Infants' brains are actively developing with everything they experience. Examine how newborns fit into the sensorimotor stage - tracing cognitive development from simple reflexes to beginnings of thought. Explore infant intelligence, information processing and memory. See the progression of infant communication from crying--to giggling--to euphoric babbling and their first words! Understand how language is learned and how caregivers can use infant-directed speech to foster cognitive development.
Watch our cast of infants begin to explore their world and reach different milestones along the way. Learn how a baby's brain develops and what activities help stimulate healthy brain growth. Also learn the importance of proper nutrition and sleep in the first year. See how infants rely on their innate reflexes and how gross and fine motor skills emerge in typically developing children as well as those with challenging conditions.
In the first year of life, infants express a range of emotions - from faces of distress to spontaneous laughter. Watch as they begin to distinguish the expressions of others and mimic them as well. Examine the different stages of emotional development, and learn how children form attachments with people. Observe how personality and temperament affect an infant's social and emotional growth and how caregivers handle various situations.
Location: Streaming (McIntyre Media) & DVD available
Publication Date: 2009
Everyday a toddler's mind is filled with new information. Their vocabulary expands as they correctly name people and objects. They try out, and learn from, cause and effect experiments. Examine how brain cells are structured to connect and retain what a child learns. Explore theories of cognitive development and see the process toddlers go through as they learn language. Observe toddlers as they engage in activities that foster memory and the retrieval of information.
After about a year of life, when a child consistently -- and independently --gets from point A to B on her own two feet, she's made the initial transition to toddler. Learn about the physical characteristics of toddlers, and how gross and fine motor skills are developed. Understand the milestones children achieve at this age by observing toddlers in learning centres and at home. Hear from the experts about nutrition, sleep, toilet training, and developmental differences among toddlers.
From raging tantrums to fits of giggles, it's no secret that toddlers are skilled at expressing their emotions. One minute they anger a friend, the next they comfort the same child. Learn about the theory of the mind and how toddlers come to understand how their actions can effect others. Examine how gender and temperament play a role in development. Observe toddlers interacting with family and peers as they develop attachments and social bonds.
This video is designed to help parents of infants and toddlers prevent common childhood injuries. Practical tips on home safety and powerful interviews with new parents give a strong message about keeping children safe.
Location: Streaming (McIntyre Media) and DVD available
Publication Date: 2012
Observation is a learned skill. Classroom Clips PLUS! enables students to identify subtle movements often missed by unseasoned observers. Sixteen chaptered video clips show preschoolers engaged in the cognitive milestones typical for their age.
Observe, discuss, analyze! Observation is a learned skill. Classroom Clips PLUS! enables students to identify subtle movements often missed by unseasoned observers. Sixteen chaptered video clips show preschoolers engaged in the social & emotional milestones typical for their age.
How do people develop morals? What helps children distinguish right from wrong? Explore the topic of moral development and how it impacts children's behaviour. Examine the approaches of development theorists and learn about Theory of Mind. Hear children's reactions to situations that challenge their morals. Expert interviews help explain how and why children develop as they do as well as stress why fostering moral development is crucial
A pioneer in research on play, Dr. Stuart Brown says humour, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults -- and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age.
"According to child behaviour experts, one in three people abused as a child will also use physical force on her or his own children. This edition of Primetime spotlights three primary caregivers of one or more young children -- a 63-year-old grandmother, a 36-year-old mother, and a 29-year-old father -- who are hoping to beat those odds by taking part in a mentoring program for at-risk caregivers called Parent Aide. The people in this video are filmed at their worst -- and also at their best as they begin to apply the new behaviour-modification techniques to the children's actions as well as their own. ...