Cognitive Development

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Preschoolers: Cognitive Development (2008)

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This program shows how the brain grows neural bridges and strengthens a child’s intellect, widely studied developmental theories of cognitive development and how to encourage it and characteristics of preoperational thought.

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Professional
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00:24
Preschoolers: Cognitive Development

Animal Families | Everyday Learning

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Families are our introduction to society. By living and growing within a small connected group, we are prepared for encounters with larger groups within society. Animal families provide a great example of similarities and differences within various family groups. This video is available in both English and Spanish audio, along with corresponding closed captions.

Music Improvisation

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In this Dinosaur Train clip, Shiny learns about teamwork, and all the kids learn about the place of improvisation in the creation of music.

Pottery Studio Field Trip

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At Joe Picasso’s Pottery Studio, Penny and the KidVision VPK Kids learn to throw clay on a potter’s wheel, practice sculpting techniques, paint with glass colors, fire pottery, and appreciate their finished artwork. Learn how to play with clay today!

 

TV Station Field Trip

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Penny and the KidVision VPK kids visit a TV station.  They act on a green screen in the studio, see technology enhance action in the Control Room, learn about adding sound in Editing, and see how shows are broadcast from Master Control.  ACTION! 

 

ReThink and ReUse Center Field Trip

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At the ReThink & ReUse Center, Penny and the KidVision VPK Kids turn trash into learning treasures!  They build mazes from tubes, structures from discarded materials, create games from bottle caps, and a sink and float activity using found trinkets.

Between the Lions - Letter Bit: Shapes

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Watch real kids introduce different shapes from their everyday lives. This video segment from Between the Lions focuses on recognizing and naming some of the shapes that can be found around you in your everyday life.

Music | What's Good

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Venture into the private studios of music producers Peter Cottontale and Thelonius Martin to see how they work. Music is scientific: sound is produced when something vibrates, and those vibrations are brought to the ear as sound waves. Learn about the science of sound and discover how good vibes can move you and your kids.

For use at home with your children, see our Science of Music and Sound Lesson Plan!

Carving Pumpkins

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In this Dinosaur Train clip, the Pteranodon and Lambeosaurus families carve pumpkins.

Nature Cat | Happy Halentine's Day

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It's Valentine's Day, Hal's most favorite holiday of all! And to celebrate, every year Hal shows his love by handing out cards, flowers and candy to all of his Valentine’s, ending with a super special delivery of love to his mommy!

Ten Little Chicks/Diez pollitos | A World of Stories

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Count chicks in this fun game. Song avavilable in Spanish and English. 

This resource is part of the KET A World of Stories and Exploraciones collections.

 

What are Puppets | KIDS Clubhouse Adventures

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Exploring our world is fun! Abby Brown, KIDS Clubhouse Adventures co-host, loves to help kids have fun while learning! In this segment, Abby teaches kids about puppets and how a child’s imagination brings his or her puppet to life.

Dance | What's Good

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Harness the science of movement as you learn about the physics of rotation with break-dancers Tori Torsion, B-Girl Eren and B-Boy Evol; make time to dance, twirl, climb, run, jump, or slide with your kids, as these early experiences with forces and motion will ignite their curiosity and provide a foundation for future science study.

For use at home with your children, see our Science of Movement Lesson Plan!

Bubble Prints

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In this video, watch as children make bubble prints with water, a straw and paper. Bubble Prints is a hands-on science exploration for young children and their teachers, parents or caregivers.

Paper Store Field Trip

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Come with Penny and the KidVision VPK Kids to visit the colorful Paper Niche store. Watch the kids choose papers they like and create a paper project that demonstrates each child’s creative self.  Get excited about art!

 

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