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Summary: Although children 7 to 12 still need their physical safety and health protected, they also require strong role models, boundaries, and positive feedback to develop fully. This video will take the viewer through two stages: (1) middle childhood, when children build on what they learned in early childhood, and (2) early adolescence, when children begin to undergo the changes associated with...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: For the newborn, the notion of coexistence-that there are others in their world with whom they can communicate-begins with crying. In this program, researchers and other experts join with parents to discuss the steps children go through in mastering their mother tongue. Topics include the process of cognition, a baby's ability to make use of body language and semiotic gestures, babbling as a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Why do some children give up on problems easily while others persevere? What makes a boy or girl afraid to try in the first place? This program studies the factors that help create a resilient personality and the reasons why some children back down from challenges. Visiting a group of 25 seven-year-olds, the film observes them with their parents and on their own as they undertake practical...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: As children begin school and other new experiences, what happens to the values, behavior, and expectations they have learned at home? Why do so many young people follow the crowd? And when does conformity become a bad thing? This program explores those questions, visiting a group of 25 seven-year-olds who are learning to cope with peer groups and situations. Children and parents are given tasks...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: This program follows the social development of two young children, Max and Ellie, from the ages of two to five. Examples of multiple attachment, language development, imitation and identification, cooperative play, self-awareness, gender identification, and social conformity are captured on film and clearly identified with onscreen labels as the children broaden their awareness of the world...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: If a teenager is psychologically resilient, he or she has the ability to "bounce back" after something negative happens. This program explains how young adults can develop that resilience, increasing the likelihood that they'll recover from adolescent stresses and crises without developing deep or lasting psychological problems. A case study of a traumatized young woman who turned to drugs as a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Why do boys underachieve? How does celebrity culture influence the self-esteem of young girls? In an atmosphere dominated by sex and consumerism, are children growing up too quickly? This program addresses those issues, reporting on a group of 25 eight-year-olds as they adjust to gender roles and expectations. Nathan's parents have gone all out to make sure he grows up without stereotypes-but...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Sometimes even the smallest step can be the culmination of an epic journey. This program analyzes the long, painful, and ultimately euphoric struggle a child undergoes to roll, sit up, crawl, fumble around aided by furniture, and finally take one giant leap for humankind. Enthralling footage of adventurous, rapidly developing babies shows how they build muscle power and coordination, practice...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Good communication skills are often forgotten when the person one is talking with is too young to respond equally, frequently resulting in frustration on both sides of the conversation. This program presents specific techniques to improve communication skills with preschool children. Parents share what works for them and what does not, while experts in early childhood development offer insights...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: How and why do humans learn new things? Why are we stronger in some skills than others? At what age do we learn most quickly, and how can we improve our learning capacity? This program studies the knowledge-building process that typically occurs in childhood by observing 25 six-year-olds as they adapt to the challenges of their surroundings. Focusing on seven key areas in which learning takes...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Experts agree that the ways in which we develop in childhood have a strong effect on our later lives. This video depicts child development from the ages of 4 to 6, the years in which a child practices and fine-tunes motor skills and coordination, tests physical abilities, and experiences the onset of demanding physical, emotional, and social changes and challenges. Included is the first year of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: From the very first moment after birth, babies can see, hear, smell, and taste-and, just as quickly, they begin putting these senses to work. This program depicts several newborns interacting with their surroundings and relying upon simple yet deeply ingrained survival strategies. Intimate, awe-inspiring scenes of these strategies in action show how brand-new infants prefer to look at faces and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Although children with birth disorders face special hurdles as they grow, today's parents of challenged or disabled children should be able to benefit from a variety of resources and support systems. This program depicts the difficulties and uncertainties of a couple whose first child was born with Down syndrome. Now expecting their second baby, the family undergoes increased stress as their...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: In the course of the first five birthdays, a child moves from being physically helpless to virtual mastery of the large and small motor skills. This program spotlights children at each stage of physical development between birth and five years of age. A pediatrician and a child development specialist describe what occurs during those formative years.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: For a child, play is serious fun. This program will help parents, teachers, caregivers, and students understand the complex functions of play. The relationship to objects, whether toys or everyday things, is explored through dozens of scenes of children interacting in classic situations. Discussion by experts and parents and video footage of children at play offer insights into games of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: The changes that occur during this pivotal time when intellectual development is closely accompanied by increasingly independent social activity and expectations.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Even a single day can bring changes in what a new baby can do. This informative program offers parents and caregivers ways in which to monitor a child's intellectual growth within a wide range of normal activity. A child development specialist, a pediatrician, and a parent explain what is going on in a baby's young brain and what can be expected to happen over the first five years of life.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: An overview of all stages of embryonic and fetal development, from fertilization to birth. Prenatal testing is also explored.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Investigates the development of individuality and gross motor skills along with the first stages of socialization and self-awareness.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: As the number of two-earner families continues to rise, the demand for daycare is increasing. Filmed at a nursery, this three-section program discusses some of the possible impacts of daycare on children's long-term development. Parents, caregivers, and psychology experts express their views about the effects of daycare on attachment; about children's emotional, cognitive, and social...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Holding hands with a child is one of the great pleasures of parenting-but it's also a manifestation of key steps in infant and toddler development. This program looks at the growth of manipulative skills in childhood, from a newborn's primitive grasp to the creative tool-use of a two-year-old. Viewers gain an understanding of how babies learn to pick up objects, drop or release them, and use...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Sometime during the close of the 20th century, free play vanished from the lives of American children. Today, a riptide of structured, highly competitive activities fills their waking hours, heightened by parental ambition and anxiety. This program examines the world of scheduled play-dates and ultra-organized sports, searching out the causes and implications of the hyper-managed childhood....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Brothers, sisters, best friends, worst enemies-childhood is a world of constantly shifting alliances, but somehow it also produces lasting emotional bonds. This program looks at the challenges young children face as they cultivate one of the most tricky human skills of all: getting along with other people. Viewers are given insight into childhood social development as the video addresses a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: In her youth, Barbara Arrowsmith struggled with a severe learning dysfunction-until she designed a self-improvement regimen aimed at strengthening areas of her brain. This film profiles Arrowsmith, takes viewers inside the school she founded, and follows the progress of four cognitively challenged students enrolled there. Psychology and special education experts articulate diverging opinions of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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