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Subject: Health: Family & Parenting

The First Steps Series

The First Steps Series

"Highly Recommended. This series not only supplies common sense suggestions to parents and reinforces those who are on the right track with their child's development and well-being, but it also raises fresh ideas and approaches with which to tackle these important issues." -EMRO Review
"Highly Recommended. This series is filled with expert advice from child psychologists and pediatricians." -Natl. Parent Info Network
"Highly Recommended. Dr. Frances Bond and her team of experts provide extremely helpful - and comforting - information on parenting." -National Media Review
Featuring Dr. Frances Bond, a noted Child Development Specialist, and a team of experts from the fields of education, medicine and law, this highly acclaimed series offers indispensable advice and guidance on family and parenting, which too can be useful in day care and school environments. Each program offers valuable insight and sound emotional support to parents or early childhood instructors reaching out for knowledge about how young children grow, develop, and learn. Produced by Baltimore Co. Schools and Dr. Frances Bond. Programs available on 30 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 30-Disc Set. For pricing call in US: 800.876.2447/Intl. 603.434.9262 or e-mail
Associated Series: Parenting Today Series

List of Titles


All-Day Kindergarten

All-Day Kindergarten

This program explores the increasing interest in re-instating full-day kindergarten and looks at the advantages for children to attend such a program. 02/08DE SCA 15 min. Click for more


Choosing Quality Childcare

Choosing Quality Childcare

Finding affordable and quality childcare can often be a frustrating experience for parents and this program offers suggestions to parents seeking to locate affordable, quality care. 02/08DE SCA 15 min.
Also See: Nannies and Babysitters; Bye, Click for more


Common Concerns of Parents of Young Children

Common Concerns of Parents of Young Children

As parents, we all want to do what's best for our children to help them grow up happy and healthy. In this program, several parents express some universal concerns they have regarding their young children. Dr. Angelo Bolea, Child Psychologist, Dr. Daniel Levy, Pediatrician and representative for American Click for more


Developing a Positive Self-Esteem

Developing a Positive Self-Esteem

Parents, teachers and other adult caregivers are advised to respect and encourage individual differences in children and build on their strengths, rather that belittle them for perceived weaknesses. 02/08DE SCA 30 min.
Also See: Building a Child's Self-Esteem Click for more


Developmentally Appropriate Practices

Developmentally Appropriate Practices

This program discusses the need for parents and educators to provide activities based on the developmental level for each child and features appropriate activities in a kindergarten setting. 02/08DE SCA 15 min. Click for more


Discipline: Making It Work

Discipline: Making It Work

More than any other subject in Parent Education, discipline incites the most uncertainty. Many parents think of discipline as punishment rather than an opportunity for teaching and guiding their children's behavior. The goals of this program are to address the important concerns parents have about discipline and to Click for more


The Family's Role in Values Education

The Family's Role in Values Education

"Highly Recommended. Since the family has the greatest influence on a child's development of values, this outstanding program is useful for parent education groups." -Parent Council Review
The object of this program is to support families in identifying their own set of family values and assist parents Click for more


Having Fun With Science and Math

Having Fun With Science and Math

Children are innately curious and eager to discover as much about the world as they can. This program shows how parents can play a major role in stimulating a child's interest toward Science and Math. 02/08DE SCA 30 min. Click for more


Healthy Babies (Pre-Natal Care)

Healthy Babies (Pre-Natal Care)

Being pregnant brings into focus the tremendous responsibility of nurturing a healthy newborn. Also women who are considering pregnancy should practice good health habits before conception. Too often, a large number of pregnant women receive belated care, or no care at all; so the focus of this program is to provide Click for more


Helping Children Cope With Divorce

Helping Children Cope With Divorce

"Highly Recommended. An outstanding program; here two counselors and a lawyer present the basics of parental consideration during separation and divorce." -Parent Council Review
"Highly Recommended. With so many children affected annually by divorce or in a re-marriage situation each year, there is great Click for more


Helping Children Cope With New Experiences

Helping Children Cope With New Experiences

Teaches parents how to help their children cope with the new challenges: a new baby, a first doctor's visit, attending child-care, and meeting other children who act and look different from them. 02/08DE SCA 30 min. Click for more


Helping Parents Select Exemplary Pre-School Programs

Helping Parents Select Exemplary Pre-School Programs

Answers important questions parents have about pre-school; discusses elements essential to an exemplary pre-school program; and emphasizes that children develop and learn at different rates. 02/08DE SCA 30 min.
Also See: Education Issues 2 Click for more


Helping Young Children Learn

Helping Young Children Learn

"Highly recommended for child development and parenting education." -Natl. Parent Info Network
Explains the role parents should play in fostering learning in children from birth to five; also the challenge to let them to learn as fully as possible without pushing too hard or letting them drift into boredom. Click for more


Nurturing Creativity in Children

Nurturing Creativity in Children

Young children are naturally curious and wonderfully imaginative; they constantly ask questions as to how and why things work, as any parent knows. Children use that curiosity and imagination to think effectively and to create in many ways, be that with their minds, in words, songs or stories, with their bodies, in Click for more


Parents Involved in Their Children's Education

Parents Involved in Their Children's Education

One of the most important components for children's success in school is parent involvement and in this program Dr. Joyce Epstein discusses her model for effective parent involvement. 02/08DE SCA 30 min. Click for more


Parents: The Child's First Teachers

Parents: The Child's First Teachers

To help parents foster their child's learning and development, this program offers three activities they can share with their children: reading to them, nurturing their creativity, and playing with them. 02/08DE SCA 25 min. Click for more


Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

Preparing Your Child for Kindergarten

Addresses parents concerns about how to prepare their child for kindergarten, what their child should be able to do, and how to support this first educational experience. Presents insights into the ways young children learn and offers helpful suggestions to create a joy for learning that will last a lifetime. 02/08DE Click for more


Preparing Your Child for School 1: An Intro

Preparing Your Child for School 1: An Intro

To help parents prepare their child for his or her first school experience, Dr. Bond discusses a child's first-time school attendance with a principal, pre-kindergarten teacher, and early childhood specialist. 02/08DE SCA 20 min.
Also See: Education Issues 1 Click for more


Preparing Your Child for School 2: Ready by 5

Preparing Your Child for School 2: Ready by 5

This program focuses on the major factors that contribute to a child's readiness for school, including his or her physical well-being, language development, social confidence and general knowledge. 02/08DE SCA 30 min. Click for more


Promoting Literacy Growth in Children

Promoting Literacy Growth in Children

"Highly Recommended. Explores many ways parents can foster early literacy, including the developmental process of learning to write." -Natl. Parent Info Network
An enthusiasm for books and a love of reading begins at home long before a child enters school. Here parents see how to provide a home environment Click for more


Questions Frequently Asked by Parents

Questions Frequently Asked by Parents

Parenting is not easy. Parents will face problems, and they must be prepared to spend time and effort in trying to solve them. This program takes a relaxed and reassuring approach to help find solutions. 02/08DE SCA 30 min. Click for more


Reading in the Kindergarten

Reading in the Kindergarten

Dr. Bond visits two kindergartens where an early childhood specialist and a reading specialist share and demonstrate the vital issues related to reading instruction in the kindergarten. 02/08DE SCA 20 min. Click for more


Selecting Appropriate Toys

Selecting Appropriate Toys

Playing with toys is critical for a child's total development. This program reveals suitable toys for various age groups, criteria for selecting toys, and how parents contribute to play activities though toys. 02/08DE SCA 15 min. Click for more


Selecting Literature for Young Children

Selecting Literature for Young Children

This program offers parents suggestions for identifying good literature and criteria in selecting books for infants through 5-year-olds. 02/08DE SCA 30 min. Click for more


Single Parenting

Single Parenting

"Recommended. This straightforward production presents some of the challenges that single parents face and some solutions to these challenges that two parents have adopted. Technically the production is also very well done." -EMRO Review
There are more single parents than ever before and this program's Click for more


Summer Activities for Children

Summer Activities for Children

Summer affords a wonderful time for parents to do special activities with their children. This program offers fun suggestions, such as, planting a garden, taking a walk and having a special "theme" day. 02/08DE SCA 15 min.
Also See: Active Kids and Family 1 Click for more


The Toddler Years

The Toddler Years

The first three years are significant to a child's later development. The toddler years, between the ages of 13 and 36 months, set the stage for a child's learning, self-esteem, human relations and emotional development. This program explores these delightful, but sometimes frustrating, early years, and encourages Click for more


Trips for Young Children

Trips for Young Children

This program shows how trips to places like a nature center, a supermarket and a museum provide an exciting learning experience for children to learn about their world. 02/08DE SCA 30 min. Click for more


The Two Sides of Television

The Two Sides of Television

This program examines two sides of television on young children: the positive and the negative. The key we learn is to turn television viewing into an advantage for young children. 02/08DE SCA 25 min.
Also See: Promoting Independent Skills Click for more


The Value of Play

The Value of Play

Viewers learn how infants develop play behaviors, how emotional development and cognitive development are enhanced through play, and how play contributes to the total development of a child. 02/08DE SCA 20 min.
Also See: Active Kids and Family 1 Click for more





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