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Journey Through Fear
Series: Wapos Bay
Wapos Bay is an animated series about the adventures of three Cree children living in northern Saskatchewan. T-Bear and his father Jacob, become local celebrities when they get stranded in the fire tower because they are afraid to come down. Raven, who is afraid of the water, prepares for a fishi...
Accompanied by music, this wordless program takes viewers into the magical world of Co Hoedeman, a master of illusion and lighting wizard. On the stage of a small puppet theatre, set up in the centre of a larger theatre, a hand puppet conjures up three talented acrobats. Performing amazing feats ...
Bread Comes to Life
Through live-action footage, time-lapse photography and animations, Bread Comes to Life tells the story of the sowing, growing, reaping, threshing, milling, mixing, shaping, kneading, rising, baking and breaking of daily bread. Viewers observe the work of a small town baker, visit a large farm, a...
Wild About Books
Librarian Molly McGrew takes her book mobile to the zoo where she introduces the animals to reading. Molly finds joke books for the hyenas, books in Chinese for the pandas, and waterproof books for the otters. Before long, the animals become voracious readers and they soon begin writing as well. ...
This program combines simple pencil drawings, splashes of colour and effective instrumental accompaniment with Peter Reynold's simple story, The Dot. Vashti transforms from a reluctant artist to one who encourages others in their endeavours. Opportunities to address viewing objectives abound.
This colourful, animated and musical production combines a traditional African American spiritual with interesting facts about the bones of the human body. Singing, dancing skeletons introduce viewers to the major bones of the body in this adaptation of the book by Bob Barner.
Counting and Symbolizing
The Monsters are invited to help Cousin Digit do an inventory of fish at his fish store. Because the fish move around, it is difficult to get an accurate count. A variety of counting strategies help the Monsters understand one-to-one correspondence.
The Monsters learn how to recognize, describe, extend and create patterns. One Monster starts and asks the next to continue - but what exactly makes a pattern and how can it be extended? Other Monsters decorate their rooms with flip patterns, number patterns and growth patterns.
The Monsters learn that Binary Bill does not know how to get to the Monsters' castle from his computer shop. A free form map is drawn and sent to Binary Bill by e-mail. When Binary Bill asks for landmarks, the Monsters label all the streets in their neighbourhood.
The Monsters create an accurate model of their town by taking a look at the different shapes and sizes of the buildings. They explore concepts of perspective, encounter a triangular prism, cube, cylinder and octagonal prism and discover information about the characteristics of these shapes.
The Making of Tens
The Monsters decide to send gift boxes of fruit to their relatives. They want to send out boxes of 10 to each relative, and decide that no two boxes should contain the same combination of fruit. Addition and subtraction are used to help determine how many fruits of each kind are placed in each box.
Number Conservation, Transformation and Equivalency
The Monsters decide to plant two gardens, each with the identical number of monster melon plants. Aunt Tulip delivers two piles, each containing the same number of seeds. One pile, however, is stacked high while the other is spread out. This provides an opportunity to explore number conservation ...