-0
Real child care centers in action
Real child care centers in action

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VOD1. It's the Little Things
The importance of a well-ordered and predictable environment.

VOD2. By Leaps and Bounds
Physical development and appropriate developmental activities, good health practices, and environmental safety.

VOD3. Babies Are Children, Too
The special concerns when caring for infants in groups and the importance of nurturing care.

VOD4. Dealing With Feelings
Activities that promote emotional health in family relations, self-expression, and dealing with frustration and stress.

VOD5. I'm Glad I'm Me
Recognizing children's accomplishments and offering opportunities for individual choice.

VOD6. Listening to Families
Ways to help families deal with everyday problems and life crises.

VOD7. Everybody's Special
Working with children who have special educational needs.

VOD8. Getting Along Together
Childhood social development and ways to enhance a child's social competence.

VOD9. Building Inner Controls
Guiding children in controlling themselves and finding acceptable ways to express their aggressive feelings.

VOD10. Respecting Diversity
How prejudice develops and how to respect cultural differences.

VOD11. Creativity and Play
The relationship of creativity to self-worth and self-expression.

VOD12. Let's Talk About It
The process of language acquisition and methods for increasing language competence.

VOD13. Growing Minds
Two approaches to developing mental ability: the conventional approach and what is currently known as emergent curriculum.

 

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