Book-ish DVD’s for Kids and Teens
Our children don’t watch a heap of television, for no other reason than we’re not home that much! But do not fear I’m not against television, and we have most definitely gone through stages where the television has been relied on too much. I’ve also been known to start a cooking activitiy with the girls, then end up a frazzled mess and suggest they go and watch television while I finish off for them, because cooking with kids can be fabulous, or it can be hell.
I did a ‘Real Life Wednesday’ post here, linking up with Picklebums a while back and I love this photo below from that post. I think it sums up television and my kids…they don’t watch a heap, but when they do, oh my glory they are glued to the screen.
I’m a big fan of DVDs as they have a finish time (as opposed to ABC2 which I could be tempted to keep on for hours!) and naturally, I really like programs and movies with a literary or book theme. So below are my favourites in different age ranges.
The Australian Curriculum: English has a focus on multimodal text types with conent descriptors such as this one from Year Six woven throughout: Compare texts including media texts that represent ideas and events in different ways, explaining the effects of the different approaches (ACELY1708) and this one from Year Seven: Analyse and explain the effect of technological innovations on texts, particularly media texts (ACELY1765) . We live in a digital world and it is impossible to ignore digital stories such as those below – it’s all about balance…screen time and page time.
To add any of these digital stories to your home, school or library collection please click on images.
Lower Primary – Middle Primary – Upper Primary
(check for suitability for your child)
Lower Secondary – Young Adult
And I had to throw this one in for the ADULTS (R Rating). Did you even KNOW that ‘Game of Thrones’ was a book series?Booktopia. You can also compare prices on Fishpond and Bookworld for Australian purchases.If you live in the US or would prefer to use Amazon click here. If you live in the UK or would prefer to use Book Depository click here. Purchases clicked through from the Children’s Books Daily site result in a small commission. Commission is used in part to maintain Children’s Books Daily and to support community groups which connect children with books.