Tell me...?

“Tell me…?” is an unprecedented educational series of 50
2-minute episodes designed to help viewers understand child development in light of recent discoveries in neuroscience and to promote child-centered nurturing childcare and education.

This series aims to introduce viewers to positive approaches with an eye to supporting the evolution of both professional and parenting practices.

The series was filmed in France and Quebec at child height without staging to sincerely capture the everyday life situations of parents and early childhood professionals.

Each video comes with an explanatory sheet offering ways to investigate further and find the most relevant resources on each subject. These informational sheets may be of assistance for practice analysis sessions or more in-depth purposes.

The series is often presented at conferences, practice analysis sessions, training courses, teaching days, and congresses that the Association offers in French-speaking countries. It is used as well by many childcare professionals in their daily work with children, as an aid in better understanding their development.

Tell me…? is the highly acclaimed series for parents and professionals in France, Quebec, the UAE, and in French-speaking Belgium.

Some episodes have been translated into Arabic and English.

Find it on the Enfance et Covid platform in the context of the health crisis.

The emotions

Why help children to name their emotions?

How to help children better manage their emotions?

Why don’t children control their anger?

How to make the morning separation a bit easier?


What are kisses and smiles for?

Can we help children bond with a new person?

Why are some children so attached to their security blankets?

Why integrate a little one into the play of an older child?


Is it okay to let children play with their food?

What are the benefits to letting a child dress by himself?

Is it dangerous to let a child take risks?


Why do children cry?

Why talk to a baby?

How to encourage children to speak and communicate?

Why put ourselves at a child’s height?


Why should we let children play without rules or instructions?

What are the advantages of going outside to play?

Should we prevent children from squabbling and pushing each other?

Is it okay to let a child play alone, away from the group?

Executive functions

What are executive functions?

Why do we have to repeat the same instructions to children?

Why do children need help accomplishing a task?

Why do children have difficulty taking turns?

How do children react when confronted with a problem?


Why welcome a child with special needs in a childcare setting?

How do children become sensitive to what others are going through?

What do children learn by imitating adults?

Why is sharing so hard for toddlers?

Motor skills

Why involve children in meal preparation?

How do children become right-handed or left-handed?

What are the advantages of getting around in various ways?

Why encourage children to practice small, precise gestures?

Why do children like to repeatedly pick up and drop objects?

What are the benefits of crawling for children?

Healthy life habits

How to help children want to eat healthily and play actively?

How can you help a baby to be born healthy?

How to awaken children to different tastes?

Why go out and explore nature with your child?

Should we force children to eat everything on their plates?


How to read with children in a fun way?

Why sing with children?

Why give a book to a baby?

Why listen to music with children?

How much “screen time” should there be in children’s lives?

Why let children play with blocks?

Daily routines

Why is it not so easy to decode the signals a baby is sending out?

Is teeth-brushing and washing hands only a question of hygiene?

Does caring for the child take priority over play?

How can we help children to fall asleep?

Why do children put so many things in their mouths?

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