Movies as Teaching Tools and Fun + Giveaway!!
We love going to the movies! I remember going to the movies when I was a little girl! I remember sitting in the big seats with my feet in the air because I was too short to reach the floor. I remember grabbing popcorn out of the giant bucket and eating candy, while sipping on a cup of soda with a straw out of the side of my mouth. I remember laughing out loud and hearing my family laugh as well.
Now that I am a grownup, I experience the popcorn, the soda, the candy and the laughter, but my feet now comfortable rest on the ground. I love to go to the movies with Frank and our 6 kids. Every time we go, we buy a big bucket of popcorn (free refill of course) and then get 6 trays. We then pour popcorn into each tray and pass the goodies down the line. There is something so nostalgic about hearing our precious children laugh or gasp at the movies we watch on the big screen. These are memories they’ll carry with them just as I have.
Movies are not only a form of entertainment, but they can also be used as teaching tools. How do we use movies as teaching tools? Often times, we talk as a family about the movie we just watched. We’ll ask them what their favorite part or favorite character in the movie was. Then they talk about why it was their favorite part or favorite character (initiating group conversation). We’ll talk about what the characters did and should have done differently or how their bad choices lead to consequences. We also talk about how their good choices lead to positive outcomes. Sometimes we even talk about what the next movie in the sequel might be like (imagination kicks in here). So there you have it – movies can be used as positive teaching tools.
One of our favorite ways to go to the movies with 6 kids is by purchasing our movie tickets online (or on the app) with Fandango. It makes the process so easy and smooth. Basically we choose the theater, movie and time we want and then the number of adult and children tickets we want. We pay online or through the app and immediately receive a confirmation email. We then head to the movie theater, walk in and either print our tickets at the kiosk or show them our purchase on our phones. Then it’s into the movie theater we go. This is totally the way to do it, especially with a big family or little kids – or if you’re going to see a movie that is likely to sell out at the theater that day. We love Fandango!!!
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Have you used Fandango before? How do you use movies as a learning tool?
This is a sponsored post with Fandango. All opinions are mine.