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.

Learn about Mexico City, Mexico | Let's Go Luna!

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Explore Mexico City with Luna, Andy, Carmen, and Leo in these stories from the PBS KIDS show Let's Go Luna! 

Learn the importance of the cocoa flavor in the story "Loco for Cocoa" and discover the beautiful murals of Mexico City in "What's the Big Idea?" 

Check out the support materials tab for fun classroom ideas. Try making your own Mexican hot chocolate in class or have your students paint a mural together!

Cinderella

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Using this Super WHY! episode, students learn about having positive self-esteem using the story of "Cinderella". They also find letters of the alphabet, practice spelling and use opposites to change the story. Students follow as Red, who is not a princess, is worried about fitting in at Sleeping Beauty's princess party. The Super Readers leap into the book of "Cinderella" to see how she handled her own princess problem. When the clock strikes twelve, Red learns that she doesn't need the help of a fairy godmother to feel good about herself.

Hansel and Gretel

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Using this Super WHY! episode, students learn about the importance of manners using the story of "Hansel and Gretel". Students also have the opportunity to practice the alphabet, identify the letters F, R and T, practice spelling, and use opposites to change the ending of the story. Students follow as Red takes one of Peter Piper's peppers without asking and he gets mad. The Super Readers turn to the story of "Hansel and Gretel" to see what happens when the children sample the witch's gingerbread house without permission. Without sugar-coating the situation, the witch tells her side of the story. The lesson teaches Red -and Hansel and Gretel- to be more considerate.

Rapunzel

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Using this Super WHY! episode, students learn that they can accomplish a lot more with a little help from their friends using the story of "Rapunzel". They also explore the alphabet, practice spelling, and use the power of reading to change the story. Students watch as Princess Pea's kitten gets stuck in a tree. The Super Readers fly into the story of "Rapunzel" who is also stranded high above the ground. When climbing, Rapunzel's hair proves to be a knotty idea, the Prince and the Super Readers come up with a tamer rescue plan and Princess Pea discovers the value of a helping hand.

The Twelve Dancing Princesses Resource Group

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Using this Super WHY! episode, students learn about the fun of the unexpected using the story of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses". Students will have the opportunity to play with the alphabet, identify the letters W-I-N-D, practice the magic of spelling, and use the power to read to change the story! Students follow along as Whyatt’s family is acting very sneaky and he wants to know why! The Super Readers waltz into the story of "The Twelve Dancing Princesses" – who are acting just as secretive. The Super Readers are hot on the trail of the Princesses to discover what they’re concealing.

Sons of Poetry | Sesame Street

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The Sons of Poetry circle their bikes to find the perfect rhyme. Explore poetry and practice rhyming with this parody video.

KidVision | Indoor Plant Store

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Miss Penny and the KidVision Kids visit Pebble & Vine to learn about indoor plants for the classroom. We find out that plants serve two purposes in the classroom — they are beautiful and they are healthy for our environment.

Word on the Street: Insect | Sesame Street

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What's the word on street? Murray introduces the vocabulary word "insect."

Mark Ruffalo: Empathy | Sesame Street

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Teach language, vocabulary and listening comprehension with Celebrity Vocab clips!

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