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WIDOWER, THE
PBS DISTRIBUTION
Series: TV SERIES, ADULT
Topic - Family
Description - Malcolm Webster (Reece Shearsmith) is, on the surface, a perfect British gentleman. Well-spoken, personable, and oozing with charm, he marries his first wife, Claire Morris (Sheridan Smith), in 1993. However, a year after her dream wedding, Claire is dead the apparent victim of a tragic road accident. Four years later, a broke Webster starts anew in New Zealand with his second wife, Felicity, who helps him to find love again. But on their wedding night she feels groggy, and for the next year suffers from unexplained blackouts.

This chilling true story tells how Felicity pieces small clues together before finally realizing that the death of Webster's first wife might not have been an accident. After Malcolm disappears and resurfaces in Scotland, Felicity begins a desperate race against time to try and convince a Scottish detective (John Hannah) her husband is in fact a cold-blooded killer already lining up wife number three.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - The Widower, a three part story from PBS took me by surprise. At first when I read the total time of 180 minutes, I thought to myself - 3 hours let me get ready.

I enjoyed the beautiful photography of Scotland and New Zealand. I am glad that the film was in 3 parts. After viewing Part 1, the suspense made me want to continue to watch.

The actors, especially Reece Shearshmith as Malcom are very good and you believe them. Although Malcom's actions to me are hard to believe.

The Widower is based on a true story about Malcom Webster(Reece Shearsmith), classified as a sociopath who charmed, married and killed his first wife, Claire (Sheridan Smith).

In the beginning of the film, at their wedding, Malcom was very convincing as he professes his love to Claire in front of the entire wedding party. As they begin their life, Malcom starts to plot his deed. He starts spending money on things that Claire feels unnecessary. Malcom buys an expensive clock and two expensive breed of puppies. When Claire begins to show opposition, Malcom begins to poison her slowly with a drug that he steals from the hospital where he works as a nurse.

Slowly Malcom weakens Claire with his "nice cup of tea" and urging her to keep hydrated with the poisonous water he prepares for her. Malcom manages to kill Claire by setting fire to their car and fabricates a story about a mysterious motorcyclist who ran them off the road. Malcom moves to New Zealand and meets Felicity (Kate Fleetwood) who becomes his second wife.

Malcom convinces Felicity that she helps him find love again after the death of his first wife Claire. They marry and Malcom begins immediately on their wedding night to again use his poisoning technique with tea and water. He manages to keep her groggy and she suffers from unexplained weakness and blackout. Malcom stops his madness when he learns that Felicity is pregnant. After the baby is born, he resumes his mission to again become a widower and this time he will have a child and money.

The suspense has me on the edge of me seat, will Malcolm get away with killing Felicity too? The film is suspenseful and shows the deviousness and callousness of Malcom as he leaves Felicity with her money and returns to Scotland and seeks a new wealthy woman to marry, kill and make himself a "widower" again. Malcom, a real charmer is able to convince people that he is not doing anything wrong. While it is based on a true story, I know that parts of the story are different from the real story. The Widower is filled with suspense and unbelievable actions of a sociopath, who is also fascinated with fires and is willing to do what he needs to do in order to get what he wants.

This movie is for audience over 18 years old.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - see adult review
Runtime: 180 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 18-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 20.99
Media: Video and DVD
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NEW YORK STREET GAMES

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NEW YORK STREET GAMES
FALCO INK / HIGHBROW ENTERTAINMENT
Series: INDEPENDENT DOCUMENTARY, ADULT
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Covers the origins of the street games that were played and shared by all children within inner city neighborhoods. It's narrated by Hector Elizondo and features interviews with Regis Philbin, Ray Romano and Keith David, among many others.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - A gem, especially for those who grew up in NYC or have heard the countless stories of what kids used to do in the summer and on weekends. A romantic, sentimental feel to it with wonderful memories. Kids would learn a little history, about life before computer games and other modern toys. A fun and in-depth analysis of NYC games and kids. Adults had fun yelling out the rules they could remember while watching. It is fun to see children playing, and value in their learning the games and understanding the history, but this is more geared toward adults in it's language, than toward kids. The archival footage of children playing stickball, stoopball, etc., while the adults watched from sidelines and windows was fun and historical. Provoked many questions concerning the way our children play today and their healthier more active lifestyle. Comes with a game rule booklet to aid in the quest to revive some of these seldom played games.
Runtime: 76 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: ADULT-ADULT
Suggested Retail Price: $ 29.95
Media: DVD


I'M DREAMING OF ORLANDO

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I'M DREAMING OF ORLANDO
JOSHUA CARLSON
Series: ORLANDO MAKES ME SMILE COMPETITION - STUDENT
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Facing the bitter Minnesota winter, our snow thrower operator gets lost in his thoughts of Mickey and his home town Orlando, which always makes him smile.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Student submission - Orlando Makes Me Smile Competition - Winner.
Runtime: 3 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: 5-ADULT
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


FIVE HEARTBEATS, THE

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FIVE HEARTBEATS, THE
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Get ready to be rocked to your soul by The Five Heartbeats! This Motown-flavored masterpiece is the story of five young friends drawn together by music. Their dream of success takes them from amateur nights in ghetto clubs to the pinnacle of show business success and personal tragedy. Starring Robert Townsend, Leon, Michael Wright, Diahann Carroll, Troy Beyer, Chuck Patterson, Theresa Randle, Harold Nicholas, John Canada Terrell, Tressa Thomas, Tico Wells, John Witherspoon, Harry Lennix.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Very good film but contains some profanity for which we would only show this to an adult audience, including the "f" word. There is also some sexual behavior which makes it unsuitable for children such as a couple having sex in a closet. It is something that older students and adults would appreciate and offers insight into what it was to e a block teen or college student at this time.
Runtime: 120 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.98
Media: DVD

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KING

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KING
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Series: FEATURE FILM, AGES 12-18
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Nominated for nine Emmy Awards´┐Ż, this "astute and compelling" (Variety) biography based on the remarkable life of Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., takes an intimate look at one of the world's most public heroes during one of the most tumultuous times in American history. Starring Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson and Ossie Davis, King is a riveting tale that appropriately honors a true legend.In 1950s/60s America, the civil rights movement found its leader in a Southern Baptist minister. Using lyrical eloquence, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., motivated masses of people black and white to demand equality by way of nonviolent protest. But in spite of his peaceful agenda, Dr. King was often the target of terrible violence. He was never swayed from his path, however; for by the time he was assassinated in 1968, Dr. King had already defined dream that would change a nation forever. Starring Paul Winfield, Cicely Tyson, Ossie David, Howard Rollins, William Jordan, Cliff DeYoung, Tony Bennett
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Excellent epic series. At 270 minutes, you've got a mini series here that most will want to watch in sections. It moves along chronologically and pays homage and respect to some of our early leaders in the civil rights movement but Dr. King is the main focus. Nicely done, excellent structure and style. It takes a pretty object view of our nation's civil rights history and highlights some of the embarrassments and some of the triumphs. The racial discrimination characteristic of the times is portrayed in historically accurate ways. What is also portrayed is King's stand and conviction to non-violence. It gives a lot of insight into the life of an important individual and is very inspirational. It exposes the tragedy of the assassination, the riots and the discrimination of the time. On the heels of the historic election of an African American to the office of the President of the United States, this is dually compelling.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Kids enjoyed it though felt it was too long. "It was really really long." "I learned things I didn't know about Martin Luther King Jr." "Dr. King is quite a role model. He was against violence to anyone." "Wow! I can't believe people treated each other like that." "It was like the slave times all over again." They recognized the discrimination and racism as wrong and commented on how incredible it was to learn about since they had not seen it in their lifetime (fortunately). "I wrote a report on MLK last year so this was interesting." Favorite part: When he gave his 'I Have a Dream' speech."
Runtime: 270 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: Adult-Adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.98
Media: DVD

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MUHAMMAD ALI AKA CASSIUS CLAY

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MUHAMMAD ALI AKA CASSIUS CLAY
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Series: DOCUMENTARY, ADULTS
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - "A study of crazy brilliance and flamboyant sincerity" (LA Herald-Examiner), a.k.a. Cassius Clay presents a fascinating look at the incredible life and achievements of one of the most courageous, outspoken and charismatic figures of boxing: Muhammad Ali. Born Cassius Clay in 1942, Alisoon rose to become a renowned athlete, an articulate author and a compelling political leader. Audacious, ambitious and totally fearless, Ali became a symbol of pride, a legend of hope and one of the most extraordinary cultural icons of the 20th century. Filled with "plenty of meat in the visual material" (Newsweek), a.k.a. Cassius Clay charts the voyage of a man who grabbed Olympic gold at the age of 18, captured the world heavyweight title at 21 and ultimately came to power as one of the most forceful leaders of the American civil rights movement. Featuring clips from his most celebrated fights with Archie Moore and Sonny Liston, rare interviews with his trainer Cus D'Amato and extraordinary footage of Ali during his alliance with Malcolm X, a.k.a. Cassius Clay is an "intelligently and artistically assembled" (Los Angeles Times) and "provocative" Box office) documentary. Starring Cassius Clay Cus D'Amato, Richard Kiley, Robert De Niro.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Cassius Clay was very aggressive in his quest to live out his personal legend. This documentary is well constructed. It tells a well rounded story about this World Championship boxer. It is easy to become involved in the film and follow it from beginning to end. It explores his life from resilient boxer to inspiring speaker - stressing Muhammad Ali's important role in history. It includes information and footage about slavery and the past struggles of the African American people. At the end of the film, the narrator says that "A champion is a species of hero who is nourished by misfortune which is why he attracts legend," which goes directly hand in hand in describing the life of Muhammad Ali. The editing of the archival footage comes together nicely. It follows a linear timeline, starting with Ali's beginnings of boxing and ending with his newfound beliefs,. It shows how the one-tracked Cassius Clay who cares about nothing more than being great becomes Muhammad Ali. There is a fair amount of violence in this film and it does tent to glorify his pride and lack of humility. He would repeatedly say things such as, "I'll whoop any man in the world... I am the greatest!" to any opponent.
Runtime: 75 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: Adult-Adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.98
Media: DVD

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YOGA WITH YOUR BABY

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YOGA WITH YOUR BABY
YOGA WITH LOVE AND SPECIALTY STUDIOS
Series: INDEPENDENT FEATURE, AGES 0-2
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Playful, easy poses for the whole family. Helps parents consciously connect with their baby/toddler. Cultivate mindfulness and compassion while interacting with children through yoga and music.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Good advice for a mom who wishes to practice yoga with her infant or toddler as part of the practice. The child benefits from the bonding experience of being held while Mom exercises. Mom benefits by tuning into her body in a new way. Well paced, this is definitely designed for a very specific audience. The music is very soothing, as is the host's voice. If you are looking for something to bring some peace into your life as a new Mom, go no further - this is it! Very sweet.
Runtime: 100 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: Adult-Adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 19.95
Media: DVD


FABULOUSLY FIT MOMS: SUPER ENERGIZED WORKOUT

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ENTERTAINMENT ONE
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT, AGES ADULT
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Treat your body like a fine-tuned race car and go from zero to sixty with FABULOUSLY FIT MOMS: Super Energized Workout. Jennifer Nicole Lee's energizing moves will enable you to take on your busy day with newfound confidence and gusto with this total body cardio and fat-blasting routine.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Jennifer Nicole has put a new spin on exercise for moms with young kids. Her enthusiasm is contagious. What a great and fun way to get back to your "before your baby" shape.
Runtime: 45 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: Adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.98
Media: DVD

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LITTLE UPSTARTS VOL. 1

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LITTLE UPSTARTS VOL. 1
LITTLE UPSTARTS, LLC
Series: INDEPENDENT SHORT, AGES 0-2
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Provides an opportunity for parents to interact with their babies by combining specific step-by-step exercises and guided professional instruction with entertaining visuals and sounds. Promotes proper physical development in babies.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Excellent instructional DVD that gives step by step exercises and guided professional instruction for helping your baby who is zero to five-month-old. Clearly presented and illustrated with visuals such as live action segments between parent and baby, original drawings, puppets, marbles and colorful play objects. Designed for parent and caregiver to do with their baby, giving them the opportunity to nurture her natural development while bonding with their baby and encouraging them to move about in their first few months of life. Well done. Both male and female parents are shown. Background music is very respective but it's the only drawback. The professional instruction is outstanding.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - It is stressed in the introduction that this is not an attempt to produce "super babies," just to help parents learn good exercise techniques to use with children. The babies responded by reaching and smiling at the puppets and artwork. Some made sounds in response to it. Many made movements when they were shown the onscreen Daddy. This is really more for parents than for children.
Runtime: 30 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: Adult-Adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 16.95
Media: DVD
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FABULOUSLY FIT MOMS: TOTAL BODY WORKOUT

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FABULOUSLY FIT MOMS: TOTAL BODY WORKOUT
ENTERTAINMENT ONE
Series: FABULOUSLY FIT MOMS
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Tighten and tone from head to toe in as little as thirty minutes with this fat-burning and conditioning workout designed to provide perfect balance of muscle and curves. Combining Fusion based conditioning with cardio and strength training moves. Providing new ways for Mom and her kids to exercise together.
Runtime: 45 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: Adult-Adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.98
Media: DVD
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GET FIT TOGETHER

KIDS FIRST QUALIFIED ENDORSEMENT
GET FIT TOGETHER
MOM AND TOT FITNESS
Topic - Family
Description - Fitness work-outs for parents to do with children.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - This is a fitness DVD for adults that enables the child to participate with the parent in a fun way. Allison Thummel, her son, Andrew and four of their friends perform cardio and toning exercises for kids and moms. Picture is of low quality with one animated background and juvenile music. Lacks diversity. All of the people on-screen are Caucasian.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Mixed responses. Several children, mostly 3- and 4-year-olds understood the actions and played along. Younger kids were puzzled by the activities. Parents tried to stimulate involvement but clearly, the older ones enjoyed it best. Parents had to actively model the exercises to get the kids involved. Some parents used younger children as "weights" to increase the value of the exercises. Bouncing the little ones in time to the music got some grins.
Runtime: 91 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: Adult-Adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 19.95
Media: DVD


BABY BABBLE

KIDS FIRST ENDORSED
BABY BABBLE
TALKING CHILD LLC
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Exposes children to early developing sounds and words, as well as introducing them to simple sign language. A 12-step tutorial at the end provides caregivers with ideas to encourage language development.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Uses images of bright colored toys with narrator to teach word development. Accompanied by original music. Interspersed is a head short of a woman saying different words and making facial gestures with sounds. Doesn't repeat sequences, which would enhance its educational value. Very good tutorial at the end that delivers an excellent message to new parents about language development for babies. The end part is definitely geared for adults, not for babies.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Short clips are well timed. The baby watching starts to lose interest just as the clip is changing and her attention is captured again. About fifteen minutes was the total attention span though. They relate to the words offered - eat, more, drink, book, up down, colors. One-year-olds enjoyed watching the toys on screen.
Runtime: 45 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 19.99
Media: DVD
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DR. TOY'S SMART PLAY, SMART TOYS

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DR. TOY'S SMART PLAY, SMART TOYS
EDUCATIONAL INSIGHTS
Series: HOW TO RAISE A CHILD WITH A HIGH PQ (PLAY QUOTIENT
Topic - Family
Description - A child's ability to play does more than provide for fun and diversion; it is critical for his or her emotional and intellectual growth, and teaches everything from social skills to analytical thinking. Stevanne Auerbach, Ph. D., has dedicated a lifetime to the importance of play and gives you specific advice on which toys to buy and what kind of games to play to empower your child's overall development.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Dr. Stevanne Auerbach's new book, "Dr. Toy's Smart Play Smart Toys: How to Raise a Child with a High PQ* (Play Quotient)" is an ideal gift for a new parent or one with older kids who's interested in expanding their child's interests and play opportunities. What Dr. Toy has created is a simple, easy-to-follow guide for selecting age-appropriate toys or play opportunities for your child or grandchild that addresses specific needs of children at different stages of their development. Dr. Toy is not some "ivory tower" sort of child psychologist whose experience is learned from books. She is practical, down-to-earth, and a seasoned mother and grandmother. She explains, in lay terms, the role of play in developing a well rounded, resilient child. She helps parents understand a child's developmental stages and what's needed at each one: how to direct a child's play into new areas; how to use toys wisely; how to purchase smartly; and why playing together helps strengthen relationships between parent and child. I loved this book and recommend it for all parents, especially new ones.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: Adult-Adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 15
Media: Book ISBN # 1567676529
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BABY AND PARENT NURSERY: LANGUAGE & NUMBERS PLAYTIME

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BABY AND PARENT NURSERY: LANGUAGE & NUMBERS PLAYTIME
BRIGHTENING MINDS, INC.
Series: BABY AND PARENT NURSERY
Topic - Family
Description - A fun DVD with sections for both baby and parents. For parents, expert advice from doctors is provided on how to maximize your baby's potential. For the little one, engaging images and music provide stimulation as baby grows into the more challenging language and number exercises.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Superb guidance for new parents coupled with stunning visual effects for baby to watch. Calming and informative. Doesn't force teaching. Well researched advice is practical and non-technical. Offers everything from brain formation to music to pre-math skills. Beautiful, varied music.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Older kids were captivated, singing songs and doing the alphabet exercises. Babies were enthralled with the ever-changing objects. One baby was particularly drawn to the sequence with dripping and spinning toys. Preschool kids asked to watch it again; other parents asked to borrow it.
Runtime: 93 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: ADULT-ADULT
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.95
Media: DVD ISBN # 0972889124


BABY AND PARENT NURSERY: AGES AND STAGES PLAYTIME

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BABY AND PARENT NURSERY: AGES AND STAGES PLAYTIME
BRIGHTENING MINDS, INC.
Series: BABY AND PARENT NURSERY
Topic - Family
Description - Sections for both parents and babies make this a valuable DVD for new parents. Stimulating images and music keep infants entertained, and up-to-date advice is given for parents who wish to maximize the potential in their baby's early development.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Excellent parental material. Thoughtful, simple and calm. Well organized and useful with good examples: interesting scientific discoveries and explanations on how to stimulate a child's mind. Children's segment is perfectly paced for little ones, full of things to observe and learn from.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Loved the music selections and hummed along. Older kids sat back and watched the entire time. Babies waved toys in time to the music while facing the screen. Clear images and hypnotizing movements relaxed them all. Pre-schoolers talked about the toys and colors to parents and asked to see it again.
Runtime: 100 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.95
Media: DVD ISBN # 0972889116


BABY BABBLE VHS

KIDS FIRST ENDORSED
BABY BABBLE VHS
TALKING CHILD LLC
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Exposes children to early developing sounds and words, as well as introducing them to simple sign language. A 12-step tutorial at the end provides caregivers with ideas to encourage language development.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Uses images of bright colored toys with narrator to teach word development. Accompanied by original music. Interspersed is a head short of a woman saying different words and making facial gestures with sounds. Doesn't repeat sequences, which would enhance its educational value. Very good tutorial at the end that delivers an excellent message to new parents about language development for babies. The end part is definitely geared for adults, not for babies.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Short clips are well timed. The baby watching starts to lose interest just as the clip is changing and her attention is captured again. About fifteen minutes was the total attention span though. They relate to the words offered - eat, more, drink, book, up down, colors. One-year-olds enjoyed watching the toys on screen.
Runtime: 45 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 16.99
Media: VIDEO


TO BE A FATHER

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TO BE A FATHER
I AM YOUR CHILD FDN, NYC
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - In English and Spanish, featuring information on what fathers can do to help promote and participate in young children's healthy development.
Runtime: 28 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: Adul;-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: DVD


MY GRANDBABY & ME (VHS)

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MY GRANDBABY & ME (VHS)
MY BABY AND ME EXERCISE
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - A learn and play program encouraging grandparents and grandbabies to play together. It combines exercise, music, and learning. There are rhymes, circle-time activities, lullabies and tips on how to best physically interact with your grandbaby.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Excellent content and presentation. Good pace, great diversity, informative and encouraging with excellent role models Sensible way of showing a nervous grandparent how to play. Unspoken message is that all grandparents have concerns in common.
Runtime: 45 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 17.95
Media: VIDEO ISBN # 1574165011
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WE SIGN: BABIES & TODDLERS

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WE SIGN: BABIES & TODDLERS
PRODUCTION ASSOCIATES
Series: WE SIGN
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Offers instruction for using sign language with pre-verbal infants and toddlers. Includes basic instruction and teaches more than 200 words.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Well produced, clearly presented, easy-to-follow. Moves quickly. Offers a tool for children to communicate with an adult before they can speak. Broadens children's view of the world. Stimulates language development.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - WONDERFUL! Kids loved this. By the end they knew about twenty signs and immediately demanded to watch it again.
Runtime: 60 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 29.95
Media: VIDEO ISBN # 1887120653
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PLAYTIME FOR YOU AND ME

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PLAYTIME FOR YOU AND ME
BABY PLAYTIME
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - A baby's development depends on love and interaction. This program is designed for parents to interact with their baby with simple playtime activities that are designed to encourage development of cognitive skills.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Four specific programs follow a logical progression based on a child's development level. Content well organized and accessible through direct links. Sophisticated but uncomplicated. Targets middle-class parents. "Shows what cool things babies CAN do."
Runtime: 130 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 39.95
Media: DVD ISBN # 0-9793942-5-0


MOVE 'N GROOVE KIDS, VOLUME 1

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MOVE 'N GROOVE KIDS, VOLUME 1
KSK VISUALS INC.
Series: MOVE 'N GROOVE KIDS
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Dance and exercise program based on creative movement philosophy. Teaches action words as well as movement.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Great training tool for teachers and parents. Good movement ideas; great multiracial mix of kids shown. Teacher demonstrate trust by allowing kids to jump over her. Could be used by kids and parents together but doesn't work for kids on their own.
Runtime: 26 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 19.95
Media: DVD ISBN # 0 9120955 0 0
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BABY WHISPERER, THE VOLUME 1

KIDS FIRST ENDORSED
BABY WHISPERER, THE VOLUME 1
TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Based on the best-selling Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg, teaches parents how to calm, connect and communicate with their newborn child. Provides simple, accessible programs that parents can begin before and after the baby is born.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Well produced. Relaxing; peaceful and soothing tone. Logically organized. Information is clearly outlined, each section is short and to the point. Offers common sense and practical options to choose from. Shows fathers as equal caregivers.
Runtime: 71 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: ADULT-ADULT
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.98
Media: DVD
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AUTISM AND THE NEW LAW

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AUTISM AND THE NEW LAW
EDVANTAGE MEDIA, INC.
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Addresses the components of the Advancement of Pediatric Autism Research Act, a law passed to find more effective treatments and a cure for autism.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Upbeat, sensitive and reassuring presentation. Accurate; appropriate language. Use of both parents of autistic children and professionals is effective. Promotes acceptance and respect for autistic children. Supportive, hopeful and encouraging.
Runtime: 30 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: ADULT-ADULT
Suggested Retail Price: $ 49.95
Media: VIDEO ISBN # 0-9646168-8-2


NEW PARACHUTE GAMES VIDEO, THE

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NEW PARACHUTE GAMES VIDEO, THE
NEW GAMES LTD
Series: NEW GAMES
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Twenty known and unusual games are presented to show physical education teachers how parachutes can be used to teach social and physical skills. The emphasis is on teamwork and having fun.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Great instructional ideas for adults or teachers. Provides examples, short explanations and builds on basic games. Excellent way to promote cooperation between children in a sport that is non-competitive but is good exercise. Kids enjoyed it.
Runtime: 27 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: ADULT-ADULT
Suggested Retail Price: $ 29.95
Media: VIDEO


SLEEP LIKE A BABY: WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT BABIES AND SLEEP

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SLEEP LIKE A BABY: WHAT EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT BABIES AND SLEEP
HEART AT WORK PRODUCTIONS
Series: SLEEP LIKE A BABY
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - The most popular sleep methods for new parents and their baby are sleep training and co-sleeping. This video is designed to help parents formulate a plan that is best for their family, offering solutions, choices and support.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Professional, balanced view on both co-sleeping and sleep training infants. Interesting and effective format incorporates home-video-like segments of parents and studio quality interviews with experts. Comforting tone. Excellent for first-time parents.
Runtime: 30 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 19.95
Media: VIDEO ISBN # 0-9676999-0-8


PLAYTIME FOR NEWBORNS

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PLAYTIME FOR NEWBORNS
BABY PLAYTIME
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - An interactive play program to assist baby's sensory and physical milestone development. Features a mother playing with her baby while focusing on visual, tactile, hearing and strength movement milestones.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Basic information presented in a positive, loving way. Safety concerns and cautions may not be stated strongly enough or could be lost on those who do not read well. Slow pace. Jurors particularly enjoyed information on infant massage. No diversity shown.
Runtime: 26 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 15.95
Media: VIDEO ISBN # 0-9703042-1-8


PLAYTIME FOR TODDLERS

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PLAYTIME FOR TODDLERS
BABY PLAYTIME
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - An interactive play program to assist baby's sensory and physical milestone developments. Features a mother playing with her baby while focusing on developing motor skills, strength, balance, coordination and movement.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Upbeat, simple, informative and fun presentations. Cheerful and positive. Shows age-appropriate play activities for adults who spend time with young children. Gives both verbal and visual instructions. Lacks cultural diversity.
Runtime: 32 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 15.95
Media: VIDEO ISBN # 0-9703042-4-2


PLAYTIME FOR CREEPERS

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PLAYTIME FOR CREEPERS
BABY PLAYTIME
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - An interactive play program to assist baby's sensory and physical milestone development. Features a mother playing with her baby while focusing on baby's visual, tactile, hearing, strength, balance, coordination and movement development.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Well organized with a clear structure. Provides parents with helpful, age-appropriate information. A fun way to spark interaction between parent and baby. Lacks cultural diversity.
Runtime: 30 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 15.95
Media: VIDEO ISBN # 0-9703042-3-4


PLAYTIME FOR BABIES

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PLAYTIME FOR BABIES
BABY PLAYTIME
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - An interactive play program to assist baby's sensory and physical milestone development. Features a mother playing with her baby while focusing on visual, tactile, hearing, strength and movement milestones.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Practical and useful information, particularly for first-time parents. Effective examples of play techniques and positive modeling for warm interaction. Lack of father or male caregiver is disappointing. Little cultural diversity shown.
Runtime: 28 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 15.95
Media: VIDEO ISBN # 0-9703042-2-6


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LEARNING FOR LIFE: KIDS AND LEARNING DIFFERENCES
DISNEY CHANNEL
Series: DISNEY CHANNEL
Topic - Family
Description - Profiles children who have overcome learning obstacles and learned to cope with hyperactivity, inattention and other challenges. Perspectives from parents, students and administrators offer hope and understanding.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Informative, interesting, sensitive, documentary style. Jumps around. Great message that kids are just kids even though some learn differently. Good diversity shown.

KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $
Media: TV


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BABY MATTERS
PARENTING SOLUTIONS INC.
Series: PARENTING SOLUTIONS
Topic - Family
Description - Good resource for parents to track prenatal care, medical data, child's developmental process, milestones, family tree, histories and photos of their child's life from prenatal to babyhood.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Knowledgeable, beneficial program. Provides links to authoritative web sites. Presented in an easy-to-understand format that allows structured and unstructured data entry. "A wonderful way to document the growth and development of your child."
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - Designed for adult use.
Platform: WIN platform
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 29.95
Media: CDROM ISBN # 0-96799-9943-0-6


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TEN THINGS EVERY CHILD NEEDS
CONSUMERVISION, INC.
Topic - Family
Description - Explains how our earliest interactions influence a child's brain development. Expounds on ten basic topics: interaction, touch, stability, safety, self-esteem, quality childcare, play, communication, music and reading.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Positive and motivating information. Intersperses interviews with video segments and live action clips of children. Outstanding resource for parents both young and mature. Assertions are supported with examples, "like watching a '60 Minutes' segment."
Runtime: 60 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: Adult-Adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.95
Media: VIDEO


LET'S GO POTTY

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LET'S GO POTTY
PARENTING RESOURCES, INC.
Topic - Family
Description - Designed to reinforce parenting skills necessary to successfully toilet train a baby. Demonstrates patient, positive guidance and addresses how impatience leads to child abuse.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Thorough but dry production. Follows logical progression through all aspects of toilet training. Basic principals are sound. Narrator is hard to understand. "As a pediatrician, I would have liked more explanation about working with resistant learners."
Runtime: 22 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 10.95
Media: VIDEO
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PREGNANT PAUSE

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PREGNANT PAUSE
GRACIE G RECORDS
Topic - Music
Description - Features a collection of music, including contemporary harp music, intended for parents and children alike. Includes familiar tunes such as Greensleeves and Brahm's Lullaby. Good for quiet times.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Eclectic blend of jazz, lullabies and religious music. "Lovely and interesting arrangements." "I had hoped to hear a lot of harp music but didn't. The instruments included were just as powerful." "I particularly enjoyed the 'Amazing Grace' arrangement."
Runtime: 45 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-adult
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.95
Media: AUDIO


BABIES MAKE MUSIC

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BABIES MAKE MUSIC
HEADBONE
Series: LYNN KLEINER SERIES
Topic - Music
Description - Early childhood music pioneer Lynn Kleiner shows how musical interactions can be delightful and easy, even for parents with no music background. She uses a variety of activities including massage rhymes, lullabies, games, songs and dances.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Easy to follow, enjoyable, very rhythmic, good for language development. Encourages parents to interact with their child using songs and activities. "As a parent, I thought the video was a good teaching tool." Repeats songs so you can learn them easily.
KIDS FIRST!® Kid Jurors say - This is really designed for parents though kids enjoyed the puppets and watching babies and children on-screen. Some made animal noises along with the puppets and danced. Some didn't want to watch it at all.
Runtime: 52 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: adult-ADULT
Suggested Retail Price: $ 14.95
Media: VIDEO ISBN # 0-9653636-1-9


SHE SAID YES:  THE UNLIKELY MARTYRDOM OF CASSIE BERNALL

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SHE SAID YES: THE UNLIKELY MARTYRDOM OF CASSIE BERNALL
ACTIVE PARENTING PUBLISHERS
Topic - Music
Description - Columbine victim Cassie Bernall had once been on the same destructive path as her killers. This video tells the story of the steps her parents took to put their troubled teen back on track. The exclusive authorized documentary explores Cassie's triumph over her own destructive behavior and final confrontation with the evil she rejected. Produced by parent educator Dr. Michael Popkin and Golden Apple winner Kathy Vander, the video includes interviews with Cassie's parents, friends and others influential in her extraordinary story.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Well produced. Encourages parents to take a proactive role with their kids. Meaningfully shows how a teen can positively influence the life of a peer. Contains Christian content. Some jurors experienced audio problems.
Runtime: 35 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: ADULT-ADULT
Suggested Retail Price: $ 25
Media: VIDEO ISBN # 1574165014


EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE: HOW TO RAISE A RESPONSIBLE CHILD

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EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE: HOW TO RAISE A RESPONSIBLE CHILD
ACTIVE PARENTING PUBLISHERS
Series: ACTIVE PARENTING TODAY VIDEO LIBRARY
Topic - Music
Description - Teaches discipline skills that help develop cooperation and responsibility. Encourages use of logical consequences.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Information is clear and concise. Good resource for parents with practical, down to earth information. Teaches decision-making skills and positive problem solving. Sample role-play scenarios bring the messages to life.
Runtime: 28 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: ADULT-ADULT
Suggested Retail Price: $ 49.95
Media: VIDEO


SIDESTEPPING THE POWER STRUGGLE: HOW TO REDIRECT YOUR TEEN'S MISBEHAVIOR

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SIDESTEPPING THE POWER STRUGGLE: HOW TO REDIRECT YOUR TEEN'S MISBEHAVIOR
ACTIVE PARENTING PUBLISHERS
Series: ACTIVE PARENTING OF TEENS VIDEO LIBRARY
Topic - Music
Description - Identify your teens' goals when they misbehave and avoid power struggles. Solve problems with teens. Watch other parents set guidelines for parties and dating.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Applicable to all parents of teens. Preventive measures are discussed with techniques to avoid a power struggle before it starts. The included brochure augments the video. The video itself is not comprehensive, and the rapid pace diminishes its principle.
Runtime: 28 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: ADULT-ADULT
Suggested Retail Price: $ 49.95
Media: VIDEO


DISCIPLINE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

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DISCIPLINE MAKES THE DIFFERENCE
ACTIVE PARENTING PUBLISHERS
Series: SUCCESSFUL PARENTING
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - No one method of discipline works with all children, and no one method works every time. This video presents a range of alternatives that teach responsible behavior and self-control without damaging a child's self-esteem.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Good examples of each disciplinary technique, with ways to proceed in a positive manner. Some thought portions were disrespectful, such as using the "time-out" chair. Low production and audio quality.
Runtime: 17 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: ADULT-ADULT
Suggested Retail Price: $ 49.95
Media: VIDEO


ACTIVE PARENTING TODAY

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ACTIVE PARENTING TODAY
ACTIVE PARENTING PUBLISHERS
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Develop courage, responsibility and self-esteem in your child, using Active Parenting principles. Contains an hour of video illustrating styles of parenting, effective non-violent discipline skills and logical consequences.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Content is very good with realistic lessons that are valuable to any parent. The presentation lacks appeal. The video clips are only a few inches in diameter, the narrator is dull, and it lacks flexibility, forcing constant review of some segments.
Platform: WIN platform
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: ADULT-ADULT
Suggested Retail Price: $ 39.95
Media: CDROM ISBN # 1-880283-23-9


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DAY ONE A POSITIVE BEGINNING
NEW HORIZONS FOR LEARNING
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Practical tips for parents and caregivers to create positive environments, from birth, to promote children's fullest mental, physical and emotional development. Used by hospitals, birthing centers and parenting education programs.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Well organized. Text is sophisticated, clearly presented and articulated. Good sound, excellent visuals, good diversity but too wordy. Parenting advice is appropriate and easy to implement suggestions. Delivery lacks impact and appeal.
Runtime: 30 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: ADULT-ADULT
Suggested Retail Price: $ 125
Media: VIDEO


EXERCISE WITH DADDY & ME

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EXERCISE WITH DADDY & ME
MY BABY AND ME EXERCISE
Topic - How-To
Description - Amusing program for dads looking for ways to relate to their babies. Offers ways for father and baby to interact through movement, music and massage. Features a group discussion on fatherhood. Instructors are a registered nurse and a pediatrician.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - Well done, visually appealing, good pace. Useful if adults will interact with baby in the ways shown in video. Little cultural diversity. Great ideas for engaging fathers. Instruction on how to hold baby properly are not very clear.
Runtime: 50 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: ADULT-ADULT
Suggested Retail Price: $ 19.95
Media: VIDEO ISBN # 1574165006
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BABY'S WORLD, A

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BABY'S WORLD, A
DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS
Topic - Education/Instructional
Description - Examines early child development and processes that transform infants capabilities into walking, talking human beings. Each episode looks at different human characteristics, tracing development through the first years of life.
KIDS FIRST!® Adult Jurors say - An extraordinary series rich with information. "Wonderful survey on cognitive and motor development in the first three years of life." Beautiful photography. Features diverse group of children and families. Adults had some safety concerns.
Runtime: 180 minutes
KIDS FIRST! Juror Recommended Age: ADULT-ADULT
Suggested Retail Price: $ 39.95
Media: VIDEO


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