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Child Development Theorists
The changes that happen to humans in the first two decades of life are astonishing--from being helpless newborns to independent adults. The study of that journey--with its physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes--is called child development theory. Theories in child…
The Montessori Method
Italian physician Maria Montessori developed the Montessori method of teaching in the early 1900's while observing that children learn best when engaged in purposeful activity. Dr. Montessori inspired a movement that enabled children to teach themselves through sensory-rich, hands-on materials,…
History of Parenting Practices: Child Development Theories
The changes that happen to humans in the first two decades of life are astonishing--from being helpless newborns to independent adults. The study of that journey--with its physical, intellectual, social, and emotional changes--is called child development theory. Theories in child…
Prenatal and Early Childhood Nutrition
When women are pregnant or breastfeeding, they have special nutritional needs. Registered Dietitian Melissa Halas-Liang explains the nutritional considerations for women and their new babies during pregnancy and while breastfeeding, including: Nutrients and extra calories Foods to be avoided and…
Recovering - Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa
Eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa afflict people of all ages and race, especially young women, and are serious medical conditions that can be deadly if left untreated. Join documentary filmmaker and host Larkin McPhee (Dying to Be Thin)…
Staying Safe Online: Digital Footprint
Your digital footprint is the data trace left by your activity in a digital environment, whether on the Internet, buying something with a credit card, or using a mobile phone. Like everything on the web, digital data cannot be washed…
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Think Before You Drink
What we choose to quench our thirst matters more than you might think. Beverages are the single largest source of calories in the average American diet and their contribution often goes largely unnoticed. Soft drinks, sweetened teas, specialty coffee drinks,…
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Design: The Elements
The elements of design are the components that are used to create a complete design. Interior designer Brandi Hagen presents a basic overview of the elements of design applied to interiors and fashion including line, shape, texture and color.
How I Learn
Winner of Telly Award Meet children of all ages as they experience the social, emotional, physical and intellectual milestones of typical early childhood development. Filmed in a child care center, this documentary is packed full of information and features, entertaining…
Child Development Theorists - Freud to Erikson to Spock and Beyond
Beginning with Sigmund Freud, modern child development theories have changed the way that parents raise their children and the way that teachers teach those children. This video is an entertaining and enlightening view of the major child development theories, how…
Design II: The Principles
A lively, entertaining, quickly-paced video narrated by an award-winning actress! Take your students on a whirlwind tour of the natural world, the fashion world, ancient times, modern past-times, interiors, exteriors, and everything in between for a thorough grounding in the…
Design I: The Elements
Explore the ELEMENTS of design -- color, line, shape, form, pattern and texture. This video features usual design disciplines; interior, clothing, landscape, and architecture, as well as more unusual venues, like the family dog, kids and professional models. (Revised 2006)
Interior Design
Interior designer Robin Strangis introduces the basics of interior design by giving a guided tour of decorating styles in the display rooms of a furniture store. She encourages people to think about three important things when decorating a room: personal…
Design: All About Color
Color has the ability to create emotion and influence our moods. Color is a powerful tool in interior design and fashion. Interior designer Brandi Hagen discusses: History of color and the development of color theories, the color system, color sheel,…
What's On MyPlate?
Do you ever stop and wonder what's on YOUR plate? Discover what's on the new MyPlate food icon developed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). This video is an overview of good food choices and the MyPlate food guide…
Cooking Fundamentals: Success in the Kitchen
What do you need to know in order to prepare a delicious homemade meal? Whether you're a seasoned cook or just starting out, learn cooking fundamentals with Chef Dave Christopherson. Chef Dave demonstrates and explains a variety of basic cooking…
Child Development Basics
A fun way to cover the stages of child development! * When can a baby grab a rattle? * When are most kids potty trained? * Can you play catch with a three-year-old? * How do you keep a four-year…
Interior Design Project: Furniture Styles
What's your design style? Join award winning principal designer Brandi Hagen of Eminent Interior Design on a tour of furniture showrooms to discover the distinguishing characteristics of furniture and decorating styles. Brandi gives viewers insight into the furnishings and finishes…
Customer Service Basics: Service with a Smile
In this humorous video that is reminiscent of "The Office", join the employees of the fictitious Lucky Star Coffee Company as they learn about customer service. Mark, the shop manager, thinks he'll be leading a training seminar on good customer…
Careers in Hospitality: Service and Adventure
Discover rewarding career opportunities in the hospitality industry. Get the inside scoop about jobs in hotel management and restaurants through engaging interviews. Educational, personal and professional requirements are discussed. Learn why kindness and goodwill are essential for success in this…