Zoom Pretend Play: 20 Months to 7 Years, DVD

Pretend Play: 20 Months to 7 Years, DVD

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The sequences in this program illustrate how initially very simple play becomes increasingly complex as children begin to develop pretend games with their peers – eventually leading to complex socio-dramatic play with older children up to age 7. Each sequence is preceded by a brief introduction that provides insights into the different developmental stages. Observing separate sequences gives the opportunity to really analyze how and why children are entering into this world and what they are gaining from it and learn how to provide unique ways to support each child to reach their full potential through their play.

Length: 41 minutes


ISBN: 9781646235551

Copyright date: ©2001

Closed Captioned


20 Months: "Isabelle Cleans Up" (04:01)
This film shows sequences of children from 20 months to seven years engaging in pretend play. Isabelle uses a tissue to clean off her stroller handles and toys.

20 Months: "Angus Feeds Dolly" (02:09)
Isabelle's twin brother pretends to share his snack with a doll.

2.5 Years: "Joanne's Tea Party" (02:46)
Joanne feeds stuffed animals tea and explains her game to her mother.

3 Years: "The Dancing Class" (05:39)
Several children play dress-up. Two teachers respond differently when James decides to wear a dress. He puts items in a hand bag and joins in a dance session.

4 Years: "Harley Gets Dinner" (05:18)
Harley has a five-year-old brother. She plays on her own, lining up and counting plastic food and table items. She fetches baby dolls and feeds them.

3.5 and 4 Years: "Playing House" (03:17)
Harley and her cousin Lauren pretend to make ice cream for their family and care for babies. They have disagreements about ideas.

3.5 and 4 Years: "Cats and Dogs" (02:41)
Lauren refuses to be the cat; Harley takes on the role. They pretend to feed a cat milk.

3.5 and 5.5 Years: "Gladiators" (03:12)
Harley joins her older brother Jay and their neighbor Stephen as they play on a structure in the garden.

3.5 and 4 Years: "The Factory Office" (06:03)
Christopher, Megan, and Vicky pretend to carry out office tasks, including taking phone calls and cutting paper. They tell classmates to "stop making noise and interrupting their work."

4.5, 5.5, and 7 Years: "Our Mom had Died" (03:47)
Katrina, Collette, and Beth play in the garden. They talk about family loss and a child's deaf grandfather.

5.5 and 7 Years: "The Journey" (01:24)
Katrina joins Collette in the den. They talk about taking their parents' money and running away.

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If you are purchasing a 3-Year Streaming option, you will receive a link for your videos via email within 24 - 48 hours. If you are making your order on a weekend, the order will be processed on the next business day.

Introduction: Play and Learning at School (03:55)
Kindergarten teacher Becky Kroese encourages creativity, collaboration, and independence among students. Children are capable of self-directed play. This film will observe how they learn in motivated ways by following their interests.

Self-Directed Play (03:03)

Children find inspiration from materials in the school environment, teachers, and other students. They discuss thoughts and ideas with friends. Two boys talk about a book on vampires.

Let's Pretend... (04:08)

Children create characters and transport themselves into imaginary situations. Games often require planning and set-up. A group of boys builds a Lego city, using language skills to create a story and empathy for cooperation.

Negotiating Story Development (05:56)

Children require flexibility to adapt to each other's ideas and emotions in pretend play. A group of girls pretend to make soup to heal sick tigers, a game that evolves into decorating stumps.

The Wedding (07:17)

Children in Becky's class organize a mock wedding inspired by a recent royal wedding. One girl dictates a note to Becky declining to attend. Others prepare a cake using school garden plants.

Playground Games (07:15)

Boys often play "goodies and baddies" and attempt to create fair teams. Children devise rules for games. Some bring small toys from home to swap and share; Becky helps resolve conflicts.

Physical Developments (10:30)

Children have freedom of movement, creating their own challenges. The playground encourages gross motor development. Becky intervenes in a conflict; children discern play fighting from real fighting.

How and Why? (13:54)

Children collect materials for a fire and brainstorm how to start it. Other students discuss crystals and observe bees in the school garden. Becky reads a story about the rain; students think about evaporation. Children attempt to fix a toy car.

Calculating and Creative Efforts (13:22)

Children cut and glue shapes to create stories and build a Lego structure. They pretend to sell walkie-talkies and honey, and discuss sales techniques. They create a machine to make different honey flavors.

Playing with Numbers (13:29)

Becky's dice game appeals to children's emerging interest in rules. One boy creates his own board game and teaches it to others. Two girls pretend to be school teachers and write numbers on a white board.

Chatting with Adults (09:11)

Children speak to Becky during learning sessions. They share their ideas while drawing pictures; she helps them to put stories into writing. During a break, one girl asks her about her life.

The Witch's Den (09:15)

One girl asks for Becky's help in gathering materials to build a fort. Becky shares her idea with the class; students volunteer to help with construction. Afterward, they discuss the finished project. Children are excited about the approaching summer holiday.

Credits: Play and Learning at School: 5 Year Olds (00:34)

Length: 41 minutes

Copyright Date: 2001

Pretend Play: 20 Months to 7 Years, DVD



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