In this new 13-part series, six-year-old Emily Yeung takes on the world with her own unique perspective. She's joined on her adventures by everyone from snake handlers to professional basketball players; from stuffed animal makers to pineapple upside-down cake bakers. Whoever her guest may be, inquisitive Emily is always up for a new experience or challenge.
Each segment is six minutes long and they have been aggregated thematically into 13 half-hour episodes, each with 5 separate segments.
There is a companion interactive website to enhance and further the Emily Yeung experience.
The five 6 minute segments in A Day in My Life are:
1) THIS IS EMILY YEUNG AT THE HUMANE SOCIETY - Emily Yeung visits a Humane Society and learns what the Humane Society does for the community. Emily meets several different animals that live at the Humane Society.
2) THIS IS EMILY YEUNG WITH THE PARAMEDICS - Emily Yeung learns how and when to call 911 when she visits the paramedics. Emily practices a 911 call before exploring an ambulance and learning about how all its equipment is used to help people.
3) THIS IS EMILY YEUNG AT THE POST OFFICE Neither hail, nor sleet, nor snow will stop Emily Yeung from learning how to deliver the mail. Emily mails a letter to her grandma and follows it as it travels to grandma's house.
4) THIS IS EMILY YEUNG TRAINING TO BE AN ASTRONAUT Emily Yeung is training to be an astronaut at NASA. Emily joins real life astronaut Cady Coleman and learns what it takes to become a space explorer.
5) THIS IS EMILY YEUNG LEARNING ABOUT WATER SAFETY - Emily Yeung joins the marine police department and learns how they rescue people from the water. Emily learns she should always find an adult if she hears someone calling for help and watches as the police practice a helicopter rescue!
The other episodes are:
1. Getting Creative, Part I Emily makes a variety of crafts including origami art, a clay sculpture, and a collage.
2. Getting Creative, Part II In this episode Emily makes her own stuffed animal, builds a sand sculpture, and more.
3. All Sorts of Animals Emily learns about snakes and camels, takes care of some kittens, and even swims with dolphins!
4. Great Canadian Wonders Emily visits Quebec City, an amusement park, an ice hotel and a hot spring, and explores the Rocky Mountains.
5. Fit and Fun Emily tries out a number of physical activities including basketball, soccer, skiing and snowboarding.
6. Great Times in All Kinds of Weather Emily shows us all sorts of activities to keep busy in good or bad weather.
7. Creatures, Creations, Conservation In this episode Emily explores a forest, learns about worms, tries some science experiments, and plants a tree.
8. A Few of My Favorite Things Emily builds a treehouse, learns about rabbits and fireworks, plays dress-up, and goes ice fishing.
10. Let's Get Cookin' Emily tries her hand at making a variety of delicious foods in the kitchen.
11. Sharing Multicultural Traditions Emily learns karate, makes sushi and bubble tea, learns an African dance, and makes a medicine wheel.
12. At the Farm Emily rides a tractor, tends to the horses, learns about chickens, becomes a cowgirl, and makes fresh cheese.
13. Putting on a Show Emily puts on a puppet show, makes a mask, practices ballet dancing, and meets both Cirque du Soleil and the Blue Man Group.
Holiday Special Emily celebrates Christmas and learns about other holidays that people celebrate.
Grade Level: Pre-K-2
US Release Date: 2007
Copyright Date: 2006
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-726-4
VHS ISBN: 1-59458-725-6
"Emily Yeung's infectious smile pulls you into her interesting world, a place where everyday experiences are an adventure. In this episode, we get a glimpse behind-the-scene of ordinary and not-so-ordinary outings. Each segment is visually appealing, intellectually deep, and emotionally satisfying for young viewers. The segments are action-packed and full of answers to the real questions that children have about their world. Rich vocabulary, meaningful content and important lessons to be learned will capture children's interest, from prekindergarten through 3rd grade. Adults, too, will find nuggets of wisdom in how to elaborate children's routines by observing the adults in Emily's life respond to her curiosity...How refreshing for children and adults to see females at work as veterinarians, and paramedics and astronauts!"
Dr. Mary Jane Eisenhauer,
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, Purdue University North Central
"All films are of great quality and provide four accessibility options for the visual and hearing impaired...The programming is excellent and will appeal to young audiences to be used in any elementary classroom, media center, or public library."
Deidra Herring, The Ohio State University, Educational Media Reviews Online
"Emily is a bright and engaging protagonist, and young viewers will delight in her diverse adult and child friends. The filmmakers have created a warm and safe environment for this young child to grow and learn, one that serves [as] a model for children and their communities everywhere."
"Spontaneous...Emily asks a lot of questions and offers her own opinions. She is a charming, enthusiastic host whose sparkle is infectious and is always eager to embark on new adventures and be challenged. Viewers will be inspired to learn more about the subjects that Emily introduces and to try some of the physical and creative activities that are featured...Educational and lots of fun."
Wendy Woodfill, Hennepin Country Library, School Library Journal