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Attachment & Holistic Development: The first year
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produced by Siren Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 2008), 1 hour 37 mins

The development of a secure attachment relationship is a crucial part of early development. Through careful observation of early relationships all other areas of development are observed as well. This film shows baby Orson as he develops through his first twelve months. The sequences show mum, dad, 6 year old son,...

produced by Siren Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 2008), 1 hour 37 mins
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Exploratory Play
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produced by Siren Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 2003), 1 hour 11 mins

This kind of play is commonly called ‘heuristic play’ and is often presented as a treasure basket. By observing these sequences of children at play you will see various examples of developing concentration which in turn indicates the development of each child’s cognitive ability at each stage. This study mak...

produced by Siren Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 2003), 1 hour 11 mins
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Falling Out
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directed by Wendy McEvoy, fl. 2004; produced by Stewart Mackinnon, fl. 1976, Tyneside Child Films and Trade Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 1990), 20 mins

Clashes are very frequent for the under 5′s and adults often find children’s disputes hard to cope with. But sometimes moving in and breaking up conflicts denies children the essential experience of learning how to deal with these situations themselves. By standing back and watching, this documentary film enco...

directed by Wendy McEvoy, fl. 2004; produced by Stewart Mackinnon, fl. 1976, Tyneside Child Films and Trade Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 1990), 20 mins
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Physical Development: The First Year
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produced by Siren Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 2001), 1 hour 2 mins

Watch a complete guide to physical development through the first year. This pictorial guide with it’s myriad of absorbing sequences brings many of the characters to life. Children everywhere seem to pass through the same sequences of development, and although children are all unique, a sound understanding of typ...

produced by Siren Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 2001), 1 hour 2 mins
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Play & Learning at School: Five Year Olds
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produced by Siren Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 2012), 1 hour 42 mins

Most people are clear about the importance of play, it is essential for children’s development and features prominently in the EYFS, Scotland’s Curriculum for Excellence and in the foundation Phase for Wales. However, there still exists a tension about how it is managed in the classroom in a climate of the att...

produced by Siren Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 2012), 1 hour 42 mins
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Pretend Play
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produced by Siren Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 2001), 41 mins

The sequences illustrate how this 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 to help you understand the dif...

produced by Siren Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 2001), 41 mins
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Target Child Technique
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produced by Siren Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 1998), 1 hour

This film will show you, step-by-step and in detail, how to carry out a target child observation. By observing the techniques demonstrated, you will have the opportunity to quickly grasp the skills needed to carry out this kind of observation effectively in your everyday practice.

Initially shown as one continuous...

produced by Siren Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 1998), 1 hour
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Woodbine Place
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directed by Wendy McEvoy, fl. 2004; produced by Stewart Mackinnon, fl. 1976, Trade Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 1987), 52 mins
Made in the 1980s by Wendy McEvoy (director of Siren Films) for Channel Four, this film is more poignant now than ever. With children rapidly disappearing from our streets, the film leaves plenty to think and talk about. This fascinating documentary will give anyone who works with or is interested in children, an...
directed by Wendy McEvoy, fl. 2004; produced by Stewart Mackinnon, fl. 1976, Trade Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 1987), 52 mins
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Firm Foundations for Early Literacy: From 0 to 5 years
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produced by Siren Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 2009), 54 mins

Communication and language development are at the heart of this documentary as they are the building blocks from which literacy skills develop. This film will show you how you can lay the foundations for developing literacy skills from birth up to the age of five. This film will provide you with real insight into...

produced by Siren Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 2009), 54 mins
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Supporting Early Literacy: From 0 to 5 Years
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produced by Siren Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 2009), 1 hour 27 mins

Learning about literacy is a social act. Young children develop the necessary skills they will need to be competent and confident readers and writers from the people around them and their environment. Children need to know about their language(s) and the sounds and all about print and its uses. They need to develo...

produced by Siren Films (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England: Siren Films, 2009), 1 hour 27 mins
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