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Learning Moments CD - Learning Through Play: Age 0 - 3 Years

ITEM #: 5500340

These CDs can be used on PC or Mac platform.

Permission is granted for use of the CD by one individual program director, trainer, or college educator presenting the material in an in-person setting.

For use online or by multiple individuals in one organization (including large early childhood organizations, colleges, and other training institutions), please email requests to [email protected].

This Learning Moments CD (for use on a computer) presents real-life video files that are the perfect compliment to workshops, lectures, and online courses on how young children learn through play. These video clips make general principles of child development and early education come to life by revealing children's natural process of discovery, invention, and learning.

"A 10-month old infant learns about the limits of support by placing a ball on a platform and then carefully moving it to the edge to watch it fall."

In the clips on this CD you will see how children playfully engage in the world. As they pursue the things that capture their interest, the children organize their actions and invent strategies for testing their hypotheses. You will observe how self-defined goals arise fluidly from the rhythm of young children's play and see how young children apply their increasing knowledge in pursuit of these goals. These clips also allow you to see how children begin to share their knowledge with others and in doing so, reflect upon the effectiveness of their gestures and words.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Infants Explore the Harp
    Runtime 3:34
    Notice how the features of an object invite an infant to carry out a particular action. What strategies might you model to help the infant learn to relate to the object in a new way?
  • First-Time Friends
    Runtime 1:07
    What other ways do you notice Justin relating to Conner? Is their interaction social or non-social? Does Justin expect Conner to reciprocate? Does Conner understand Justin's efforts as social advances?
  • Self-Regulation During Year One
    Runtime 4:09
    What events cause children to carry out their own investigations? How do they use their knowledge to make something happen?
  • Rocking Horse Rumble
    Runtime 3:07
    Why is Jacob attracted to Ella's rocking horse? What makes a young child's preference for one object reasonable? What strategies do the children use to both compromise and possess; to distract as well as resist; and to play alone as well as share a common toy?
  • Siblings in the Sandbox
    Runtime 3:51
    How does one sister's action elicit something similar from the other? When do the sisters carry out the same action using different objects? When do they use the same object to carry out different actions?
  • Beyond the Five Senses
    Runtime 2:35
    What does it mean for something to be sticky? What can I do with sticky? How can I have fun with sticky?
  • Ben Shoots Pool
    Runtime 2:12
    What materials in your classroom offer children rich opportunities for invention and open-ended problem solving?
  • How Spaces Support Social Play
    Runtime 2:13
    How might the rules of the game be different if the space did not have these bounding events, the interesting actions at the end points of each run?
  • Children Read the Quality of Gestures
    Runtime 3:21
    Look for instances when your children are encouraged to reflect upon and refine the effectiveness of their symbols and gestures as they co-construct shared meanings.
  • Appendix

The Learning Moments Series is produced by Videatives, Inc.