This DVD has everything you want if you are an enthusiastic child counselor - or just interested in taking a trip into the past!
Many methods used in management training these days use role-plays, which involve remembering the games the participants played as children. They are asked to remember running around with childhood friends pretending to be cowboys and Indians, cops and robbers, or heroes and villains. These experiences are then used as a springboard for making participants understand the value of lessons learned while playing as children. In the days before television made its way into many American homes, play and recreational activities took up much of the children's spare time. This allowed them to learn and cherish values such as honesty, cooperation and friendship, which in later years served them well.
Play In The Snow
This film captures the sheer joy that children experience while playing in the snow. You will enjoy watching them making snowmen, skiing, sledding and playing games like fox and geese.
Producer: Encyclopedia Britannica Films
Color: BLACK & WHITE
A Chance To Play
This film theorizes that recreational activities are the answer to many of the problems juveniles face - accidents, boredom, delinquency and social pathologies. It especially recommends better recreational facilities after the lights come on. It highlights the benefits of recreational activities for adults as well.
Sponsor: General Electric Company in cooperation with the National Recreation Association
Producer: March of Time
Color: BLACK & WHITE
This film talks about good behavior during a child's leisure time. Using a practical example, it shows how good behavior can be part of a child's leisure time activities.
Producer: Children's Productions
Color: BLACK & WHITE
They Call It All States
The myriad activities that teenagers were involved in at the 1959 National Farmer Union's Summer Camp are captured in color in this film. You will see youngsters involved in activities such as flag raising, cooking and doing the dishes.
Sponsor: National Farmers Union
Producer: Stapp, Thomas & Wade (Denver)
DVD One: 01:02:30
This DVD represents a rare collection of films made by outstanding producers such as Encyclopedia Britannica and the famed Stapp, Thomas and Wade trio. The central theme these films moot is the significance of recreation in shaping one's life. Lessons to be learn are, playing is not only fun but also beneficial, the world would be a better place if we had more playgrounds and better recreational facilities especially at night, the best time to learn good behavior is while playing, and summer camps are fun!
The footage on children playing in the snow generates nostalgia and takes you back some years if you are, like me, someone who has seen fifty winters or more. You will find yourself nodding in agreement to the persuasive arguments presented in favor of the need for more recreational facilities by the Sponsors of "A Chance To Play" (General Electrical Company). Naturally, GEC stood to benefit, but the point is well made. The footage on the summer camp is lively and exhaustive in its coverage of what went on at the camp. Lively narration and musical score make up for the black and white footage used in three of the four clips.
"Enjoyable and educational" is how I would describe the DVD in a nutshell.
"At 80, I cannot go out on a winter's day and play in the snow like I used to, but I enjoyed watching the children in a part of this DVD - hurling snowballs, skimming over the snow and making snowmen. One of them even looked just like I did at 13! I also enjoyed the film about the summer camp the farmers' children attended. If these films had not been put on DVD, who knows, I may never have seen them!"
Customer's Name: James Waterman (St. Joseph, Michigan)
"I am very pleased and satisfied with my order. As I anticipated, the look and play of the DVD is excellent, just like the rest of my collection. I appreciate the professional service, and prompt responses to my e-mail inquiries. The sound and picture quality is well preserved, given age of the films. I would highly recommend the services of a2zcds.com for the preservation of very valuable and priceless films such as these one on American children."
Customer's Name: Sarah Hancock (Nashville, Tennessee)
"I think this DVD could serve many purposes, but two come to mind easily- reliving the joys of childhood and a case study for those wishing to research the impact of childhood games on individuals. I appreciate General Electrical Company's initiative in sponsoring a movie on a subject that was relevant- the need for better recreational facilities. I fully agree with the suggestion this film makes - recreation is the answer to curbing juvenile delinquency. I wish the film had a sequel, which talked about the results of such efforts."
Customer's Name: Cheryl Thomas (San Francisco, California)
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