Let's Create for Thanksgiving.Let's Create, Inc., 50 Cherry Road, Parsippany, Inc. 07054, (800 790-6655), 1996. VHS (Video Home System) A half-inch, analog videocassette recorder (VCR) format introduced by JVC in 1976 to compete with Sony's Betamax, introduced a year earlier. Format, 60 min., $19.95.
The Let's Create series of educational videotapes is up to six videos and growing. They present content ranging from pre-school art to multicultural mul·ti·cul·tur·al
1. Of, relating to, or including several cultures.
2. Of or relating to a social or educational theory that encourages interest in many cultures within a society rather than in only a mainstream culture. art appreciation. The two videos reviewed deal with art and craft activities that relate to the traditional fall holidays of Halloween and Thanksgiving. The on-camera instructor and producer of these videos is Ann Felice, an experienced art teacher and an exuberant exuberant /ex·u·ber·ant/ (eg-zoo´ber-ant) copious or excessive in production; showing excessive proliferation.
Proliferating or growing excessively. and knowledgeable presenter. Ms. Felice displays outstanding teaching skills as she guides her students through familiar holiday projects. The seven Halloween activities are presented in an art classroom setting with enthusiastic second and third grades.
The Thanksgiving theme video features craft oriented o·ri·ent
1. Orient The countries of Asia, especially of eastern Asia.
a. The luster characteristic of a pearl of high quality.
b. A pearl having exceptional luster.
3. projects in a more homelike setting. Both of these videos reinforce the need for children to work together cooperatively, display good manners Noun 1. good manners - a courteous manner
personal manner, manner - a way of acting or behaving
niceness, politeness - a courteous manner that respects accepted social usage
urbanity - polished courtesy; elegance of manner and observe safety procedures. Both videos are well worth their modest price for the teacher or parent in search of creative art projects that will meet the needs and expectations of kindergarten kindergarten [Ger.,=garden of children], system of preschool education. Friedrich Froebel designed (1837) the kindergarten to provide an educational situation less formal than that of the elementary school but one in which children's creative play instincts would be through sixth grade children. While emphasizing teacher-directed studio activities, the classroom experience of the teacher-presenter and involvement of respected art educators Judith Burton and Debbie Greh as advisors provide sound philosophical as well as practical endorsement for this series.