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Kids educational videos.... Help please!

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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 4:49:47 AM PST
We bought the "Lots & Lots of" DVDs set for our son and he was GLUED to it. It was great for travel and he watched them over and over again. We are big fans of Marshall Publishing!

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 7:21:01 PM PST
M. K. Mellow says:
If you are looking to expose your child to classical ballet or classical music the "Prima Princessa" series is great for children ages 3 to 6. There are 3 shows in the series and each show features an live ballet performance which has been edited down for children and is also narrated by a cartoon ballerina so the plot is easy to follow. In between acts, are short, fun ballet lesson montage featuring a fun mix of ballet student, animals and toys. Children like to dance along to these shows.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 9:03:24 PM PDT
Their are many videos out theere to teach kids different languages. Start with recommendations from your local librarian - they have access thru databases to a large variety of products. Also keep in mind the age level is important and when the products were produced (check copyright dates). If you are planning to homeschool you might check some of the homeschooling sites - just google homeschool languages. If you are also looking for some educational and entertaining DVD programs for children of different ages check out the award-winning "Lots & Lots of" series. There's Fire Safety DVD's, Trains, Trucks, Jets, Penguins, etc. that feature sing-a-long songs - alphabet songs, counting songs, etc. Go to www.marshallpub.com. They even have a truck DVD that has songs in Spanish. Good luck in your search.
Edit your post: To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?) Their are many videos out theere to teach kids different languages. Start with recommendations from your local librarian - they have access thru databases to a large variety of products. Also keep in mind the age level is important and when the products were produced (check copyright dates). If you are planning to homeschool you might check some of the homeschooling sites - just google homeschool languages. If you are also looking for some educational and entertaining DVD programs for children of different ages check out the award-winning "Lots & Lots of" series. There's Fire Safety DVD's, Trains, Trucks, Jets, Penguins, etc. that feature sing-a-long songs - alphabet songs, counting songs, etc. Go to www.marshallpub.com. They even have a truck DVD that has songs in Spanish. Good luck in your search. Guidelines

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 9:03:00 PM PDT
Their are many videos out theere to teach kids different languages. Start with recommendations from your local librarian - they have access thru databases to a large variety of products. Also keep in mind the age level is important and when the products were produced (check copyright dates). If you are planning to homeschool you might check some of the homeschooling sites - just google homeschool languages. If you are also looking for some educational and entertaining DVD programs for children of different ages check out the award-winning "Lots & Lots of" series. There's Fire Safety DVD's, Trains, Trucks, Jets, Penguins, etc. that feature sing-a-long songs - alphabet songs, counting songs, etc. Go to www.marshallpub.com. They even have a truck DVD that has songs in Spanish. Good luck in your search.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 8:25:44 PM PDT
Are there any video's to help kids learn languages, thanx for all the info its heart warming to read all of your dedication to kids learning, cheers Linda

Posted on Apr 11, 2012 2:49:26 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2009 3:00:18 PM PST
Try searching for the lots and lots of series. There are some interesting programs for kids of all ages. Also go to www.marshallpub.com. Look under educational or Kaw Valley Films - there are some great historical and educational programs for kids from 7 on up. The are great for homeschooling!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 24, 2009 2:52:36 PM PST
I definitely recommend Animals Rock with Lucas Miller Vol 1. It has sound science, great songs, animation, puppet shoes and animation. There is a "live" audience of children at the show that kids at home feel a part of. One of the best things is that there are free lesson plans available related to the DVD. There are shorts on Youtube you can check out before you buy it.

Animals Rock with Lucas Miller! Vol. 1 Monarchs, Metamorphosis and More!

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2009 6:27:24 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 27, 2009 6:36:14 PM PDT
gilly8 says:
to B. Aguilera-- first, instead of searching Amazon ( love Amazon but their search engine is horrible!) try looking up 'educational videos" or "teaching DVD's" under Google. Then search again under the age group once you get the first results.

Some libraries will let you "join" neighboring counties' libraries for a yearly fee. If you live near a bigger county with more money and therefore better library facilities, it may be worth it.

I agree w/ the "Walking With..." series, and also look over the National Geographic DVD's on Amazon or Google. They also have their own website and sometimes have sales. They cover almost every subject, and always are well made, informative, and fascinating. BECAUSE you're homeschooling you don't have to stick w/ just what a class would have or do. These covers areas: ancient Pharaohs, nature, history, etc, that may not be covered until high school or college for public school kids.

The History Channel also makes wonderful DVD's. By the way, depending on what channels your TV gets, it may be worthwhile if you can't get these at the library (referring to all the DVD's recommended here) to research the cable channel or disc channels packages, it may be worth the money to have the channels that show the History Channel, and the National Geogrphic channel, and others. Then you could tape or use tiveo (spell?) and record them for later for the kids and all your family.

Finally, I've found DVD's REALLY hold up well. They CAN be scratched but it's hard to do. I've bought several used DVD's from Amazon used sellers and never had a problem. If you do have a problem, Amazon will help you if the seller won't replace/refund. I buy MANY books, almost all of them used from Amazon used seller's and hhave had few problems & those that occured were settled w/ no problem. BTW no one sees your credit card that you order with except Amazon. The used seller gets your address so they can ship the item. I've used it for years, as I said, and w/ no problem. (VCS Tapes are more likely not to hold up; though cheaper to buy, even used, I'd stick w/ used DVD's.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 8, 2009 1:38:24 PM PDT
Try BBC Series in DVD, you cannot go wrong with them. They have many series including the history, science, animals etc. Amazon carries most of them.

Ebru G.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 6, 2009 12:56:38 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 6, 2009 12:57:48 PM PDT
S. Kennedy says:
Emma's Extravagant Expedition (DVD) by Word Smart Productions - great new tool for advanced vocabulary building.

Posted on Jun 6, 2009 11:01:34 AM PDT
Try going to Disney's Educational Productions website

http://dep.disney.go.com/index.html.

They have got a lot of great stuff - Most of it they don't even release to general public. You can do general searches, 'jiminy cricket'. Goofy etc. This should turn up a few items. Also, it looks like they have a ton of Bill Nye videos

Posted on Jun 4, 2009 8:39:46 AM PDT
L. Sattler says:
I agree with a previous poster.... TRIPFLIX is fabulous. Especially, if you have a car DVD system or have a portable DVD to take with you for vacations, hospital stays, etc. TRIPFLIX is very educational and exceptionally interactive. I showed it to a group students who loved it! HIGHLY RECOMMEND TRIPFLIX-

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 4, 2009 8:34:30 AM PDT
Post Cards from Buster is a fun show that introduces kids to actual lifestyes and cultures of real kids of different backgrounds. It covers several cultures and religions hosted by Buster from the Arthur series. He sends movies about the kids he meets on his travels to his friends back home. While showing other how others live, it also teaches a message such as perserverance, or getting along with others, or friendly competition.

Posted on Jun 2, 2009 3:25:37 PM PDT
I just finished up a new cartoon called Captain Mac.A.Roni: "The Greatest Treasure". This episode teaches character building through forgiveness. Its great fun and very entertaining. Animation with anime style and some 3D... the kids will love it! Hope this helps:

The Cheesy Adventures of Captain Macaroni: The Greastest Treasure

In reply to an earlier post on May 24, 2009 1:22:18 PM PDT
L. Sattler says:
Our DVD has the title "Baby, Toddler and Preschool Sign Language", however it is meant to be instructional for older children and parents of young children. Consumers who have bought our DVD have told us that it was very helpful as a basic Sign Language course and even high school and college students have used it to help them with their foreign language credits when they take a basic ASL course.

Perhaps you would like to check it out or any other instructional sign language courses geared for the older kids?

Good luck!

In reply to an earlier post on May 23, 2009 8:25:32 AM PDT
Andrea Blain says:
There's a wonderful series called Families of the World from Master Communications about children's lives in different countries - narrated by kids themselves.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 27, 2009 12:59:55 PM PST
Have you Seen Polyphony Be You And Accept Me Too! it is a sesame street style series with fairy tales and cartoons as well as learning segments even teaches kids to recyle by using puppets. My kids love it

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2009 9:25:09 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Feb 23, 2009 9:24:19 AM PST
Check out Exploracise Gymathtics! It is a fun educational DVD for kids.
They learn math and healthy lifestyle concepts during a 30 minute workout.
The math facts target the 5-12 age group and children of all ages can do the
exercise routine. It is fun for the entire family!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2009 4:44:10 PM PST
Try the Lots and Lots of Series - they have excellent programs on fire trucks, safety, animals, etc

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 17, 2009 12:41:06 PM PST
Jivana says:
you might try koolkidz music videos (they're on youtube)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 15, 2008 12:38:52 AM PDT
Hi,
I bought the history channels productions on the Revolution and Civil War and my 7 year loved them, A fun yet unusual one is called Full Metal Corset which is about the women of the time and how they helped both North and South (sometimes as double agents) and their struggles not to get caught.
School House Rocks is still one of the best because of the little dittys they sing and they have History,Science, Grammar,Multiplication and money rocks they also have computer games that compliment the videos.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2008 1:51:05 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 13, 2008 1:55:23 PM PDT
CS says:
"Emma's Extravagant Expedition ~ A Vocabulary Building Adventure"
educational children's DVD for early learning, reading, and advanced vocabulary building.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 17, 2008 2:09:52 PM PDT
Stevens says:
Take a look at anything by Getting To Know, Inc., www.gettingtoknow.com.
art and history related. Loved by teachers
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