1. SERIOUSLY! The Future depends on play - teaser/fundraising clip


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    Come play at http://kck.st/TepuIc ww.seriouslythemovie.com www.facebook.com/seriouslythemovie SERIOUSLY! is a creative documentary that turns the work ethic on its head and reveals how vital play is to our health, happiness, and the future of life.

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    • Support The Moving Child on Indiegogo!


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      Help us raise $32k by the end of March! http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-moving-child/ The Moving Child is a film that aims to help support children in their physical, emotional, social and mental development by educating adults about the important role that dynamic movement plays in a child's wellbeing. Please consider donating as little as $10 to help us complete this film!

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      • going to Thailand


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        http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mandawalker/help-me-help-others Hi, my name is Amanda. I love my job as a nanny here in Los Angeles, and this summer I'm going to Thailand to help the children there. But I need some help to make it happen. I'll be volunteering (for 4 weeks this July) at a Temple in Surin, Thailand. I’ll be working in a daycare, run by the Monks there. The daycare was created to help impoverished families, so parents have a safe place to leave their children so that they can go and work. Volunteering abroad is something I have always wanted to do. i will do whatever I can to help those who need it. I want to make a difference, no matter how small. Knowing that I’ll be helping kids really speaks to my heart. I’ve been a nanny for 16 years and children are such an important part of my life. Everyday I feel incredibly blessed to live where I do and to earn a living doing something I LOVE. The children I take care of are all so wonderful that it’s made me realize that I want to pursue it as a career. I’ve recently gone back to school to get a degree in child development and early education. I’m faithful that the knowledge I gain from this volunteer experience will be invaluable. Since this is a volunteer situation I will not be paid for the work I'll be doing. In fact, I will have to pay them. The organization I am volunteering with charges a fee, I'm also responsible for buying my own plane tickets, all of my own food, and my vaccinations. And of course since I won't be recieving any income, I will somehow need pay my rent when I return on the 1st of August. But I've always believed if there is a will there is a way. If anyone watching this is touched or sees what a wonderful program this is for these poor Thai families, any donations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for watching! For more info, or to make a donation, please go here: helpmehelpothers.tumblr.com

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        • Day in the Life: Roboticist


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          Dr. Marek Michalowski creates adorable, interactive robotic characters for research, entertainment, therapy, education, and art. Watch our latest Day in the Life release and find out what jumpstarted his passion for technology and the human brain!

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          • Play Revisited: Lessons from Vygotsky (by Natalia Gajdamaschko)


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            3d International Conference on Imagination and Education, Vancouver, Canada, 2005. Invited Speaker: Natalia Gajdamaschko, Simon Fraser University. Abstract Despite the obvious interest of educators in the nature of play and its role in development of imagination, theoretical approaches to the analysis of play are so different that at times the picture becomes confusing for teachers. As educators, we all seem to agree that play is important and that we would like to utilize it in our educational settings. Still, as is the case with most things in educational affairs, not everyone agrees on the answers to two main questions: what is the role of play in a child's development overall and what is the role of teachers in organizing play? With regard to the second question, the proper role of adults in organizing or manipulating children's play still creates heated discussions in educational circles. Lev Vygotsky, a world famous Russian psychologist who viewed play as the most important activity of early childhood, provided valuable advice on how to analyze play and its role in overall child development. Vygotsky also helped us to understand how we, as teachers, can promote the development of imagination through play. My presentation will examine Vygotsky's theory of play as the leading activity of childhood.

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              The Moving Child is a film about children’s natural desire and imperative to move dynamically. The film connects dynamic movement in relationship with caregivers to emotional, social and mental wellbeing. To be released June 2013! http://www.themovingchild.com

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              • Gabor Mate: The Role of Stress in a Young Child's Life


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                Renowned physician and expert on mind-body wellness, Gabor Maté, MD, speaks at the Yoga Service Council conference about the long-term effects of stress and tension on a young child's life as well as the role of love, connection, and the authentic expression of self in the development of a healthy immune system. Explore more from Gabor Maté: http://www.eomega.org/workshops/teachers/gabor-mate

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                • Early Years Education - Mama Papa & Me


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                  Media Makes Us visited a course run by Mama Papa & Me, they provide advanced level training for parents and caregivers to nurture the moral and intellectual development of children in the early years (0-5 years). The aim of their courses is to equip participants with the necessary capabilities, one the one hand, and on the other, enable them to contribute more meaningfully and powerfully to the prevalent discourse in society surrounding parenting, child care and child development // http://revivingbalance.com A www.mediamakesus.com production www.facebook.com/mediamakesus www.twitter.com/mediamakesus Camera: Victoria Eyton, Sahba Saberian Director and Editor: Sahba Saberian Producer: Afshin Rohani Music: 'Already There (instrumental version)' by Josh Woodward (cc).

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                  • World Water Day - March 22nd, 2013


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                    Compassion International recognizes World Water Day on March 22nd, 2013. As the world’s leading child development ministry, Compassion International tackles the root causes of poverty in the lives of children around the globe. Providing safe water is a critical part of Compassion’s holistic child development programs that begin with a pregnant mother and continue through childhood to young adulthood. This proven, one-on-one approach is releasing more than one million children from poverty in 26 developing countries today.

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                    • "Embracing Hope Ethiopia" - A Documentary


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                      A short documentary profiling Jerry and Christy Shannon ("Embracing Hope Ethiopia" founders) and the area of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that they serve. "Embracing Hope Ethiopia" provides a full day caring environment for poor, vulnerable families in which children are; fed, educated, learn basis character development, play, feel valued, acquire social skills, and are loved on in Jesus’ name while at the same time their parents are free to seek out work in the community. Additionally, the initial center provides employment to more than 24 Ethiopians. ------------------------------ MUSIC "Places Between" and "Borrowing the Past" by Rhian Sheehan "Mesa" by Unwed Sailor "Rum Hee" by Shugo Tokumaru PRODUCTION CREDITS Producer / Director / Cinematographer: Sam Nuttmann Editor: Clay Doggett Assistant Camera / Production Assistant: Dawit Habtamu Art Card / Title Design: Davis Lloyd Copywriter: Christine Cahill Production Assistant: Tekabe Ambow Executive Producer: Dave McIlrath TECHNICAL INFO Camera: Canon 5D, T2i Lenses: Canon 17-40mm L, 24-70mm L, 70-200mm L Sound: Zoom H4n, Sennheiser G3 Color graded using Red Giant Magic Bullet Suite (redgiantsoftware.com) MORE INFO EmbracingHopeEthiopia.com ReFocusMedia.org Session7Media.com

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