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Children’s Circle; Spring


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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

Program Description

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 October 23, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/A_2A4AE914B328401884A3816412470216.
MLA: “Children’s Circle; Spring.” 03/23/1953. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 23, 2016. <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
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