It is said that watching a movie together gives the child and adult moments to discuss the movie together and covering the events and moral ideals seen in it. Reading a book that is based on the same movie gives more of a chance to see the tale in another way. The combination of the two is said to sharpen both the comprehension of the story and the decoding abilities as well. These are said to be two of the most important skills for future academics in their life and also for them to face the world.
There is the idea that reading the book first is highly recommended. The reason being is that the child can use their imagination to bring the story and characters to life using their own imagination. On the other hand seeing the movie first can bring about an interest for the child to read the book. A little flexibility on the parents end can be needed to reach this goal.
Many stories read today have problems or conflicts. These stories are recommended to be used as discussion points with your kid. You can talk about the conflicts seen with various characters and ask your child how they would solve the problem. You can even ask them which version of the tale they prefer and why they do.
Many titles are out there that come highly recommended.
Some works include:
- Charlotte’s Web
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- The Wizard of Oz
- The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
- A Wrinkle in Time
- Alice in Wonderland
- The Secret Garden
- Pippi Longstocking
- Curious George
- Clifford the Big Red Dog