[kids-lib] Resources: No cost videos of early literacy activities for parents with young children

Katie Anderson katie.anderson at state.or.us
Mon Dec 29 16:18:45 PST 2014

Are you looking for new and up-to-date videos to show parents how to engage their young children in early literacy activities every day everywhere? Here are two new resources I found that may fit your need!

Learning Opportunities for Children Up to Age 4: I see something, what do you see? (Available in English, Spanish, and 11 more languages)

*         Opening your eyes to the world as children see it

In their early years, children learn more than in any later stage of their lives. They are curious. They explore the world with all their senses. Everyday life is full of opportunities to discover new things. The 40 short films illustrate what happens on these explorative journeys.

*         Revealing the meaning of everyday life

When parents and other caregivers accompany children in their early years in an attentive manner, they support them in a crucial phase of their development. The 40 short films show that there is no need for anything extraordinary: Learning opportunities present themselves in countless moments of everyday life.

*         Supporting the work of professionals

In particular, the short films are designed to support professionals who work in early childhood education, care and upbringing: In the areas of family support, parental counseling and education. For this reason, the short films are available in 13 languages; there is extensive expert commentary, communication tools and a box which contains all products, including all films on a USB stick. Moreover, the films and expert commentary are available for the training of experts or for the quality work of family support facilities.

ZERO TO THREE(r) The Magic of Everyday Moments: Seeing is Believing (English only)

A captivating new series of videos that show how adult interactions shape the growth and learning of infants and toddlers. Videos that explore key aspects of early childhood development for use in work with parents and trainees, including:

  *   Brain Wonders: Nurturing Healthy Brain Development From Birth
  *   Literacy Skills: The Roots of Reading Start at Birth
  *   Power of Play: Building Skills While Having Fun
  *   Temperament: What Makes Your Child Tick?

Oregon StORytime (English with some Spanish and other languages)
Watch real families in communities across Oregon finding every day, everywhere activities to build literacy skills with their children. Videos were filmed in Malheur County, Klamath County, the South Coast, the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, and East Multnomah County.

Katie Anderson, Library Support and Development Services
* Youth Services Consultant * Oregon Center for the Book Coordinator *
Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301
katie.anderson at state.or.us<mailto:katie.anderson at state.or.us>, 503-378-2528

Become a StORytime<http://storytimeoregon.com/community-partners/become-a-partner/> partner!

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