Colors for Kids
The color words appear on the screen along with simple animation of a cat changing colors. Very basic animation (2:05).
T Is for Triangle - Sesame Street
This classic Sesame Street snippet is a little blurry. It focuses on triangles and the letter t. It shows children dancing with the letter t and triangles. (:35)
Words Begiining With the Letter 'R'- Rocket-Doodle-Doo Song
This animated cartoon snippet from "Between the Lions" is a catchy rock and roll song featuring words beginning with the letter 'r.' The words of the song scroll along the bottom of the screen allowing viewers to read or sign along.Produced by PBSkids for the learn to read series, "Between the Lions." (1:14)
The Letter M
The Electric Company sings about the letter M.
j - Phase 3- Initial Sounds
Introducing the j phoneme and the J grapheme. Slides showing words beginning with the J along with a picture to go with the word.
Soul H Song - Letter H
Classic Sesame Street video is a funky song about the letter "H". Several words beginning with "H" are spelled out during the song. A James Brown like character sings. (:33)
How Was Color Theory Discovered?
This clip pinpoints the beginning of the study of color from a
successful artist and history teacher. Color theory has been used since the time of cavemen, but Jan and Hubert Van Eyck are responsible for developing modern oil paints in the 16th century.
A Brief Fine Arts Timeline
This is a very brief visual arts timeline from Prehistoric (100,000BC-1000BC) to Modern and Contemporary Art.
The Great Horned Owl
This is a video about the Great Horned Owl. The Great Horned Owl is very unique. The owl in this video is delicate and requires
King County Library Presents "The Little Seed"
Watch as a librarian recites an active rhyme about how seeds grow and see if you can grow up to be a tall flower (0:48).
Hickory Dickory Dock
During this short video, a library staff person recites the traditional nursery rhyme, "Hickory Dickory Dock" while showing the rhyme on a flannelboard. (0:41)
Demonstrative and Possessive Pronouns
This video focuses on demonstrative and possessive pronouns. There is no audio for this video as it is esentially a Powerpoint presentation. Slides show examples of pronouns with their posessive counterparts, explains how to make pronouns possessive, and gives examples of demonstrative pronouns. The video stays on each slide for a long time, allowing opportunities for discussion.
It's Mine! Possessive Pronouns
This brief video explains possessive pronouns. It gives examples of possessive pronouns and how to correctly use them. Even though this video is short, it is a good review or introduction to possessive pronouns.
Synonyms - Humongous Synonym Song
This song, in the style of old fashioned operettas, talks about the meaning of the word humongous and mentions a number of synonyms (and a few antonyms) for the word. Each word is spelled out on the screen as it is sung in the song. Produced by PBSkids for the learn to read series, "Between the Lions." (1:24)
Homophones - The Adventures of Word Boy Part 1 of 2
This is an animated cartoon video for independent learning by students on the topic of 'Homophones'. The objective of this video is for students to be able to identify homophones and to use homophones in context. Many examples are provided. Worksheet type activities occur in the video that allow children to practice what they have learned.(9:16)
Video discusses homonyms and then students play a game using homonyms. A sentence is made, but rather than using the homonyms they read the sentence with the word "porcupine" where the homonym goes. For example, The sky is porcupine. Everyone stared when I porcupined my nose. Then someone needs to guess the homonym, in this case it is blue/blew. Other examples are given. Good video and good idea of the game played, could be played at home or in th
Homonyms (Version 2)
Another homonym game. Starts with an explanation of what homonyms are and then gives directions for the game. Create a sentence that gives a description of the homonyms. For example; The man in armor rode his horse in the dark. The homonym pair is knight/night. Students can create and play this game at home or at school. Good video and good idea. Good for elementary grade students.
Homonyms (part 3) This slide show is designed to teach primary school students about homonyms. Video starts with the question: "How many meanings are there to the word BANK? Can you explain them?" There are two meanings, one means where you put money and the other is the edge of a river. Then the video suggests a group activity. Video tells students to get into groups of four. Stude
This slide show is designed to teach primary school students about homonyms. Video starts with the question: "How many meanings are there to the word BANK? Can you explain them?" There are two meanings, one means where you put money and the other is the edge of a river. Then the video suggests a group activity. Video tells students to get into groups of four. Stude
Similes and Metaphors
This computer-animated video defines similes and metaphors. The video then distinguishes between the two by writing both a simile and metaphor to describe the same person. ( 3:11)
Land Of The Tiger - Monsoon Forests, Part 2
This documentary, which is suitable for older elementary, middle school, and high school students, explores the wildlife of the Indian subcontinent living in the rainforest. 9:50