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Development Videos

Ages of Infancy: Caring for Young, Mobile and Older Infants
26 minutes 

This video divides infancy into three different stages of development: For the young infant, security is the focus; for the mobile infant, it is exploration; for the older infant, it is the quest for identity.

Baby Speech
(2001) 40 minutes 

Baby Speech will teach you simple techniques and strategies to use with your child. These tools will enhance your child's language skills and help lay the foundation for successful communication. Remember! Language is essential in helping children think, reason, increase social skills and communicate their wants and needs. Make a difference in your child's early development - Learn Baby Speech!

Building Blocks 3: Ages and Stages: Knowing What to Expect and When
(1996) 20 minutes (Age 2-5)

Building Blocks Parenting Series (Tape 3 of 5) Objectives: To illustrate the phases of physical and cognitive development in preschoolers. To advise parents on bedtime do's and don'ts. To teach safety guidelines for preschoolers. To coach parents on how and when to give praise. To explain methods for potty training. To educate parents on how to help cultivate independence.

Childhood I - The Infant Child (4 weeks to 18 months)
(1991) 90 minutes (Age: 4 wk-18 mo)

This video is part of an enlightening program that outlines normal growth and development as well as common problems through the use of dramatization and documentary techniques. Questions on nutrition, safety, immunizations, and the growing problem of abuse are addressed.

Children Learning Language: How Adults Can Help
24 minutes 

Guides viewers along the journey from babbling to complex sentences. Touches on how to read to a child so the book becomes a creative conversation; how to turn everyday activities like getting dressed and going shopping into wonderful opportunities for language growth and how to correct language errors without discouraging kids from trying.

Developing Minds - A Student Profile
(2002) 27 minutes 

This video shows children and early adolescents struggling with learning problems and explores a systematic process for understanding and managing learning strengths and weaknesses. In this video, viewers will see parents, educators and students collaborate to gather information and develop an educational plan to address differences in learning. Viewers will also follow one student through the process of specifying and understanding his learning difficulties and discovering specific strategies to help address them. Throughout, Dr. Levine, other experts, teachers, parents and students themselves demonstrate the importance of understanding and addressing differences in learning.

Developing Minds - Attention
(2002) 45 minutes 

This video is about the problems that many students face with attention and offers practical strategies that parents and teachers can use to help all children improve their attention. Viewers will gain insights into students' difficulties and learn how problems with attention can become roadblocks to success in school.

Developing Minds - Behavioral Complications
(2002) 45 minutes 

This video offers practical strategies that teachers and parents can use to help children manage inappropriate behaviors such as acting out, anger and aggression and difficulties with social skills - all behaviors that can interfere with academic and social success.

Developing Minds - General Strategies for Teachers
(2002) 45 minutes 

This video shows children and early adolescents struggling with learning problems and explores a systematic process for understanding and managing a student's learning strengths and weaknesses with a focus on ways in which teachers can help their students be more successful at learning.

Developing Minds - Getting Organized / Work Habits
(2002) 45 minutes 

This video shows children and early adolescents in classroom and home situations struggling to organize their work and activities and explores becoming better organized and having good work habits. It focuses on common organizational problems that many students face - including difficulty planning tasks and managing time and materials - and offers practical strategies that teachers and parents can use to help children.

Developing Minds - Getting Thoughts on Paper
(2002) 45 minutes 

This video shows children and early adolescents in classroom and home situations struggling to write and explores the process of writing, common problems that many students face and practical strategies that teachers and parents can use to help children become better writers.

Developing Minds - Introduction for Parents
(2002) 45 minutes 

This video introduces parents to the components of the complete Developing Minds library and should be previewed to become familiar with the entire collection.

Developing Minds - Introduction for Teachers
(2002) 45 minutes 

This video introduces teachers to the components of the complete Developing Minds library and should be previewed to become familiar with the entire collection.

Developing Minds - Mastering the Challenge of Reading
(2002) 45 minutes 

This video shows children struggling with one or more reading subskills: decoding, comprehension and reading retention. Viewers will gain insights into the reading process and common reading problems that many students face and how they relate to breakdowns in such key areas of brain function as attention, memory and language.

Developing Minds - Memory
(2002) 45 minutes 

This video shows children and early adolescents struggling and succeeding with one or more aspects of memory: short-term memory, active working memory and long-term memory, and explores memory and the vital role it plays in student's learning and school performance. Learning is examined as an interaction between memory and understanding. Highlighted throughout the video are many ways that poor memory function can impede learning.

Developing Minds - Spatial Ordering
(2002) 45 minutes 

This video shows children struggling in one or more functions of spatial ordering: spatial awareness, spatial perception, spatial memory, spatial output, materials management and higher spatial thinking, and explores spatial ordering - or how the mind manages information that is presented in a configuration or pattern.

Developing Minds - Student Output: Producing, Performing and Communicating
(2002) 45 minutes 

This video is about student output, or how students express themselves in speaking, writing and physical activities. It shows children struggling to express themselves in classroom and home situations and focuses on common problems that many students face when asked to produce work, communicate their thoughts or perform in physical activities.

Developing Minds - Temporal-Sequential Ordering
(2002) 45 minutes 

This video shows students struggling in one or more areas of temporal-sequential ordering: sequential awareness, sequential perception, sequential memory, sequential output, time management and higher sequential thinking, and explores temporal-sequential ordering - or how the mind deals with the order of tasks or events.

Developing Minds - Understanding
(2002) 45 minutes 

This video surveys common modes of understanding - including how students learn through language, interpret nonverbal and spatial information and form concepts and portray ideas in their minds.

Developing Minds - Video Library Overview
(2002) 13 minutes 

This video introduces users to the components of the complete Developing Minds library and should be previewed to become familiar with the entire collection. The video includes a visual table of contents and introduces viewers to the philosophy and conceptual framework of Dr. Mel Levine, developmental-behavioral pediatrician, professor and author, and his colleagues at the All Kinds of Minds Institute. Dr. Levine's approach explores the relationship between learning and key brain functions such as attention, memory, language, neuromotor functions, social cognition, temporal-sequential ordering, spatial ordering and higher order cognition.

Discoveries of Infancy: Cognitive Development and Learning
32 minutes 

Infants begin learning through simple sensorimotor experiences and move toward figuring things out in their heads. This video explores the constant quest for knowledge of infants and toddlers. It depicts six major kinds of discoveries children make in the first three years of life and offers guidelines on how to support early learning.

Early Socialization: From Birth to Age Two
(1999) 23 minutes 

Life outside the womb requires an ability to interact with others right from day one. This informative program clinically tracks the social development of two young children. Video footage taken during their first 24 months demonstrates their progress from awareness and bonding; to communication by vocalization, facial expression, and body language; to attachment to key adults; to parallel play, sharing with peers, and the rudiments of negotiation.

Food for Thought
14 minutes 

This video explains the vital link between reading, brain development, and intelligence. Multicultural images of children and adults make it clear that the more we read to and interact with children, the greater the positive impact on their future. Great for teacher training and parent meetings.

I Am Your Child - The First Years Last Forever
(1997) 29 minutes 

Includes information on: Bonding and attachment, Self-esteem, Communication, Childcare, Health and nutrition, Self-awareness, and Discipline. Hosted by Rob Reiner. Also in Spanish.

Infancy: Beginnings in Cognition and Language (The Developing Child series)
(1991) 29 minutes (Ages: B-2)

The young infant uses both sensory and perceptive capabilities for early learning. The student of infant development will marvel at the astounding and rapid progression of the first year of cognitive development shown on this video.

Infancy: Early Relationships (The Developing Child series)
(1991) 19 minutes (Ages: B-2)

The essential base of trust develops in the early relationship of love and nurturing, holding and stroking, nourishment and care. The viewer observes the development of trust; mutuality; bonding and attachment; stranger anxiety and separation anxiety; growth failure; including quality care for infants.

Infant Curriculum: Great Explorations
(1993) 20 minutes 

This exciting program focuses on stages of development from birth through 15 months, individual temperament and style, shaping the environment, and using routines to support an infant's explorations.

Language Development (The Developing Child series)
(1993) 32 minutes 

The functions of language and literacy (reading and writing) from infancy through adolescence. The role of the adult in supporting language and literacy development. Social and cultural factors in language learning and usage. Ages: 1-5

Misunderstood Minds
(2002) 90 minutes 

Follow the compelling personal stories of five children and their families, struggling with learning differences, in this remarkable documentary. As parents, educators, and other professionals help the kids better understand their learning profiles, they gain strategies and solutions that lead toward success both in and out of the classroom.

Moral Development I - Concept & Theory
(1998) 29 minutes (Ages: 1-5)

Moral Development I explains the concept of morality and defines key terms such as moral code, moral judgment, and moral intelligence. Using live action video examples and interviews, we help the viewer understand the complexities of helping young people develop a sense of "right" and "wrong". Ages: 1-5

Moral Development II - Learning to be Moral
(1998) 29 minutes (Ages: 1-5)

Moral Development II describes the emergence of moral behavior from early infancy through adolescence. Emphasis is placed upon developing a detailed understanding of how moral development is nurtured and stimulated. Ages: 1-5

Preschoolers: Beginnings in Cognition
(1994) 28 minutes 

Between the ages of 3 and 6, the chubby toddler becomes the longer, leaner preschooler. Improved gross and fine motor control and coordination enable the child to tackle a variety of activities with greater skill and success. Gross and fine motor skills; Perceptual development; Ways of learning and characteristics of preschool thinking; New uses of language.

Seeing Infants with New Eyes
26 minutes 

Magda Gerber's exemplary program dramatically illustrates how adult interactions with infants can make a difference.

Sensory Play: Constructing Realities
(1994) 18 minutes 

Examines how a child's First-hand sensory experience contributes to overall development. Sensory play is a natural and concrete means of supporting each child's individual learning style.

Simple Beginnings? Child Development From Birth to Age Five
(1996) 24 minutes 

This program explores the period of child development from birth to age 5, providing an overview of several key topics in developmental psychology. The program features three experiments, which display early abilities of infants to recognize rules, faces, and biological motion. The program goes on to explore the parents' role in structuring infants' learning.

Soy Tu Hijo - Los Primeros Anos Marcan Para Siempre

Los Primeros A´┐Żos Marcan para Siempre (The First Years Last Forever) helps new parents understand the importance of the first three years of life in the healthy development of their children. It summarizes the latest brain research and gives parents specific tips on how to build stronger bonds with their babies. It covers a wide range of parenting topics including bonding and attachment; communication; discipline; self-esteem; health and nutrition; and child care. Spanish language version.

The Newborn: Development and Discovery
(1996) 29 minutes (Ages: B-1)

Addresses the newborn baby and its developmental needs. Development and Discovery covers neonatal tests and assessments that determine the state of motor, reflex and sensory systems, and expands into cognitive and social skill development. Other issues, such as breast versus bottle-feeding, and the cause and care, of the high-risk infants, are examined.

Toddlerhood: Social and Emotional Development
(1992) 29 minutes 

Unsurpassed depiction of the turbulent times of toddlerhood. Insights from this video on significant issues in autonomy and independence; eating, toileting and sleeping; separation and relationships with parents provides support for all those concerned with this exciting age.

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