Although this is an advertisement, this wordtoon spells out the word "dog," which might provide a good "break from the screen and grab a piece of paper to try it yourself- type activity." I like how the cartoon narrator says "If you can write, you can draw!" This is a good incentive for the preschoolers because so many like to write simple words but get hung up on how to draw. With these simple shapes added to the word dog to make a cartoon dog, the kids can get a look at how cartoonists use shapes to form their product, just like writers use shapes to form letters and words. I like the breaks to the lighter- side in these heavy topics on dog bite prevention. It is neat how Scoop it! allows for both.
I like that this program will let kids get creative with simple mouse moves when coloring in the dog. The paint feature is well- designed for kids because a simple click on the color followed by a single click in the outline space (for example, on the collar) allows the entire space (the collar) to get filled in. Young children would not have the coordination to us a mouse- controlled paint tool to complete the coloring page.This paint feature allows the kids to experience the paint program on the same interest level as what the paint program intended, but allows for simpler mouse moves to create the picture. This was a fantastic find, and I would like to see if elsewhere online there were more simple paint program coloring pages with different topics for preschoolers to experience .
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Carrie Bond's insight:
This YouTube video has a rockin' soundtrack and the text is simple for a teacher to read as the kids view the video. The entertainment value of the good- quality dog images paired with the soundtrack may make a good hook for a lesson involving young elementary students and the safety precautions to take when around a dog. While the kids can "ooh and ahh" over the contented dog smiles in the beginning of the video, the remainder of the video shows images that can help children pinpoint the behaviors that dogs exhibit in order to tell a child to back off. For example, sometimes, kids try to comfort a cowering dog, but as the video details, that is the most important time to give it space.
The video is primarily an instructional song for kids to listen to understand the precautions to take around dogs. The song is based off of "London Bridge is Falling Down" and has the children singing the song. I believe this will have a high interest value for young kids and will help reach those kids who like to memorize instructions to music. Another one of my favorite links, the message is simple and the video is not dumb as sooooo many links to preschool -geared content can be!
Information about, and links to Windows Media Video files of, 'Stay Dog Safe' video.
Carrie Bond's insight:
Charlie the cartoon dog from New Zealand is such a cute director of this video and has a great Australian accent to boot! The public service video is well- designed for kids to explore on their own. The narration is entertaining and provides a review of the safety considerations Charlie the dog just introduced in the video. The reiteration is good for young students to have when learning new information. The cartoon has enough animation to be entertaining without becoming frantic. This is one of my favorites! The cute rhymes Charlie quotes help to make the safety tips memorable.
Now, to understand the Māori (Australian/ New Zealand- type) of praise Charlie gives: "Ka pai!" Means "Well done!"
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