Distributed by Bullfrog Films, PO Box 149, Oley, PA 19547; 800-543-FROG (3764)
Produced by marblemedia, and Sinking Ship Productions
Directed by J.J. Johnson
DVD, color, 30 min each
Pre-K - Grade 2
Art, Careers, Education, Child Development
Reviewed by Deidra N. Herring, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Date Entered: 9/3/2008
The DVDs are a part of a thirteen episode series, each featuring five short six-minute educational thematic segments. In Getting Creative-Part I, six year old hostess, Emily, visits artists and introduces young audiences to a variety of artwork and educational concepts by creating a few works of her own. Inquisitive Emily is well-spoken and enthusiastic as she learns how to create beading, origami, animal balloons, a clay dolphin, and a collage.
Episode 7 offers another engaging journey focusing on natural habitats and conservation. Take a tour with Emily as she learns about the forest, how to plant trees, an eco-house, worms and fertilizer, and a science experiment. This is a great way to educate young children about living things that contribute to nature and preserving the environment.
In Episode 9, Emily investigates the exciting world of the Humane Society, the post office, the marine police department, paramedics working with 911dispatchers, and astronauts. Episodes 7 and 9 are a part of the Getting Creative Part II Series.
All films are of great quality and provide four accessibility options for the visual and hearing impaired. In addition to the videos, the This is Emily Yeung web site offers more fun as the cartoon image of Emily engages children in the interactive site. The web page is loaded with things to do in her virtual playroom and backyard. You can even ask her questions!
The programming is excellent and will appeal to young audiences to be used in any elementary classroom, media center, or public library.