Children’s Circle; Spring
housekeeping for birds, bird calls, Sammy’s House
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- Children’s Circle
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Daily children's radio series hosted by Nancy Harper (later Creshkoff) of the Nursery Training School, Tufts College. The series, aimed at 3-5 year olds, featured songs, storytelling, and other activities, and was originally conceived as a series based on educational principles and proven teaching methods. Unique for its time and in a marked departure from other children's programs of the day that had little educational merit.
Series was produced from 1951-1955, by different producers including: Ralph Tangney, Jack Summerfield, and Ray Wilding-White. Initially referred to as "Children's Corner" in WGBH Program Guide for week of 10/7/1951. Series release date: 10/8/1951
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Cinema verite look at the people, sights and sounds of springtime. Program includes: random people commenting on what spring means to them; young “hippies” dance at an outdoor musical performance; the viewer is taken on a glider flight from Plymouth airport. Program concludes with a short film “Spring” by William Berchen; a montage of images of nature set to the music of Vivaldi.
Series Description: Series of programs intended to highlight communities in the Greater Boston Area as well as to encourage local citizens to become more involved with community activities.
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- Chicago: “Children’s Circle; Spring,” 03/23/1953, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 14, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_2A4AE914B328401884A3816412470216.
- MLA: “Children’s Circle; Spring.” 03/23/1953. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 14, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_2A4AE914B328401884A3816412470216>.
- APA: Children’s Circle; Spring. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_2A4AE914B328401884A3816412470216