Do you need some help motivating your kids to read more? I always am looking for new ways to get my kids reading, and one way to do that is through movies! The motivation could come in one of two ways - watching the movie could get them excited about the story and make them want to read the book OR waiting until after the book is read to watch the movie could make them want to finish the book so that they can see the movie.
Once you've watched the movie and read the book, it can be fun to think and talk about what parts of the story were the same in both the movie and book and what parts were different. When we watch a book-inspired movie after reading the book, it can be surprising just how much of the book got left out! It shows us that reading gives us much more of the story that we love. Here are some great picks for book and movie pairings!