ERIC Number: ED463068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Kindergarten, Here I Come! = Kinder, aqui voy! [Videotape].
Designed to generate excitement about starting school and to answer the many questions preschool children have about kindergarten, this 18-minute videotape gives preschool children a positive, realistic vision of kindergarten. The videotape, in both English and Spanish versions, is designed to be viewed in preschools or day cares, by parents with their preschool children, or in meetings of parents preparing to send their children to kindergarten. The videotape shows scenes of several kindergarten classrooms with diverse children and teachers, highlights kindergarteners' thoughts and feelings, and emphasizes the play-based learning activities in kindergarten as well as the fun, facts, and new friends encountered in this new educational setting. An accompanying discussion guide provides suggestions for pre- and post-viewing discussions with children entering kindergarten from preschools, Head Start programs, or day care settings, as well as suggested transition activities. The discussion guide also provides tips for parents to prepare their children for watching the videotape, some post-viewing conversation starters, and suggestions for helping their child make a positive transition to kindergarten. Finally, the guide provides direction for preschool teachers and day care providers in using the videotape in meetings with parents, including pre- and post-viewing questions. (KB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Instructional Materials, Childhood Attitudes, Day Care, Kindergarten, Kindergarten Children, Learning Activities, Peer Relationship, Preschool Teachers, Primary Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Videotape Recordings
Educational Productions, Inc., 9000 S.W. Gemini Drive, Beaverton, OR 97008 (English or Spanish 18-minute videotape $125). Tel: 800-950-4949 (Toll Free); Tel: 503-644-7000; Fax: 503-350-7000; Web site: http://www.edpro.com.
Publication Type: Non-Print Media; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Students
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