“Do you realize how many events and choices that had to occur since the birth of the universe leading to the making of you just exactly the way you are?”
What a brilliant message for kids. Heck, when Oprah pronounced those words to Meg, it made me shiver and be proud to be me.
A Wrinkle in Time is a gorgeous, magical movie that reminds us of the power of love and the strength of being a sibling.
So you want to watch it with your kids.
If you want to see me laugh in childish delight over and over again, put in Sony Pictures’ Peter Rabbit and watch me go.
From the tongue-in-cheek opening song sequence to Peter’s antics and the hilarity of watching McGregor squirm, I am hooked.
The great thing about this film is that my entire family (even the teenage boys) feels that way about it. It may not be exactly the story we love from the book, but it’s a great story that gives you plenty of opportunity to compare and contrast.
And did I mention it’s funny?
Harriet the Spy is one of those stories that reminds you exactly what middle school was like. You laugh, you cringe, you remember the friendships, you remember friends turning on each other…
Like I said, you cringe.
But it’s also a feel-good movie that your kids will love and since it was released in 1996, there’s a good chance they haven’t seen it.
They totally should.
My boys love this film about a pair of siblings in foster care who keep stray dogs in an abandoned hotel.
Because what kid doesn’t love dogs? Well, I mean, I do know one kid that doesn’t, but she still enjoys dog movies.
If you’re looking for a family fun night with plenty of laughs and a book tie-in, Hotel for Dogs is the perfect answer. And read the book, too, because it’s written by Lois Duncan, so you know it’s good.
Just maybe don’t try to read it all in one night.