Intentional Parenting Family Movies
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Social-Emotional Learning — Friendship; Caring for Animals; Grieving.
Moral-Ethical Emphasis — Caring.
At a Glance — Ages: 6 - 8; MPAA Rating: PG for some peril and action; Animated; 2009; 96 minutes; Color.
Description — This popular animated movie, which is loved by people of all ages, introduces Carl and his wife, Ellie. It lightly explores Carl's grief when Ellie dies leaving their dreams of exploring far off places unfulfilled. The story shows how Carl gets beyond his grief, the benefits of multi-generational friendship, the thrill of exploration, and the importance of respecting the creatures and environments of remote areas.
The movie's Paradise Falls and the area around it are modeled after Angel Falls and the tepuis of Venezuela's Canaima National Park. Children can be introduced to this amazing geological area through the movie.
Every Guide to Talking and Playing With Movies contains film-related discussion prompts, games, and a short story related to the themes of the film.
Each Guide helps parents and teachers use family movies to enhance verbal development, increase social-emotional learning, and foster character education.
Benefits of the Movie — "Up" is a great film for kids of all ages, teaching important lessons about grieving, friendship, and caring for animals.
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For a more complete explanation of how to use movies to foster development through talk and play, see Ideas for Talking and Playing Using Family Movies. Babysitters can better serve their charges by talking with children about the movies children watch and organizing games based on situations in the films. See How Babysitters Can Enhance Verbal Development and Social-Emotional Learning.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends against putting children age 2 or younger in front of a screen. For children 3 and above it recommends no more than 1 to 2 hours of educational, nonviolent programs each day. For these children family movies are a great way for intentional parents to use entertainment to enhance a child's verbal skills, social and emotional learning and character education.
"Up" is great entertainment. With this Guide parents and teachers can make it educational, too.
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