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  • Accessible Media for Your Winter Celebrations flyer. Six children and a dog sit around a giant snowglobe of a woodland scene with a young deer, bear, owl raccoon and chipmunk. Two children sign, one sits in a wheelchair, one wears glasses and another sits

    Accessible Media for Your Winter Celebrations

    DCMP has many fun learning opportunities in its accessible media for your winter celebrations. Two brand new titles are: 1) Too Many Tamales. Based on the book by Gary Soto. Maria was feeling very grown-up on Christmas Eve as she helped her mother prepare the tamales for Christmas dinner. When she slipped her mother's diamond ring onto her finger, she only meant to wear it for a minute. But suddenly, the ring was gone, and there were 24 tamales that just might contain the missing ring; 2) The Magic School Bus Holiday Special. It's the last day of school before the winter holidays, and Wanda plans to see the Nutcracker ballet. But during a trip to a recycling plant, her toy soldier accidentally gets recycled. Devastated, Wanda wishes for a world without recycling. Ms. Frizzle activates the bus's un-recycler, taking the class on a song-filled field trip. (Note: Take your students for more rides on The Magic School Bus series of 51 award winning videos.)

  • A real reindeer in a living room watches TV playing an ASL video.

    Learn Holiday Vocabulary In American Sign Language

    These six short videos are DCMP's holiday gifts to beginning signers: 1) Holidays In ASL teaches signs for holidays in each month of the year, including: Christmas, President's Day, Valentine's Day, Memorial Day, and more; 2) Christmas Vocabulary In American Sign Language includes 24 signs: angel, Christmas carol, Christmas tree, fireplace, holiday lights, and more; 3) Hanukkah Vocabulary in American Sign Language teaches nine signs: Hanukkah, candle, dreidel, game, Happy Hanukkah, menorah, miracle, music, and potato pancake; 4) Kwanzaa Vocabulary in American Sign Language includes eight signs: Kwanza, African mask, corn, creativity, culture, (African) drum, fruit, and Happy Kwanza; 5) Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! has captions and signs for the lyrics of this popular winter tune sung by Dean Martin; 6) Christmas - American Sign Language Tutorial includes fourteen signs: Santa Claus, cookie, milk, stocking, present, reindeer, and more. While viewing of most DCMP materials requires a membership, use of these sign language videos is free to everyone. Note: There is so much more for members! Browse our catalog under Sign Language and be introduced to over 200 titles in the Sign Language section of the DCMP media library.

  • This drawing is a parody of a Dr. Seuss story. Big red letters say 'How the Scrinch Didn't Steal Access. A line drawing of a yellow fuzzy monster with a Santa hat, unsuccessfully trying to pull a giant Santa bag full of D.C.M.P. video envelopes. Text read

    Described and Captioned Movies

    Remember that DCMP movies are more than just entertainment. They provide children with opportunities for cultural enrichment, vocabulary and literacy development, and much more. Parents, check out the DCMP YouTube classic movie playlist for wonderful titles like The Jungle Book, Lassie’s Great Adventure, Les Miserables, Pygmalion, and many more! But if you prefer current movies on DVD, you probably know that almost all have captions. However, while all movies are not described, the Audio Description Project offers a listing of current described movies.

New Media Releases

  • Image from Learning Braille

    Learning Braille - 2011 - 27 minutes

    Braille allows people to read and write without being limited by vision loss.  This video overviews reading and writing the alphabet, numbers, and some punctuation symbols. There are different types of braille and endless possibilities for its use, and this video focuses on I uncontracted Braille.

  • Image from Speak Up

    Speak Up - 2012 - 24 minutes

    Bullied students tell their emotional stories of fear, hurt, and pain. But they also have a positive message to share about other youth who helped save them.

  • Image from The Bully Effect

    The Bully Effect - 2013 - 20 minutes

    A documentary that tells the story of a bullied kid named Alex. He overcomes the effects of being bullied and advocates for other kids who are bullied. His efforts provide students and families with inspiration and encourage them to persevere.

  • Image from The House of Science: Paella and Nails (Spanish)

    The House of Science: Paella and Nails (Spanish) - 2011 - 21 minutes

    What are the differences between fish and shellfish? The scientists will explain their differences. The scientists also explore the rate that nails grow. Is it the same for everyone? Part of the House of Science Series.

  • Image from The House of Science: Detergent and Moon (Spanish)

    The House of Science: Detergent and Moon (Spanish) - 2011 - 22 minutes

    What does detergent do? The scientists research its qualities with an experiment. In this chapter, they will also conduct experiments in 2D and 3D to determine how vision works with different dimensions. The scientists will also explain the phases of the moon. Part of the House of Science Series.

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