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Product Type: Videos
Age: Preschoolers
Categories: Science and Ecology

 


2001 Award
Amazing Insect Warriors
(Schkessinger Media $29.95 Score:) Once you get past the corny opening and the puppet sidekick, there are amazing close-ups plus fascinating information about bugs. Hosted by Dr. Art Evans of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and actress Christina Ricci. For kids who are still too young for National Geographic. New for 2001, All About Fish ($29.95) uses amazing footage to illustrate what makes a fish a fish.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2001.

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2004 Award
Playtime With Ahpun and Oreo
(Alaska Postcards Video $14.95 Score:) There's nothing cutsie about this film featuring two bear cubs who were orphaned in the wild and raised in the Alaska Zoo. In the wild, one would never be able to see a polar bear and brown bear playing together, but these two playful cubs grow into yearlings through the magic of video. In their new zoo pool, live salmon are added and the Ahpun (which means snow) does what a polar bear will do-so if this makes you uncomfortable, be forewarned. The pace is moderately slow, but the film footage is interesting and likely to keep kids entertained and informed. Also very fine, a DVD with "Playtime" plus "Animals of the Alaska Zoo," an interesting film about the Alaska Zoo, which keeps only disabled or orphaned animals that cannot live in the wild. 2-7. (800) 248-2624.

Age: Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2004.

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2009 Award
Who Lives in the Sea?
(Dive Into Your Imagination $17.99 Score:)

One of three stunning underwater videos. This one opens by comparing kids learning to swim underwater with the many forms of life in the sea. The film of the inhabitants of the sea is striking! Informative and entertaining, this is broken into "chapters" so it need not be watched in its entirety in one sitting. We especially enjoyed the images of those scavengers the nudi, nudi, nudibranchs and the eight armed animals and how they use their tentacles to feed! Also, from the same company, Dive Into Diversity, which includes amazing undewater footage of a kept forest, crusty crustatians and night diving scenes. Done with English and Spanish tracks this is a good choice for 5-10 and their adults.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2009 Award
What Makes a Fish a Fish?
(Dive Into Your Imagination $17.99 Score:)

One of three stunning underwater videos. This includes the hide and seek of the coral reef, how fishes get clean, close up looks at a variety of Frogfish, and among others a section on sharks that kids will gasp over! The film footage is striking! Informative and entertaining, this is broken into "chapters" so it need not be watched in its entirety in one sitting. Also excellent from the same company, Dive Into Diversity,  which includes the crusty crustaceans, night diving and a sensational view of an underwater forest of kelp. The film footage is striking!  Done with English and Spanish tracks these are a good choice for 5-10 and their adults.

Age: Preschool, Early School Years, Later School Years. Award Year: 2009. Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.

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2006 Award
Peep and the Big Wide World
(WGBH $29.95 Score:) A set of three DVDs from the young science show that introduces children to big science concepts, first through a cartoon and then with live-action film. For example, Peep’s New Friends focuses on the metamorphosis of a butterfly, told through a cartoon story and followed by a visit to a real butterfly pavilion. Other concepts include things that hatch, making boats that float, and a follow-your-nose smelling adventure. “Nova” for the preschool set. 21⁄2 & up.

Age: Toddlers,Preschool,Early School Years. Award Year: 2006.

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