Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Parenting Tips: Movie School?
Parents.. your job is to enjoy the time with the kids but also posing questions that will challenge your kids to think, making comments that support their observations, and celebrating the excitement of their discoveries. Help them see the wonder, experience amazement, and feed their curiosity. Plus... it is great family time once a week. [Maybe even break out the popcorn or ice cream!]
For less than the price of going to a family cartoon movie, or the latest sequel.... you can purchase these DVDs to own. But, check out your local library or video lending store. Find some non-story based, fact filled, visually stunning DVDs or videos. Often you can check out a few episodes online to see what DVD works best for your family. Many can be downloaded for under $2 per episode. Here are a few examples that my kiddos have loved and learned while loving them.
from the Eyewitness series: Based on the amazing DK Eyewitness books, this series will fascinate the whole family... my kids started with the "Pond and River" DVD [under $10].
Note: I got each of these for about $10 used, but even new they are between $15-$20.