Monday, February 23, 2009
Home Spun strip #325
I want to start by restating my belief that there is a place for movies and television as a learning tool. I know homeschoolers who will proudly declare their homes "TV free" and I think it's admirable that they are able to do that. I can't. I grew up with television, and it comforted me through many hospital stays for asthma after visiting hours were over.
That said, I don't know how many people would enjoy watching movies with us. We are very vocal. We don't go to the movies often, but when we do, we are literally bursting with discussion by the time the movie finishes. I encourage my children to read the books before we watch movies that are based on them. This usually means there are shouts of "Why did they add that?" and "That's not what the characters did!" during movie time. Marina has come to terms with poor film adaptations by accepting the movie as a separate entity.