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Aids Facts For Kids

Aids Facts For Kids

This compelling program gives kids the facts they need to make healthy choices. Grades 5-8

Here is a straightforward message for your students: "Protecting yourself from HIV and AIDS is your own responsibility." AIDS: Facts for Kids puts to rest unnecessary fears about HIV infection, then focuses on the real dangers of uninformed or irresponsible behavior.

Beginning with the basics, students learn about HIV and how it disables the immune system, leaving the infected person vulnerable to an array of diseases. Students learn that we don't catch HIV from a sneeze, a water fountain, a telephone, a swimming pool, or other casual contact with an HIV-infected person. HIV is transmitted in two ways: by having sex with an infected person or by allowing infected blood to get mixed with our own. 

This program offers straightforward advice to students:

-Don't have sex

- Don't use illegal drugs

-Guard against any activity - like piercing a friend's ears - that might result in the mixing of blood

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Aloha Potter

Aloha Potter

A little Angelfish, living off the beautiful coral reefs of Hawaii, learns to deal with unwelcome teasing

A lttle fish learns to deal with teasing. Potter the Anglefish lives among the beautiful coral reefs off the islands of Hawaii. But all is not perfect in paradise... there is always Alakuma the Crab. When bothered by Al's persistent teasing, Potter and his pals try various ways for dealing with this annoying crustacean, and in the process find that some strategies work better than others. This DVD is a word for word match of the storybook and will help you:

  • Explore the nature of teasing
  • Build enthusiasm for life-long growth and learning
  • Identify techniques for coping with the challenges of teasing
  • Introduce the marine life of Hawaii

Age Group: Grades K-4

Author Linda Talley

Illustrator Andra Chase

Key Concept: Coping with teasing

 

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A Baby is born

A Baby is born

Human reproduction - conception to birth. Grades 3-5

This DVD program explains human reproduction, including information about conception, pregnancy, fetal growth and development, and genetics. It describes various human physical characteristics, explains how and why sex cells and hormones are produced and relates this to the biological process of fertilization. The growth and development of the fetus is illustrated with clear and beautiful artwork, a "must" for any complete course of study of human growth.


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Bailey's Birthday

A New York story weighs love against material wealth. Hit the sidewalks of New York with a girl named Margot and a Dalmatian pup named Bailey. Both are on their best behavior in anticipation of their shared birthday celebration. Students will feel Bailey's keen disappointment when all he gets for his birthday is a kiss and a bandanna. And they will rejoice with Bailey's realization that the love and support of his family are more important than material gifts. This DVD is a word for word match of the storybook.

Bailey s Birthday will help you:

  • Explore the value of material gifts as measures of worth
  • Promote growth in self-confidence
  • Introduce factual information about aviation, about the canine species, and about the sights and history of New York City

 " Bailey learns] about something more important than material gifts: the love and support of a family. Recommended." - Video Librarian

Author Elizabeth Happy

Illustrator Andra Chase

Key Concept: Celebrating gifts of the heart

Age Group: K-4 

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Bea's Own Good

Bea's Own Good

Set in the beautiful Loire Valley of France, a honeybee named Beatrice learns that rules are made for her own good.

Make a beeline for the French countryside to learn how boundaries benefit everyone.

To keep the honeycomb strong, to make the very best honey, and to keep all the little honeybees safe and sound, bees must do things just so — according to honeybee rules.

One early spring day, an inexperienced honeybee named Beatrice hears about the most beautiful garden in the world, and she decides to go on an expedition, even if it means breaking a rule or two. When a change in the weather turns her outing into a near-disaster, Bea realizes that rules are for her own good.

Bea's story takes students to the Loire Valley of France where they will visit a beehive, a country market, and the famous Chateau of Villandry. Illustrator Andra Chase has created delicately beautiful scenes of Bea’s world inside and outside her hive. 

This DVD is a word for word match of the storybook and will help you:

 Investigate the function of rules at home and at school
 Promote responsibility and self-control
 Explore the lives of bees and other insects
 Present information about the culture and geography of France

[an] excellent, well-rounded production...”
School Library Journal

Age Group: Grades K-4

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Blood Borne Pathogens and Other Germs

Blood Borne Pathogens and Other Germs

Blood Borne Pathogens and Other Germs will help keep your students and their friends safe and healthy. Age Group: Grades 2-5

Focusing on the school setting, this no-nonsense presentation explains how to avoid transmission of pathogens, with emphasis on those carried by blood and other bodily fluids. This timely program covers these important topics:

  • What to do when someone has a nosebleed or gets a cut or scrape
  • How teachers and the school nurse can help when someone is bleeding
  • Dangerous behaviors that may spread blood borne disease, such as handling needles or broken glass
  • Germs - and how they travel from person to person

The importance of handwashing in preventing illness By showing kids everyday dangers of classroom and playground, and by outlining some simple safeguards, Blood Borne Pathogens and Other Germs will help keep your students and their friends safe and healthy.

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Blood vs Germs: News You Can Use

Blood vs Germs: News You Can Use

How germs and diseases spread. Age Group: Grades 5-8

How are germs and diseases spread? That's just what these middle schoolers are trying to uncover for their next science report. After the kids meet an uncle with Hepatitis C they realize that the way the body works is a lot like a video game. In gathering information for their report the kids find out how diseases are spread and how the immune system works to fight off those diseases.

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A Boy's Guide to Growing Up

A Boy's Guide to Growing Up

Puberty education for students with special needs. All Ages.

Introductory puberty education for students with special needs. A Boy's Guide to Growing Up presents puberty education in a sensitive and understandable format that is upbeat and focused. This DVD is organized in chapter format allowing for lesson breaks and instructional focus. The chapters cover the following important topics:

-External anatomy

-Physical and emotional changes of puberty

-Health and hygiene

-Privacy and safety

The following special populations will find this reassuring title comprehensible, practical and positive. Students with:

-Developmental disabilities or delays

-Intrusive behavior or mental illness

-Down Syndrome

-Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger's Syndrome

-Learning disabilities

-Behavioral disabilities

-Communicative disorders

-This title is also recommended for boys who are early physical developers.

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A Boy's Guide to Puberty and Personal Safety

A Boy's Guide to Puberty and Personal Safety

Puberty education for students with special needs. All Ages.

Puberty education for students with special needs. Intended for older students with special needs, this DVD readily stands alone, but also follows on developmentally from the Boy's Guide to Growing Up, giving parents and educators continued momentum in the vital task of educating adolescents with special needs. The DVD is organized in chapter format, allowing for lesson breaks and instructional focus. The chapters are as follows:

-Boys' Bodies details the anatomy and functions of male sexual organs.

-Girls' Bodies details the anatomy and functions of female sexual organs.

-Where Do Babies Come From? includes a definition of sexual intercourse with an emphasis on privacy and maturity.

-Public or Private? describes private and public places, appropriate behaviors and societal expectations.

-Staying Safe emphasizes rules about touching, secrets and strangers.

Designed for students with mild to moderate disabilities, the following special populations will find this reassuring title comprehensible, practical and positive. Students with:

-Developmental disabilities or delays

-Intrusive behavior or mental illness

-Down Syndrome

-Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger's Syndrome

-Learning disabilities

-Behavioral disabilities

-Communicative disorders

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Emily Breaks Free

Emily Breaks Free

Set along Boston's historic Freedom Trail, this is a story of a dog named Emily who learns techniques on how to respond to a bully

Follow Boston's Freedom trail and witness a small revolution against a big bully. Emily is a nice, playful little dog. So why would she join forces with a big bully like Spike? Even Emily can't answer that question. It`s true that Spike makes Emily laugh, in spite of herself, and he is fun — in a way. Emily feels flattered that Spike asks her to tag along with him. But when Spike begins to tease a fluffy outsider named Cotton, Emily's feelings become confused. Just when Emily is wondering how to make things right, a bewhiskered terrier named Emerson saunters onto the scene and shows Emily how to break free of Spike. This compelling story unfolds along the Freedom Trail™, Boston's famous walking tour of historic sites from the Revolutionary era. These scenes of the colonists' struggle for independence from Britain are a perfect backdrop for Emily's struggle to free herself from Spike's tyrannical ways! 

Emily Breaks Free will help you:

  • Address problems of bullying
  • Suggest techniques for responding to a bully
  • Explore the sights of historic Boston, Massachusetts
  • Introduce information about our canine friends

"Emily Breaks Free is unique because it is the only book I found for children while researching children's literature for our professional book that provides a glimpse into all four roles of a bullying situation."- Reba Wadsworth, Author, Bullying HURTS: Teaching Kindness Through Read Alouds and Guided Conversations.

 Author: Linda Talley

Illustrator Andra Chase

Key Concept: Learning to address the problem of bullying in a non-threatening context.

Age Group: Grades K-4

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Feathers at Las Flores

Feathers at Las Flores

A parrot learns valuable lessons about gossiping and repeating personal or unfounded information.

Fly into Miami Beach and meet a parrot who talks too much. People never stop talking, do they? And from his perch at Las Flores café, Feathers hears every word — and repeats a good deal of what he hears. The problem is, the words sometimes get a little jumbled up, turned around, stretched out of shape. That's what happens when Julio finds a ten dollar bill on the sidewalk. By the end of the day — and with the help of the talkative Feathers — Julio's bit of good luck has grown to immense proportions — at least in the minds of the regulars at Las Flores. Feathers' misadventures take place within sight of palm trees and blue ocean waters in Miami Beach, Florida. Andra Chase has depicted a kaleidoscope of local color and characters in her sunny watercolor illustrations.                         

 Feathers at Las Flores will help you:

  • Demonstrate the hazards of repeating personal, sensational, or unfounded information
  • Introduce facts about parrots and other tropical birds
  • Present information about the state of Florida



" The message is clear and easy to understand—choose your own words with care. This video would be an excellent addition to units on character education."  School Library Journal

Author Linda Talley

Illustrator Andra Chase

Key Concept: Repeating rumor and gossip

Age Group: Grades K-4

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Following Isabella

Following Isabella

Set in Spain a sheep named Isabella learns what it takes to become a leader and not a follower.

  • A herd of Spanish sheep is badly in need of guidance. Everyone knows that sheep are followers. They are perfectly content to trail along behind whomever happens to be a few steps ahead. This is exactly the case with a flock of sheep living outside a tiny village in the heart of Spain. One day Isabella begins to wonder if there isn't another way. "Must we always be wandering about willy-nilly, nobody knowing where we are going?" But recognizing the need for a leader and accepting the responsibility of being one are two different things. It will require a bolt of lightning — literally — to transform the reluctant Isabella into the leader she must be. From crumbling stone farm buildings and rugged grazing land to the pinnacled Alcazar, once home of Queen Isabella, this story captures the drama of the Spanish landscape, the perfect backdrop for the exciting events that lead to our Isabella's transformation. 

    Following Isabella will help you:

    • Consider leadership as a service to one's community
    • Investigate different kinds of leadership
    • Present information about sheep and sheep farming
    • Explore the geography and culture of Spain


    "A story about leadership, confidence, initiative and cooperation. Particularly useful for studies in social skills and character education. [Isabella] will be appreciated by general viewers as well." — School Library Journal

    Author Linda Talley

    Illustrator Andra Chase

    Key Concept: Becoming a leader

    Age Group: Grades K-4


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A Girl's Guide to Growing Up

A Girl's Guide to Growing Up

Puberty education for students with special needs. All Ages

Introductory puberty education for students with special needs. A Girl's Guide to Growing Up presents puberty education in a sensitive and understandable format that is upbeat and focused. This DVD is organized in chapter format allowing for lesson breaks and instructional focus. The chapters cover the following important topics:

-External anatomy

-Physical and emotional changes of puberty

-Health and hygiene

-Privacy and safety

The following special populations will find this reassuring title comprehensible, practical and positive. Students with:

-Developmental disabilities or delays

-Intrusive behavior or mental illness

-Down Syndrome

-Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger's Syndrome

-Learning disabilities

-Behavioral disabilities

-Communicative disorders

This title is also recommended for girls who are early physical developers.

Individual component parts are available for purchase. Call 1-800-821-3303 for details.


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A Girl's Guide to Puberty and Personal Safety

A Girl's Guide to Puberty and Personal Safety

Puberty education for girls with special needs. All Ages

Puberty education for students with special needs. Intended for older students with special needs, this DVD readily stands alone, but also follows on developmentally from the Girl's Guide to Growing Up, giving parents and educators continued momentum in the vital task of educating adolescents with special needs. The DVD is organized in chapter format, allowing for lesson breaks and instructional focus. The chapters are as follows:

-Boys' Bodies details the anatomy and functions of male sexual organs.

-Girls' Bodies details the anatomy and functions of female sexual organs.

-Where Do Babies Come From? includes a definition of sexual intercourse with an emphasis on privacy and maturity.

-Public or Private? describes private and public places, appropriate behaviors and societal expectations.

-Staying Safe emphasizes rules about touching, secrets and strangers.

Designed for students with mild to moderate disabilities, the following special populations will find this reassuring title comprehensible, practical and positive. Students with:

-Developmental disabilities or delays

-Intrusive behavior or mental illness

-Down Syndrome

-Autism Spectrum Disorder, including Asperger's Syndrome

-Learning disabilities

-Behavioral disabilities

-Communicative disorders

Individual component parts are available for purchase. Call 1-800-821-3303 for details.

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Go Slow Whoa

Go Slow Whoa

What's in Your Lunchbox? Grades K-3

The new MarshMedia game show, GO SLOW WHOA, makes learning about the right way to eat fun and easy for the youngest student. Jonathan Apple, Glass of Milk, Turkey Sandwich and Crunchy Carrot provide the right answers, while Candy Bar and Do Nut struggle to get going and spend lots of time in the Yuck Shack. Join wacky game show host Lance Manley and his animated team of contestants to explore nutrition and the right way to eat. Topics include the basic food groups, the effects of too much sugar, salt and high fructose corn syrup, the importance of drinking water, healthy potion sizes, limiting snacks and learning healthy eating habits.

And the winners are...your students...as they learn to make the right choices.

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Growing Up! For Boys

Growing Up! For Boys

Insights into the challenges of puberty. Grades 5-7

You loved the classic Growing Up! For Boys so in response, we offer this updated version that promotes self-confidence as boys try to cope with the physical and psychological changes that are a normal part of growing up. This program encourages boys to take pride in their uniqueness while realizing that people are all reassuringly alike. Growing Up! For Boys provides useful advice on health, hygiene and good grooming; fosters the self-esteem that comes with accepting new responsibilities, and points to reliable sources for information during these sometimes difficult times.

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Growing Up! For Girls

Growing Up! For Girls

Insights into the challenges of puberty. Grades 5 - 7

You loved the classic version of Growing Up! For Girls so in response, we offer this new updated version that promotes self-confidence as girls face the challenges of change and growth. This program provides authoritative information about the female reproductive system. One of our favorites for girls, it also details the emotional and physical transformations of puberty, and it takes a candid look at the basics of anatomy and development. Growing Up! For Girls provides useful advice on health, hygiene and nutrition, and it encourages a positive body image and sense of personal worth. The female narrator helps girls take a realistic look at the responsibilities of adulthood and promotes dialog with trusted adults.

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Head Lice: An Itchy Problem

Head Lice: An Itchy Problem

This video teaches students everyday precautions that they can take to keep from contracting head lice. Grades K-6

Head Lice: An Itchy Problem teaches students everyday precautions that they can take to keep from contracting head lice. The program explains that anyone can get head lice, the symptoms of head lice, the treatment for head lice, the precautions that need to be taken to prevent re-infestation, but most importantly, it provides students with the information they need on how they can guard against contracting head lice in the first place! The program informs students that head lice can be spread by sharing a cap, head phones, bike helmets, a comb or brush, or at a sleepover. It explains the importance of telling someone if they suspect they have head lice, what to expect if lice or nits are discovered, and it provides reassurance that head lice is a problem with a solution.

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How Will You React? A Staff's Guide: Being Prepared for a School Shooting

Filmed entirely in a school setting, this program is designed to supplement your existing emergency preparedness plan as it relates to a school shooting. In consultation with law enforcement and school district security personnel, "How Will You React?" will encourage your staff to think realistically, to prepare mentally and to assess the situation in order to make the decision to RUN, HIDE or FIGHT.

Topics Include:

-Survival mindset

-Dealing with fear and panic

-Areas to avoid

-Assessing the situation

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I Know How To Act

I Know How To Act

Cognitive challenges, dating, friendship, inclusion, and other social and leadership skills

Friends are particularly important to a young person with special needs and having the right skills can make all the difference. I Know How to Act is a play within a play, featuring both students with special needs and typically developing peers acting out different social behaviors. This program takes an original and unique approach to conveying social and leadership skills in a way kids can easily understand. It is also an especially good representation of inclusion. Key points are marked throughout the program where the teacher can stop the DVD for supplemental class discussion.

Topics include: cognitive challenges, dating, friendship, inclusion, and other social and leadership skills.

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The Immune System: Doing Its Part

The Immune System: Doing Its Part

Explore the complex immune system. Grades 3-5

Explore the complex and remarkable immune system and its vital role in the defense of our bodies.

This program describes certain malfunctions of the immune system, including allergic responses and autoimmune disorders, and introduces the concept of rejection. It explains how HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) is able to overpower the immune system so that it can no longer protect the body from disease.

Doing Its Part stresses the importance of basic good hygiene and preventive health practices in avoiding exposure to harmful germs and in maintaining a healthy immune system.

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The Immune System: Our Internal Defender

The Immune System: Our Internal Defender

Explore the complex immune system

This program explores the complex and remarkable immune system and its vital role in the defense of our bodies.

It introduces students to the microorganisms and minute foreign particles surrounding us at all times, including the infectious viruses and bacteria that threaten us when these foes break through the body's outer defenses. It explores the nature of immunity, graphically presents phagocytes, T-cells, and B-cells, the defending heroes of the immune system, and outlines the phases of immune response — from recognition of the invader to the eventual slowdown of the battle as the invader is defeated.

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Ingers Promise

Ingers Promise

A reindeer in the Arctic Circle learns a lesson about being dependable and trustworthy

Travel north to the Arctic Circle, where reliability can be a matter of survival. Inger may have the whitest fur and an impressive set of antlers, but his friends just can't depend on this young reindeer. First he disrupts a wedding. Next he forfeits the big sled race. Will Inger get another chance to prove he can be trusted? Inger's opportunity soon comes, against the backdrop of an unforgiving Arctic snowstorm, and at stake are the lives of three reindeer. Inger's story is set in Norway and features a fast-fading way of life among the Sami reindeer herders, who have lived in close interdependence with the reindeer for centuries. In glowing watercolors, illustrator Andra Chase depicts the rugged beauty of the Norwegian landscape and the richly colorful Sami people who live there. 

Inger s Promise will help you:

  • Emphasize the value of being trustworthy
  • Investigate the lives of the Sami people
  • Introduce information about reindeer and other Arctic wildlife
  • Explore the geography and culture of Norway


"The large watercolor illustrations are perfect for storytime sharing with ages five to ten." — Small Press Magazine

Author Jami Parkison

Illustrator Andra Chase

Key Concept: Being trustworthy

Age Group: Grades K-4

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Jackson's Plan

Jackson's Plan

Jackson, a green tree frog in the Okefenokee Swamp, learns to persevere in the face of obstacles

Visit the Okefenokee for a lesson in pursuing goals. Jackson is a green tree frog and a resident of the Okefenokee Swamp in southern Georgia. One afternoon, Jackson learns that a slick new brochure is being prepared to draw tourists to this famed wildlife refuge, home to alligators and water lilies, coach whip snakes and cypress trees, pileated woodpeckers and cinnamon ferns. Jackson is determined that the diminutive green tree frog species will not be left out. Jackson's plan takes him on a photo shoot through three habitats of the Okefenokee — the swampy woods, the piney woods, and the open marshlands. Along his madcap way, he encounters obstacles and setbacks, but Jackson perseveres — with surprising results. 

Jackson s Plan will help you:

  • Promote goal-setting and strategic planning
  • Encourage perseverance in the face of obstacles
  • Explore the ecology of wetlands and the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge


"A striking multimedia presentation package." — Children's Bookwatch

Author Linda Talley

Illustrator Andra Chase

Key Concept: Learning to persevere

Age Group: Grades K-4

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Jomo and Mata

Jomo and Mata

Two elephants learn the uniqueness of one another by learning about sibling rivalry

Promote understanding and respect among brothers and sisters. Jomo is four years younger than Mata. Little brother can't hope to match Mata at digging into the dry earth with his feet and tusks to find underground water. Jomo might just as well rest in his brother's shadow and play a tune on his trunk. But when the riverbed dries up, thirsty Jomo learns that digging a well is sometimes more important than besting his brother. The dramatic Jomo and Mata video features the sprawling vistas of the East African savannah and its beguiling inhabitants, and the storybook's colorful endpages present a host of facts about the African grasslands. 

Jomo and Mata will help you:

  • Look at family life among the giants of the land
  • Investigate the important issue of sibling rivalry
  • Promote an awareness of the uniqueness of each student
  • Explore the land and inhabitants of East Africa

"Highly recommended for classroom use, Grades K-4." —Small Press Magazine

Author Alyssa Chase

Illustrator Andra Chase

Key Concept: Sibling Rivalry

Age Group: Grades K-4

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Just Around the Corner for Boys

Just Around the Corner for Boys

Physical and emotional changes during puberty. Grades 4-6

Younger elementary-level boys will appreciate this upbeat look at the changes of puberty. New narration and photography with lighthearted animated figures prepare boys for the momentous changes waiting "just around the corner." These important topics are introduced:

-When to expect the onset of puberty

-The physical and emotional changes of puberty

-The maturation of the male reproductive system

-Common experiences of puberty, including voice changes, feelings of physical awkwardness, and nocturnal emissions

-The importance of good hygiene, healthy habits and sleep

-Maintaining health through good nutrition and exercise

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Just Around the Corner for Girls

Just Around the Corner for Girls

Physical and emotional changes during puberty for girls. Grades 4-6

This reassuring presentation includes the same cheerful theme song and clearly illustrated biology, enhanced with new narration and photography to help prepare your younger elementary-level girls for all of the changes ahead. Topics covered in this lively program include:

-When to expect the onset of puberty

-The physical and emotional changes of puberty

-The maturation of the female reproductive system

-Menstruation

-The importance of good hygiene, healthy habits and sleep

-Maintaining health through good nutrition and exercise

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Keep It Clean

Keep It Clean

Hygiene for everyone! Grades 5-8

Keep it clean For your health, your appearance, Or your own self-esteem Hair, face, hands, feet, body And your clothes, And your shoes, And your teeth, And your nails. Wash it, change it, floss it, brush it, Turn it down, get with it. Keep it clean! Keep it clean! Keep it clean!

This generation-spanning, attention-grabbing brand new program promotes good hygiene in a format that all ages can relate to...MUSIC!! Four talented young people rap to the original lyrics and music of Rainmaker Bob Walkenhorst in the catchiest way possible while painlessly absorbing lots of information on many important topics including head to toe hygiene basics, self esteem, acne, tooth decay, eye safety, hearing safety, hand washing musts, and sound advice on how to maintain a healthy body.

If your students enjoyed and learned from the Marsh favorite "Whatsa Hygiene?" they will be equally compelled by this fresh and energizing take on keeping clean.

Just in time for the flu season, this exciting new program will seriously help students learn the importance of hygiene in halting the spread of germs that can cause colds, flu, stomach upsets and other more serious infections.

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Kiki and the Cuckoo

Kiki and the Cuckoo

Coping with competition and jealousy - a lesson in peaceful co-existence

When Kiki sees the green and brown Kansas meadow laid out below him like a welcome mat, he knows just what to do - claim the meadow as his own, sing a song, and attract a lovely meadowlark wife.  But Kiki's perfect plan for happiness goes awry when he is lured into a senseless rivalry with the wooden inhabitant of a clock.  "Cuckoo! Cuckoo! I'm the best!" calls the mechanical bird.  "I'm ruined!" wails Kiki.  "That bird sings in MY meadow!"  The story of how Kiki regains his meadow and his self-esteem teaches a valuable lesson about competition.

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Let's Just Talk! - For Boys

Let's Just Talk! - For Boys

Puberty education for boys. Grades 5-8

Even though human biology has not changed lately, your students will respond to these contemporary new titles. With a fresh look, the Let's Just Talk series presents sound, accurate information about puberty in a framework of self-respect and responsible decision-making. These upbeat titles strongly emphasize the importance of exercise and encourage good nutrition.

Expecting to play games and watch movies, Joe never imagined Frank's sleepover would be so informative. Tuning in to a popular teen radio show, the boys turn up a wealth of information about growing up, including good hygiene, health and nutrition, the maturation of the male reproductive system and the physical and emotional changes to expect during puberty. Boys across the country interact with the affable host as he advises and informs boys on the changes ahead.

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Let's Just Talk! - for Girls

Let's Just Talk! - for Girls

Puberty education for girls. Grades 5-8

Even though human biology has not changed lately, your students will respond to these contemporary new titles. With a fresh look, the Let%u2019s Just Talk series presents sound, accurate information about puberty in a framework of self-respect and responsible decision-making. These upbeat titles strongly emphasize the importance of exercise and encourage good nutrition.

Abby u2019s sleepover friend is astonished by the talk about puberty on a popular radio show. Her other friends are all ears to discover more about:

%u 022 Physical and emotional changes of adolescence

%u2022 Hygiene and good health

%u2022 The female reproductive system.

From a neighborhood near you, girls ask questions about adolescent growth and development, and find their curiosity met in a factual and reassuring manner by the friendly radio host.

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Ludmilas Way

Ludmilas Way

A horse named Ludmila learns the value and benefits of sharing in a barn in Russia

Discover the spirit of generosity in a timeless Russian village. When homeless dog Vladimir is rescued from the cold, he joins a growing community of animal characters who inhabit Ludmila's barn — Ludmila herself, of course, and the three hens, the two cows, the one contrary goose — and we mustn't forget the mylishe, tiny but hungry — and then the swallows! Ludmila knows the best way to maintain harmony in these tight quarters: share and share alike. The ancient town of Suzdal, with its onion shaped domes, belltowers, wooden windmills, and chalk-white monasteries, provides the backdrop for this simple story of generosity. A traditional Russian family, that cares for the animals and grows fruit and vegetables on the small plot of land, echoes — in human terms — the theme of sharing.

Ludmila s Way will help you:

  • Promote the value and benefits of sharing
  • Demonstrate how one person can bring about group change
  • Introduce the geography and culture of Russia


Author Linda Talley

Illustrator Andra Chase

Key Concept: Sharing

Age Group: Grades K-4

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Meet The New You For Girls

Meet The New You For Girls

Introduction to Puberty. Grades 3-5

The right amount of information for younger students! This introduction to puberty includes new music, new information and a fresh new take on the changes coming soon for girls. Designed for your youngest students who are not quite ready to learn about reproduction, but need to know about body changes, hygiene and emotional changes unique to girls. Topics include:

-When to expect the onset of puberty

-Physical and emotional changes

-Menstruation

-Importance of good hygiene, exercise, nutrition and sleep

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Meet The New You! For Boys

Meet The New You! For Boys

Introduction to Puberty. Grades 3-5

The right amount of information for younger students! This introduction to puberty includes new music and a fresh new take on the changes coming soon for boys. Designed for your youngest students who are not quite ready to learn about reproduction, but need to know about body changes, hygiene and emotional changes unique to boys. Topics include:

-When to expect the onset of puberty

-Physical and emotional changes

-Importance of good hygiene, exercise and nutrition

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Puberty: A Boys Journey Grades 4-6

Puberty: A Boys Journey Grades 4-6

Physical and emotional changes during puberty. Grades 4-6

This new program includes two parts (Part 1-Physical Changes/Part 2-Emotional and Social Changes.)  It's like getting two programs on one DVD!

Part 1:

Matthew s fun is over shadowed by a permission slip from school.  Big brother Adrew helps ease the fear of having "the puberty talk" by providing reassuring information on the physical changes of puberty.  Topics include:

-When to expect the onset of puberty

-The male reproductive system

-Hormones

-Common experiences of puberty, including voice changes, feelings of physical awkwardness, and nocturnal emissions

-The importance of good hygiene and healthy habits

Part 2:

Andrew and Emily discuss the emotional and social changes boys and girls experience during puberty.  Topics include:

-Body image

-Self Esteem

-Peer Pressure

-Cliques

-Social Awkwardness

-Bullying 

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Puberty: A Girls Journey

Puberty: A Girls Journey

Physical and emotional changes during puberty. Grades 4-6

This new program includes two parts (Part 1-Physical Changes/Part 2-Emotional and Social Changes.)  It's like getting two programs on one DVD!

Part 1

Ella confides in older sister Emily, who provides reassuring information on the physical changes to expect during puberty.  Topics include:

  • When to expect the onset of puberty
  • The female reproductive system
  • The menstrual cycle
  • Hormones
  • Health and hygiene


Part 2

Emily and Andres discuss many of the emotional and social changes that boys and girls experience during puberty.  Topics include:

  • Body image
  • Self esteem
  • peer pressure
  • Cliques
  • Bullying
  • And much more!
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Safety: If You Feel Danger

Safety: If You Feel Danger

Safety - Awareness and Response. Grades K-3

By stressing a single appropriate response to danger, this video helps prepare boys and girls to respond promptly and predictably to safeguard themselves and others. We hope the children in our care will never have to confront a truly dangerous situation, but as this video stresses, every child needs to be on the lookout for scary situations and prepared to respond. When children feel danger, the proper response is simple:

  • Stop
  • Get away.
  • Tell an adult.

A group of third graders, the Safety Squad Singers, and an empowering theme song punch these points home and underscore a series of scenarios dealing with gun safety, with inappropriate approaches by adults, and with drug safety.

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Safety: Out Of The Danger Zone

Safety: Out Of The Danger Zone

Safety - Awareness and Response. Grades 4-6

By stressing a single appropriate response to danger, this video helps prepare boys and girls to respond promptly and predictably to safeguard themselves and others. When they discover an old mystery game in Grandpa's closet, three youngsters also discover valuable personal safety advice. The "Out of the Danger Zone" game presents the players with a series of scenarios that tests their ability to handle dangerous situations. These scenarios deal with gun safety, physical safety, internet safety, and drug safety. As each situation unfolds, players are reminded to be aware of their environment at all times, to recognize the danger of certain types of situations, and to respond quickly in two simple steps:

  • Get away from the danger.
  • Tell an adult.

This sound advice will help intermediate students respond confidently when their personal safety is at risk.

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Stanley's This is the Life

Stanley's This is the Life

A black bear named Stanley learns the importance of exercise and healthy eating habits

Making healthy choices, Stanley the bear shows children how healthful nutrition and exercise give the body the energy and strength to live a life full of fun and adventure. When Stanley goes on an eating binge and accidentally falls asleep in a camper, he suddenly awakes and finds himself far away from home and stranded at a drive-in - which appears to be "the life." However, after days of eating cookies and candy, sleeping and watching movies, Stanley realizes he is not living "the life." He is very overweight and feeling very tired. He doesn't have the energy to fish, run or climb trees anymore. In his effort to get his real life back, Stanley learns that eating healthy food makes him feel better and gives him the strength to do all of the fun things he really liked to do in the forest. "He thought about the food at the drive-in, the frightening chase in the forest, and the long journey home. Now Stanley stayed away from people and their cookies. He caught fish. He ate pine nuts and huckleberries. He felt healthy. He felt strong.

.  Stanley s "This Is the Life!" will help you:

  • Promote healthy nutrition
  • Introduce the right foods to give the body energy
  • Emphasize why it's important to be active
"An entertaining production that offers a subtle message regarding preservation and self-reliance." - Booklist


Age Group: Grades K-4

Author Alyssa Chase Rebein

Illustrator Andra Chase

Key Concept: Health and wellness


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Straight Talk About Anger

Straight Talk About Anger

Dealing with Anger. Grades 6-8

Learn to address conflict in appropriate ways.
Early adolescence is a time of rapid and dramatic changes. Navigating the social and emotional complexities presented by daily life can be especially challenging during the teen years. Introducing this "call in" program, hosts Melissa and Randy discuss the emotion of anger and the complications that can arise when reacting to this powerful feeling. 

Managing anger is a skill that can be learned, and getting in touch with underlying unmet needs is at the core of this process. In the variety of scenarios presented, young teens find ideas that resonate with their own lives and learn techniques to developing a healthy approach to controlling anger. Providing guidance along the path to emotional maturity Straight Talk About Anger can help boys and girls improve personal insight and the ways they relate to others.

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Straight Talk About Peer Pressure

Straight Talk About Peer Pressure

Coping with peer pressure. Grades 6-8

Learn to deal with social pressures.

Adolescent peer groups bridge the gap between childhood and adulthood, and friends can often facilitate what is sometimes a difficult stage of development. However, peer pressure can also be detrimental and lead teens into trouble. Straight Talk About Peer Pressure helps middle school students learn how to navigate through peer situations which conflict with feelings and values. Practical tips for self-reflection, coping mechanisms for maintaining friendships, and developing refusal skills are featured in this constructive presentation.

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Straight Talk About Puberty For Boys

Straight Talk About Puberty For Boys

Puberty education for boys. Grades 5-8

Boys have questions about their growing bodies during puberty. Straight Talk About Puberty - For Boys provides the answers with this fresh, modern take on the subject. Filmed with new 3D rendered anatomy illustrations, this program is perfect for your older students who are ready to learn more about puberty. Boys in this grade range will learn about:

-The male reproductive system

-Hygiene and good grooming

-The dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs to growing bodies

-Emotional and physical changes of puberty

-Importance of exercise and good nutrition

-Self- Esteem

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT PUBERTY For Boys will help answer many of those important, but often not asked, questions that maturing boys always have.

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Straight Talk About Puberty For Girls

Straight Talk About Puberty For Girls

Puberty education for girls. Grades 5-8

Girls have questions about their growing bodies during puberty. Straight Talk About Puberty- For Girls provides the answers with this fresh, modern take on the subject. Filmed with new 3D rendered anatomy illustrations, this program is perfect for your older students who are ready to learn more about puberty.Girls in this grade range will learn about:

-The female reproductive system

-Hygiene and good grooming

-The dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs to growing bodies

Emotional and physical changes of puberty

-Importance of exercise and good nutrition

-Body Image

For a fresh modern take on this topic, with exciting new graphics and music by Rainmaker Bob Walkenhorst, you will find STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT PUBERTY very useful for class discussion.

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Straight Talk About Self Confidence

Straight Talk About Self Confidence

Promoting self-esteem. Grades 6-8

Help students identify and maintain healthy relationships.

Early adolescence is a time of rapid and dramatic changes. Navigating the social and emotional complexities presented by daily life can be especially challenging during the teen years. Introducing this Straight Talk program, hosts Melissa and Randy present the concept of Self-Confidence, and show a group of students at a nearby junior high school talking about self-confidence and self-esteem with their guidance counselor.

Identifying seven basic concepts, the members of the group detail their personal experiences with a keener understanding of self-confidence. Providing guidance along the path to emotional maturity Straight Talk About Self-Confidence can help boys and girls improve personal insight and the ways they relate to others.

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Straight Talk About Self-Image and Identity

A dramatically different approach to puberty education. Please note that the working title for this video was Straight Talk about Mental Health. In this second Straight Talk program, hosts Lisa and Jason tackle issues that affect the mental well-being of young people:

  • More about hormones and emotions
  • Interacting responsibly with others
  • Developing a healthy body image
  • Making decisions based on facts
  • Recognizing and resisting commercial pressures • Identifying, understanding, and expressing emotions
  • Constructing a strong personal identity The question and answer format will help students sort out their conflicting thoughts, beliefs, and emotions and come to terms with themselves and their bodies. Straight Talk About Self-Image and Identity will help boys and girls approach maturity with grace and confidence.
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Straight Talk About Sex, Gender, and Media

Straight Talk About Sex, Gender, and Media

Interpreting media messages. Grades 6-8

Learn to interpret media messages.

In the tradition of the Straight Talk series, practical ways for students to gain media literacy are outlined in this timely new video. Analyzing the purposes of media messages and interpreting hidden agendas is a vital skill for young teens under barrage from high-pressure marketing. FromStraight Talk About Sex, Gender, and Media, students will begin to develop a healthy critical approach to the many different forms the media takes, and to make more informed decisions regarding their own choices with regard to sexuality. This video raises the awareness of young people and promotes abstinence from risky behavior.

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Straight Talk About Sexual Choices and Consequences

Straight Talk About Sexual Choices and Consequences

A practical approach to healthy relationships

Straight Talk presents a dramatically different approach to puberty education. Please note that the working title for this video was Straight Talk About Sexual Health. The two young hosts, Lisa and Jason, begin with an informative overview of the male and female reproductive systems, then turn to their young viewers with the real-life problems that growing up presents. With a format your students will recognize, this firstStraight Talk video provides valuable insights in the following areas:

  • Healthy relationships
  • Peer pressure and decision-making
  • Hormones and emotions
  • Pregnancy and STDs
  • Values and decision-making
  • Abstinence - the best decision

Growing up is about more than biology. It's about decision-making and accountability. Straight Talk About Sexual Choices and Consequenceswill help boys and girls to react responsibly to the challenges maturity brings.

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Take Care of Skin, Hair and Nails

Take Care of Skin, Hair and Nails

Annie Funelli and the Funsters show students how to have fun, stay healthy and take good care of themselves. The unpredictable Annie blows

Annie Funelli and the Funsters show students how to have fun, stay healthy and take good care of themselves.

The unpredictable Annie blows into Annie's Place straight from her tropical vacation, but as she soon makes clear to the Funsters, there is no vacation from taking care of our skin, hair, and nails. From her seemingly bottomless red travel tote, Annie pulls soap, shampoo, bath brush, nailbrush, sunscreen, combs, brushes, nail clippers, and more, to introduce Funsters — and your students — to essentials of hygiene and good health.

Annie talks about germs and the importance of cleanliness, with special emphasis on the when, how, and how long of hand washing — a message underscored by the 15-second Handwashing Song. The Funsters learn about protecting their skin from the sun and from miscellaneous bumps, bites, and itches — with a special warning about poison ivy.

After some wise words from Annie about keeping hair and nails clean and groomed, the Funsters don their new sunhats to wrap up another entertaining day at Annie's Place.

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Take Care of Your Ears

Annie Funelli and the Funsters show students how to have fun, stay healthy and take good care of themselves.

Annie becomes a one-man band to introduce the Funsters to the world of hearing and demonstrates in her own whimsical style how our ears provide enjoyment, help us learn and communicate, and alert us to events and hazards throughout the day.

Annie explains some common ear problems, including blockage, infection, and hearing impairment. She helps kids recognize symptoms of these conditions and, with the help of the Funsters, demonstrates what to expect on a visit to the doctor’s office.

Annie stresses the first principle of ear safety: Don’t put anything in your ears smaller than your elbow! She also warns against too much loud noise or music, blowing in someone’s ear, or rough play that might damage ears. 

Annie also talks to Funsters about how children with serious hearing impairment communicate, learn and play.

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Take Care of Your Eyes

Annie Funelli and the Funsters show students how to have fun, stay healthy and take good care of themselves.

Annie turns out the lights and invites the Funsters — and your students — to explore the magic of vision. She draws from her bag of tricks to demonstrate how sight delivers a wealth of information, alerts us to danger, and adds to life’s pleasure.

Annie shows youngsters how to be on the lookout for signs of eye problems, from temporary conditions like pink eye, to long-term focusing difficulties. Annie explains how a nurse or doctor may diagnose and treat eye problems, and she explains ways to avoid eye injuries.

Annie shows how eyes are examined and vision tested, and she helps seeing youngsters understand some of the ways children cope with serious loss of sight.

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Take Care of Your Teeth

Take Care of Your Teeth

With Annie Funelli and the Funsters! Grades K-3

Annie Funelli and the Funsters show students how to have fun, stay healthy and take good care of themselves.

Annie zips into Annie's Place on her silver scooter — fully protected by her safety gear — including her new mouth guard to protect her beautiful teeth. After all, as she tells the Funsters, teeth are very important — for eating, speaking, and overall appearance and good health.

Annie begins by explaining the transition from baby to permanent teeth and then explains how Funsters can keep those permanent teeth through a lifetime program of good habits and safe behaviors — careful brushing and flossing, avoidance of sugary snacks, and common sense precautions to protect teeth from accidental injury.

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Unity in Community

Unity in Community

Take back the playground and the classroom. Grades K-3

When a bully in a chaotic classroom encounters an ant named Jim she learns that tolerance and diversity are necessary for any social community to function well. Help promote the youngest students' emotional well-being and mental health as the classroom develops cohesion, trust, and team identity. Take back the playground and the classroom by focusing on:

-anti-bullying

-diversity

-teamwork

-tolerance

-cooperation

-respect

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Wash Those Hands

Wash Those Hands

Hand washing is essential to good health. Grades K-5

Wash those hands and wash away germs that can cause colds, flu, stomach upsets, and a host of more serious infections. You loved the classic version of WASH THOSE HANDS! so in response, we offer this new updated version which contains the latest information, and compelling reasons to keep on washing those hands! This fresh new DVD, with new photographs, narration and music, may be used effectively with younger students as the prelude to KEEP IT CLEAN! for older students. Students will learn about:

-The benefits of hand washing for everyone

-All about germs - What are they? Where are they? How do they make people sick?

-Getting rid of germs. When is hand washing most important?

-What is the best way to wash your hands?

-What to use when soap and water is not available?

As an introduction to basic personal hygiene, this video is also a useful component of an elementary AIDS education curriculum and a variety of special education programs.

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We're Growing Up

We're Growing Up

Insights into the challenges of puberty. Grades 4-8

This reassuring program presents facts about puberty in a context of self-respect and self-confidence. We're Growing Up! is designed for a combined audience of boys and girls. The narrator talks comfortably and matter-of-factly about human growth patterns (starting with a baby's rapid growth in the womb) and moves quickly through to the subject at hand,adolescence. A review of male and female anatomy and sexual development and an emphasis on responsible choices will be starting points for classroom discussion. A lively cast of young teenagers and sensitive artwork round out this production.

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We're Just Around The Corner

We're Just Around The Corner

Puberty Education. Grades 5-8

Are your students ready for a little more information on puberty and reproduction? "We're Just Around the Corner" has been updated with new photography, new graphics and fresh live action footage to appeal to your older students. It is grounded in fact, sensitive to adolescent feelings, and reassuring about changes that are on the way. This co-educational program presents information on topics that include:

-The physical and emotional changes of puberty

-The maturation of the male and female reproductive systems

-Conception, pregnancy, and fetal development

-The importance of reliable information as vital to good decision making

-The importance of good hygiene and healthy habits

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We're Just Talking

We're Just Talking

Puberty education redux. Grades 5-8

Even though human biology has not changed lately, your students will respond to these contemporary new titles. With a fresh look, the Let's Just Talk series presents sound, accurate information about puberty in a framework of self-respect and responsible decision-making. These upbeat titles strongly emphasize the importance of exercise and encourage good nutrition.

Getting together for homework, two groups of friends listen to the popular radio show "Let's Just Talk" and get an earful about the biology of growing up and some useful advice for coping with adolescence. We're Just Talking presents factual information about boys and girls entering puberty. Topics include male and female physical development, hormones, and the reproductive systems, with an emphasis on physical and emotional health.

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Whatsa Hygiene

Whatsa Hygiene

Cleanliness is essential to good health. Grades 4-6

Cleanliness is esssential to good health.

When members of the band are confronted with a health assignment, they don't know where to begin. "Whatsa hygiene?" asks puzzled Milt, bass guitarist for the group. The band members decide to answer this question with a song, and in the course of this entertaining video they compose words and music that will inspire young viewers to stay clean and healthy.

Topics explored include bathing, handwashing, care of teeth, hair, and nails, the importance of clean, neat clothing, and the need for young people to begin taking personal responsibility for their own health and well-being.

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You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

Being different, being ignored, friendship, bullying, relationships, gaining self-confidence, responsibility, and self-advocacy.

"There are challenges wherever you are in life, in every situation there are challenges and that shouldn't stop you from doing things. In fact, it's accepting that challenge and if you overcome that challenge, that's what builds up self-confidence...If I can do it, anyone can." — Quinn Bradlee

Every person is unique and special but sometimes being different can make you feel like an outsider. You Are Not Alone focuses on important lessons in courage, humor and honor from Quinn Bradlee, a role model for students with learning disabilities or special needs. In this exclusive interview at his office in Arlington, VA, Quinn talks about his growing up years and his experiences as a kid with learning disabilities, while other kids share how being different has affected them.

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You're Not a Little Kid Anymore!

You're Not a Little Kid Anymore!

Personal hygiene. Grades 3-5

The clean routine! "I take a bath or shower every single day. Oil, sweat, dead skin, WASH IT AWAY! You're not a little kid anymore!" Your students will love this musical message about personal hygiene! Topic explored include bathing, hand washing, care of teeth, hair and nails and the importance of clothes that are clean and neat.

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