This week I brought home two non-fiction movies about Australia. Australia the Beautiful was a bust with Anna – the narration was not appropriate for her age group, and she started fidgeting in about 5 minutes. However, she lapped up a 30 minute movie Families of Australia and asked to watch it three times this week. I enjoyed the movie too – it had two segments. One was about a farmer family raising sheep and another one was about an urban family living in Sydney. Both were narrated by young kids (7 and 8 years) who took us through a normal day in their lives. There were a few facts about Australia’s history and nature thrown into narration, but Anna was mostly interested in people and what they do. There was one point in the movie where the boy was talking about immigration to Australia and how people from different countries “hope to find a better life here”. Anna suddenly said, “We don’t need to go to Australia, we have a good life here in America!" Of course, next minute she wanted to go and visit there :)
We also talked about real families of Australia. We looked at the beautiful postcard that we received from Savannah and her mom Elise who write Inspiration Surrounds, Creativity Abounds blog. We looked at the blog too, but Anna was wiggly and more interested in playing with her koala bear. Technically, it’s not her bear. Her papa got the bear from his parents who visited Australia in their travels around the world. However, papa was nice enough to share his bear with daughter :)
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