Directed by Bill Maylone
Produced by The National Film Board of Canada
VHS Purchase $595
US Release Date: 1990
Copyright Date: 1989
VHS ISBN: 0-7722-0398-9
Children's Stories: Live Action
A Series of 6 Programs|
Six films without words for elementary science, language arts and critical thinking.
All children want to make sense of the world around them. These six films without dialogue build upon and develop children's natural interest in their surroundings. The beautiful images and thoughtful cinematography invite the viewer to share the wonder of two children as they investigate a variety of natural phenomena: the seasons, physical laws such as gravity, familiar living creatures, night, structures and their functions, and ecological relationships. They encourage students to look more carefully and to appreciate the fascinating complexity of their environment.
Each program in this series can be purchased separately at 150.00 each, or in 2 volumes containing 3 programs each (Vol. I & II) at $250.00 per volume.
The titles in the series are:
Between the Walls - One girl finds a clever way to remove a mouse.
Connections - Making connections between living creatures & machines.
Snowballs and Sandcastles -Children have fun in snow and sand.
Journey of the Blob - An illustration of the water cycle.
Topsy-Turvy - Explores magic in fantasy and the everyday world.
Night - Night and the imagination.
"During a time when libraries and schools are rethinking ways to achieve excellence, the development of children's reasoning skills should not be overlooked.... Complete with authentic sound effects, evocative instrumental music, and talented performers, these shorts sharpen visual literacy as they ...make children, stop, look, and listen...these creative "
ore" videos also speak clearly to such diverse populations as immigrant, language-disabled, inner city, and rural children."