1. Can video clips be copied?
    No, video clips may not be copied. A connection to the Internet is required to view the clips and read the text.
  2. What exactly does an institutional subscription allow?
    The institutional subscription allows an institution to distribute a user name and password to all affiliates of the institution, including faculty, staff, and students. These affiliates have full access to the entire library of video clips and may create play lists of video clips for others to view.
  3. After purchasing, can I post the video clips on my website?
    In effect, subscribers can "post video clips on their own website" in the form of play lists of video clips. Here's how it works. A professor distributes a user name and password to all students in his/her class that gives each student access to the full library of video clips and supporting text. As an assignment, the professor instructs her students to find five clips that demonstrate advancing stages of social development. Each student then creates a play list and emails that link to the professor.

    A more common situation would be for the professor to create a play list of clips for students to view. This play list link is then placed in an online course or email and when a student clicks on it, the play list appears in the student's web browser.

    Note: You will be provided with easy to follow, step-by-step instructions, as well as technical support, once you subscribe.
  4. What limitations are there on access?
    Access to playlists should be limited to people under the direct tutelage of the subscriber and may not be made available to others.

Categories for More Than 220 Video Clips

ECE Curriculum

  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Science
  • Special Education
  • Creativity and the Arts
  • Relationships

Child Observation

  • Observation Assessment and Documentation
  • From Observation to Planning
  • Observation to Improve Learning Environments
  • Observation to Improve Conversations with Children
  • What to Observe as Children Work with Materials

Child Development

  • Cognitive Development
  • Spatial Relations
  • Time/Sequence
  • Number/Logic
  • Attention/Memory
  • Invention/Problem Solving
  • Social Development
  • Emotional Development
  • Language Development
  • Motor Development


  • The Value of Pretend Play
  • How Children Learn through Small Group Play
  • How to Support Non-Verbal Play
  • Exploring How Things Work
  • Language in Play
  • Play Among Children in Mainstreamed Classrooms
  • Games with Rules
  • The Power of Block Play
  • Infant Play with Objects and Others
  • Teacher as Co-Player
  • The Affordances of Toys for Creative Play