If a picture tells a thousand words, how many does a video tell? One of the great things about the internet is that you can quickly find video to help illustrate almost anything you want. The next time your little ones ask you something, such as "how many legs does a butterfly have?", "how high does a kangaroo jump?" or "how fast does lava flow?" , instead of just spouting an answer, turn to the internet and find some video that illustrates the answer.
YouTube is probably the best known site for videos in the world. You will find short clips illustrating almost any point you care to imagine. Besides YouTube though, there are many other really good sites with high quality video that can be used for educational purposes. Here are a few video archives that you can search and access without having to register:-
If you want to use video in your setting, be careful not to breach any copyright rules. Don't copy the video onto your own computer or download to place on your onw website, make sure that you simply link to videos or embed them in ways that are encouraged and allowed.
Why not set yourself an ongoing project to discover a topic in detail, looking for illustrative video to help you learn along the way?
Right now, UK airspace is locked down because ash in the skies from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano eruption in Iceland makes it too dangerous for planes to fly. Natural disasters of this magnitude cause all manner of problems, but they also present a great opportunity to explain to children and toddlers about the world we live in. What children are able to understand depends largely on how old they are. Three year old toddlers have little understanding of the wider world that we live in, but when something happens on an international scale, there is a good opportunity to begin explaining about countries and geography. Over time, children will begin to graps the concepts and this will enhance their understanding of the world.
Here are some ideas to help explain the world of volcanoes and geography more broadly to children:-
Knowledge and Understanding of the World is one of the areas of learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage. How better to bring the world to life than to investigate a natural disaster that has a direct bearing on the people around us, even though the disaster is so remote from where we live?
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