Infants 11 videos

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    Infants Hold Hands

    For young infants, gripping another child’s hand is most often a physical rather than a social act. Over time, physical actions such as these develop to include social applications. Take a close look at these two infants who are holding and releasing each other’s hands and speculate on what the…

    Subjects: body

    Ages: infants

    Tags: child-child communication grasping mind of other

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    Infant Climb

    This video shows two infants crawling and climbing in their classroom. Infants explore their world with their whole bodies. As teachers, how can our classroom environments reflect the infants’ need for physical as well as cognitive challenges? Is it possible that the tunnel was intended as an invitation to go…

    Subjects: body

    Ages: infants

    Tags: children-object closed captions climbing gross motor

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    Infant Toots Her Horn

    An infant repeatedly voices noises into a toy horn. When she puts the horn to her mouth and makes her usual ‘ooaaa, ooaaa’ sound, she does not hear what she expects. She repeats the sound to confirm. She looks into the mirror and sees an infant with a red horn…

    Subjects: mouth

    Ages: infants

    Tags: closed captions child-object cause-effect modification exploration

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    Clay Slip

    A teacher poses an invitation for two infants to explore by placing a couple of small containers filled with clay slip nearby. Her provocation offers the infants an opportunity to learn about the features of this new material and to investigate how the clay slip behaves. Both infants approach the…

    Subjects: clay

    Ages: infants

    Tags: children-object cause-effect exploration environment closed captions

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    Stretching the Infant's Reach

    A responsive adult not only helps an infant grasp a desired object, but also entices her to obtain an object just beyond a comfortable reach. A child’s development depends on both the support and the challenge offered by a parent or teacher. Watch how this calm and responsive adult shakes…

    Subjects: rattle

    Ages: infants

    Tags: reciprocity communication child-teacher

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    The Joy of Infants Among Infants

    In this video we celebrate the joy of infants among infants as they share the delight of bells, jiggles, and babbles. As we watch their movements, we wonder what they wonder. Why do they shake the hanging bells while looking elsewhere? Is there a contagion from one infant’s action to…

    Subjects: mobile

    Ages: infants

    Tags: closed captions children-object exploration environment

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    Grasping Glasses

    Subtle movements can help us discover when infants become able to think about what they’d like to do with something in the environment that captures their interest. The infant (on the left) curls his fingers in anticipation of grasping a glass. Although the glass remains just out of reach, the…

    Subjects: containers

    Ages: infants

    Tags: child-object movement grasping goal marking

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    Cone Calls between Infant and Teacher

    An infant uses a traffic cone like a megaphone to project his voice. He and the teacher play a call and answer game. The boy makes staccato sounds at the same pitch but in a steady rhythm. The teacher replies with slightly more complex sounds by varying her pitch. Did…

    Subjects: sound

    Ages: infants

    Tags: children-teacher voice communication problem solving closed captions

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    Stuck Standing Holding On

    This young boy’s curiosity causes him to pull up to a standing position to see what he can see. As he crawls across the floor, Connor appears to know that he wants to stand, and he recognizes that the shelf on the opposite wall will give him support. He crawls…

    Subjects: body

    Ages: ones

    Tags: self-reliance gross motor children-teacher spatial relations

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    Infants with Teacher: Call and Response

    In this video clip, four infants and a teacher sit together on the floor exploring objects. As they play one of the infants utters a series of consonant-vowel syllables that sound something like a song verse. She says, “Da-dah, da-dah, dah”. Notice how the teacher treats the infant’s babbling as…

    Subjects: body

    Ages: infants

    Tags: communication teaching children-teacher nonverbal babbling closed captions

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    Infants' Love of Faces

    A teacher helps an infant read her face by reacting to the child’s touch. When Hal reaches up to touch her mouth, the teacher kisses his hand. Hal moves his hand away but then quickly brings it back to her mouth to receive more kisses. With his left hand, he…

    Subjects: body

    Ages: infants

    Tags: child-teacher movement grasping exploration