- Dragon Tales
- "Backwards and Forwards"
As the dragons and kids play Leap Dragon, music sparkles begin to rain down on Dragon Land and, voila! everything suddenly goes backwards. At first it's fun to skip around the meadow in reverse and to go up a waterfall -- and Ord rather likes the possibility of always eating dessert before a meal -- but the mix-up quickly becomes frustrating.
- Teletubbies - In Teletubbyland, the Teletubbies come out of Home Hill. Tinky Winky and Po go left and Dipsy and Laa-Laa go right. They walk round the back, through the doors and out the front.
Do in Class
- Barney: Looby Loo - Learn about "in" and "out" through discussion and a game of Looby Loo.
- Barney: Paper Spiders - Create a paper spider to study positional words such as "up" and "down".
- Between the Lions: Family Games - Set up an obstacle course, and talk about moving through the course using directional words.
- Between the Lions: Follow the Directions - Find hidden treasure by following directions.
- Boohbah: Left/Center/Right Game - Use directional words to help children keep track of where a ball is located in this game of cups.
- Postcards from Buster: Knot It! - Learn to tie a nifty knot by following directions.
- Teletubbies: Up and Down - Use gestures as you read together this rhyme.
- Boohbah: Windows - Use directional words to help make horizontal and vertical lines of specified characters in this interactive game.
- Cyberchase: The Eye of Rom - Use cardinal directions to navigate through an ancient pyramid.
- Jay Jay The Jet Plane: Fly with Jay Jay - Control the direction that Jay Jay flies in this online game.
- 10 Little Rubber Ducks
By Eric Carle
Published February 2005 by HarperCollins Publishers
A box of ten rubber ducks is washed overboard in a storm. One by one they drift apart until the last finds companionship with a real mother duck and her nine ducklings. Children can count, meet common ocean animals, learn the cardinal points of the compass, and make the rubber duck squeak.
- I See a Sign
By Lars Klove
Published May 1996 by Aladdin Library
These photographs of environmental signs will help young children learn to read, and will hone their decoding skills. Very simple text helps put the signs into context.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.