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Early Learning Benchmark Videos

These videos were filmed in a variety of settings, including programs at public universities, community colleges, and private homes. For each video, we provide background information, a transcript, and a description of how various 2013 Illinois Early Learning and Development benchmarks are met.

Videos range in length from 30 seconds to 5 minutes. Most are less than 1 minute.

  • Air and Tires (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Science
  • Bethany Draws a Wheel (IEL Video) About Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Physical Development and Health, The Arts, Social/Emotional Development
  • Bouncing Balls (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Mathematics, Science, Physical Development and Health, Social/Emotional Development
  • Climbing a Tree (IEL Video) AboutPhysical Development and Health, Social/Emotional Development
  • The Clock Repairman and His Tools (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
  • Comparing Firefighter Coats (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Mathematics, Science
  • Constructing a Cradle (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Science, Physical Development and Health, Social/Emotional Development
  • Counting Chickens (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies
  • Counting Crackers (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Mathematics, Social/Emotional Development
  • Creative Movement: The Flower Dance (IEL Video) About Language Arts, Physical Development and Health, The Arts
  • Drawing a Friend (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, The Arts, Social/Emotional Development
  • Dual Language Use During Choice Time (IEL Video) About Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Physical Development and Health, English Language Learner Home Language Development, Social/Emotional Development
  • Dustin’s French Horn Model (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Science, Social Studies, The Arts
  • An Engineer Changes His Mind (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Science, The Arts, Social/Emotional Development
  • Explaining Cradle Construction (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Social Studies, Social/Emotional Development
  • Exploring Sound on the Dam (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Science, Social/Emotional Development
  • Exploring Trees on the Playground (IEL Video) AboutScience, Social/Emotional Development
  • Exploring Windshield Wipers (IEL Video) About Science, Physical Development and Health, Social/Emotional Development
  • Experimenting with Balance (IEL Video) AboutPhysical Development and Health
  • Fine Motor Skills and Safety (IEL Video) AboutMathematics, Science, Physical Development and Health
  • Flubber (IEL Video) About Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Physical Development and Health, Social/Emotional Development
  • Getting to Know Rabbits (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Science, Social/Emotional Development
  • Ideas about a Marble Run (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social/Emotional Development
  • Keep It Moving: Playing With Hoops (IEL Video)AboutScience, Physical Development and Health, Social/Emotional Development, English Language Learner Home Language Development
  • Learning about a Stethoscope (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Science, Social Studies, Physical Development and Health, Social/Emotional Development
  • Mack Reads His Book (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Science, Social Studies
  • Magnets and Cars (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social/Emotional Development
  • Mila Paints the Fence (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Mathematics, Physical Development and Health, The Arts, Social/Emotional Development
  • Mila Sticks With Art (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Mathematics, Physical Development and Health, The Arts, Social/Emotional Development
  • Mozart Jazz Freight Train (IEL Video) AboutMathematics, Physical Development and Health, The Arts, Social/Emotional Development
  • Oats, Peas, Beans and Barley: Learning Through an Action Song (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Physical Development and Health, The Arts
  • Observing Chickens on the Playground (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social/Emotional Development
  • One Morning at the Construction Table (IEL Video) About Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Physical Development and Health, English Language Learner Home Language Development, Social/Emotional Development
  • One Morning in the Block Area (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Mathematics, Science, Physical Development and Health, Social/Emotional Development
  • Please Pass the Water (IEL Video) About Language Arts, Physical Development and Health, Social/Emotional Development
  • The Right Word: Conversation and Print During Pretend Play (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts English Language Learner Home Language Development, Social/Emotional Development
  • Roland Draws a Garden (IEL Video) About Language Arts, Mathematics,Social Studies, Physical Development and Health, The Arts
  • Sara Measures (IEL Video) About Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Social/Emotional Development
  • Shaving Cream (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Science, Physical Development and Health, Social/Emotional Development
  • “She Goes First”: Cooperative “Housekeeping” Play (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, English Language Learner Home Language Development, Social/Emotional Development
  • Straw Painting (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Science, Physical Development and Health, The Arts, Social/Emotional Development
  • Talking about Waterslide Models (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Mathematics, Science
  • Tattoos and Teakettles: “Housekeeping” Conversations (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Physical Development and Health, English Language Learner Home Language Development, Social/Emotional Development
  • Transitioning (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Social/Emotional Development
  • Two on a Trike (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Physical Development and Health, Social/Emotional Development
  • What's in the Box (IEL Video) AboutLanguage Arts, Science, Social/Emotional Development
  • Where the Chick Came From (IEL Video) About Language Arts, Science

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