Along with this I am attempting to read more books that have been made into movies. My goal is to read the book first then watch the movie.
Last summer my family read the first book of the Hunger Games before the movie was released. We then watched the movie together. We all agreed that the book was much better than the movie.
Before that I took on the challenge of reading The Count of Monte Cristo. I was super excited to watch the movie. I was so disappointed.
Years ago I read Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. In 2012 the movie was released. I think I will need to re-read the book then watch the movie again. If the pattern holds the book should crush the film!
Last week I finished reading life of Pi. Both of my daughters want to read it as well then we can all enjoy watching the movie together.
I find reading books as a family is a great activity. There are so many benefits. So many parents struggle to have meaningful conversation with their children and it gets more difficult the older they get.
Reading books together gives parents something significant but not too awkward to talk to their children about. Many times these non-threatening talks can lead to deeper conversations about life, morals, choices, and the future…
What are some activities that you do with your children?
Please share ideas of books, activities, games, and other things that are enriching to your family. It may give another family some ideas to make their time together even better!