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#1 gardening momma

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:05 PM

I'm looking for titles of educational DVDs and videos for a Kindergartener. Like learning to read (Leap Frog, etc...), science, history, etc... Any suggestions? I need to find these at my library, so complete titles would be helpful. (not really interested in TV characters, like Blues Clues, Dora, etc...--those are pre-K, but you get the idea.)

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:30 PM

Magic School Bus videos are great for that age. Sorry I don't have a title list, but anything that is Magic School Bus and a dvd is probably good.

Bill Nye the Science Guy was also a big success for us.

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:52 PM

DK Eyewitness (I think that stand for Digital Knowledge) has about 18 DVDs on science topics (ie Planets, Mammals, Reptiles, Ocean, Ponds & Streams, etc). Each one lasts less than 1/2 hour.

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 10:07 PM

My first grader has watched both Eyewitness Planets and Magic School Bus Lost in Space this week. He seemed to like them. However, be aware that these titles are older, so in these two videos Pluto is still a planet.

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 07:02 PM

Thanks--I'll look for those. Any more suggestions?

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 07:10 PM

DK Eyewitness (I think that stand for Digital Knowledge) has about 18 DVDs on science topics (ie Planets, Mammals, Reptiles, Ocean, Ponds & Streams, etc). Each one lasts less than 1/2 hour.

I think DK stands for Dorling Kindersley, unless this is another DK you're referring to.

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 07:41 PM

Here's a link

FWIW, I have the previous version, Melody Lane, listed FS on the S&S board for $30 PPD right now. it includes the TM, and all of the videos are in very good condition.

The only difference in ML and DiM is that DiM includes some musical instruments, but could easily be purchased to supplement the videos.

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Posted 15 October 2009 - 11:55 PM

My guy got a crush on David Attenborough, called him his hero and quoted him often, starting at nearly 5. He only liked the ones with Sir David actually IN the thing. Start with "Life of Birds". If it takes off, Life in the Undergrowth, Private Life of Plants, etc. are all good. The Planet Earth one everyone raved about (only Sir David's narration) he has never sat through.

Hemo the Magnificent and Unchained Goddess (about blood and weather) are from the 50's and very interesting for a child. Amazon carries them.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 12:05 AM

We love Life of Birds!

They sometimes swear in Myth Busters, but we love those guys, and listen the other way when they do. ;)

We also loved Reading Rainbow. (I miss it. :)

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 07:31 AM

There are tons of free videos on Youtube - do a search. Bill Nye, Eureka science, Schoolhouse Rock, Magic School Bus, etc.



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Posted 16 October 2009 - 10:32 AM

Money and Making Change. I think it is from Rock and Learn. My girls loved this one and they both learned how to count money from it. They even learned who is on what coin, bill etc. I was able to get it from our library so hopefully you can as well.

ETA - If you live in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio or Wisconsin, you can get borrow free educational DVD/VHS and some other materials from the Freshwater Fred lending library. http://www.hepn.com/...hwaterfreds.asp These materials are primarily science related but also include some historical content and other things like Schoolhouse Rock and Electric Company.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 01:27 PM

Calvert's Discoveries in Music
Here's a link

FWIW, I have the previous version, Melody Lane, listed FS on the S&S board for $30 PPD right now. it includes the TM, and all of the videos are in very good condition.

The only difference in ML and DiM is that DiM includes some musical instruments, but could easily be purchased to supplement the videos.

This doesn't look like anything I could get at the library--can't even find it at Amazon. Thanks anyway. :)

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 01:35 PM

ETA - If you live in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio or Wisconsin, you can get borrow free educational DVD/VHS and some other materials from the Freshwater Fred lending library. http://www.hepn.com/...hwaterfreds.asp These materials are primarily science related but also include some historical content and other things like Schoolhouse Rock and Electric Company.

I keep forgetting about Freshwater Fred. How long can you borrow?

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 02:08 PM

My kids liked WeeBee Tunes. We would watch a video and then we'd pick a country to look into more at the library.:)

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 07:12 PM

My kids liked WeeBee Tunes. We would watch a video and then we'd pick a country to look into more at the library.:)

Hey, thanks! My library actually has them!

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 07:17 PM

Money and Making Change. I think it is from Rock and Learn. My girls loved this one and they both learned how to count money from it. They even learned who is on what coin, bill etc. I was able to get it from our library so hopefully you can as well.

I found some of the Rock and Learn videos at the library. Not all of them. I wish my library had the one about time.

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 10:26 PM

I keep forgetting about Freshwater Fred. How long can you borrow?


The due date is about 30 days from when you receive them. They send you the return envelope with postage paid so all you have to do is mail them back. I have been late returning them before and there are no fines either (at least not yet).


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