Its show time, folks!
We decided to send this post out because we
know that watching movies as a family is a hot favorite during vacations.
Here is a list from the Mount Litera Zee
School, which you can sample from, but before then, read on to find out how
cinema can be a useful and beneficial tool of learning for children.
If books give detailed and vivid
descriptions of almost everything in and about the world, consider movies to be
a rapid montage of screenshots, which often encapsulate a whole lifetime in a
handful of minutes.
Most attempt to give a message, some do,
The variety and diversity of cinema
bouncing on air-waves are only as vast as your imagination allows it to be. And
not everything out there is meant for a child’s prying eyes!
Therefore, the selection of the right
viewing material for your children is a serious, but fun responsibility.
It makes it a whole lot easier if parents
use movies as a learning medium.
Different movies carry specific messages
which can produce a lasting impact in a child’s mind.
Apollo 13 underlined the values of
teamwork. Remember The Titans showed us how prejudice and fear can be overcome
with compassion and love. And Doubt, no doubt, made us realise that we must not
judge others prematurely.
So, the next time you go out and watch a
movie as a family, don’t forget to follow it up with a learning question. A
simple “What did you learn?” or “What do you think?” will do.
You may find the resulting discussion to be
an eye-opener about how well your child uses natural ability to learn and
And if you are too concerned about the odd
instance of a mad chase or a gunfight, perhaps you can use those symbols to
drive home the importance of safety and security in a violent world.
The final word: Enjoy the movies with your
kids. You’ll have a great time as long as you don’t forget the soda and
But when you pick the flick, do ensure some
mental nutrition for your children, along with the entertainment.
The following titles are screened for the
students of Mount Litera Zee School.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
THE SECRET GARDEN
ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES
AKEELAH AND THE BEE
DUNSTON CHECKS IN
BABY'S DAY OUT
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON - PARTS 1 AND 2